Harmas Jean-Henri Fabre

National Museum of Natural History in Sérignan-du-Comtat

A living memory, the museum is the house in Sérignan-du-Comtat, 30 kilometres from Avignon, where Jean-Henri Fabre, the famous entomologist, lived the latter part of his busy life from 1879 to 1915.

The estate, at the time surrounded by fallow land (harmas in Provençal), was the indefatigable scientist's open-air laboratory where he could observe the life and habits of countless insects.  

Jean-Henri Fabre (1823-1915), a tireless researcher, professor, writer, chemist, watercolorist, poet, musician and family man, has left us with an important lifetime work.  

In this veritable museum, you can visit the house and discover Jean-Henri Fabre's study, his admirable collection of 1300 objects and specimens, two letters from Darwin to Fabre and the monumental herbarium of 14,000 plants amassed by the the naturalist since he was 18 years old. A moving testimony to this man's life, we can easily imagine him huddled over his desk writing his "Souvenirs Entomolgiques", which were published around the world.

The garden offers a stroll amongst the 500 varieties of shrubs and Mediterranean plants selected by Fabre and his successors, the vegetable garden and the arboretum.

Jean-Henri Fabre's Harmas in Sérignan-du-Comtat

Harmas de Fabre: the study

Jean-Henri Fabre's Harmas: dining room

The Jean-Henri Fabre's Harmas in Provence

L'Harmas - Route d'Orange - 84830 Sérignan-du-Comtat

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