Botanical footpath at Les Jardins de La Pascalinette® - four-star campsite

Agave at the campsite

Agave EN

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Agave Americana or American aloe is a monocarpic plant: it only flowers once in its lifetime, after around 15 years. After blooming, the plant is exhausted and dies. Its very high and impressive flower can be seen from afar. Agaves have an open heart and often grow to a much more impressive size than the […]

Speckled Aloe at the campsite

Aloé maculé EN

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Although often confused with agave due to its stiff and fleshy leaves, Speckled Aloe is easy to recognize thanks to its particular colour: green speckled with white, red or brown. Originating from South Africa, it usually flowers in late spring. Holidaymakers staying at our four-star campsite Les Jardins de la Pascalinette® early in the season […]

Arbutus at the campsite

Arbousier (arbre à fraises) EN

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Originating from the Mediterranean basin, the arbutus was considered a sacred plant in Roman times. This perennial shrub is fairly widely found at the four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette® and is very common on the French Riviera in general. Children (and their parents!) are mad about its fruit, also referred to as Chinese […]

Gentian (solanum) at the campsite

Arbre à gentiane (solanum) EN

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The Gentian bush blooms from spring through to autumn, so you will enjoy seeing it in bloom while you’re holidaying at the four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette® in the Var, South of France, even outside peak season. Gentian flowers are purple-blue with a yellow heart and very delicate petals. If protected from frost, […]

Butterfly tree at the campsite in the South of France

Arbre aux papillons EN

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Buddleia, also called the Butterfly Bush, is a shrub found in most temperate climates throughout the world. A new arrival at the four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette®, its nectar exhales an irresistible scent for butterflies and other insects, which visit its flowers in hordes – a delight for all the campsite’s flora and […]

Avocado tree at the campsite

Avocatier EN

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The avocado tree can only thrive in gentle climates. And luckily for us, the campsite enjoys the unique warmth of the French Riviera-Côte d’Azur !Excellent for health, avocado fruit is consumed fresh and raw and is very high in lipids, vitamins and antioxidants. Although the tree flowers in summer (you will see it in bloom […]

Canna Lily at the campsite

Balisier (canna hybride)

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The Canna Lily or Heliconia is a tropical plant with leaves resembling those of a banana tree (long, oval leaves with a pointed tip). It originates from tropical regions of Asia and America. There are several varieties of canna lily including:“Lucifer” (deep red with a yellow edge),“Firebird” (scarlet),“Confetti” (yellow speckled with orange dots). Its flowers […]

Heavenly bamboo at the campsite

Bambou céleste / Bambou sacré EN

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Although its name is fitting, sacred bamboo has no relation to the bamboo we’re all familiar with! It is a small, leafy shrub with very decorative but very toxic red berries. Here at the four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette®, we enjoy admiring its pretty berries in early winter, but in summer you will […]

Abyssinian Banana Tree at the campsite

Bananier d’Abyssinie EN

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Originating from Ethiopia, the Abyssinian banana tree is a monocarpic plant (like agave): it blooms just once before dying. A large, perennial, cold-fearing plant, it appreciates tropical climates and verandas. It loves the Var’s gentle climate and especially that of the four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette®! It perishes easily when temperatures drop below […]

Bougainvillea at the campsite

Bougainvillier EN

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Widely found in Provence and offering a stunning display at the four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette®, bougainvillea is very easy to recognize thanks to its fairytale colours and little thorns. The colours of this viney bush are not due to its flowers (creamy white) but the bracts which encircle the flowers, found at […]

Firethorn (Pyracantha) at the campsite in the Provence

Buisson ardent (pyracantha) EN

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Originating from Southern Europe and Asia Minor, the Pyracantha, better known by the name Firethorn, is commonly-found on the French Riviera and is prevalent in the grounds of the four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette®. After flowering, it produces beautiful orange-red or yellow berries. But approach with caution – its spines are vicious! Pyracantha […]

Bottlebrush (Callistemom) at the campsite

Callistemon Hannah Ray EN

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Better-known by the name Bottlebrush, Callistemon is generally found in Australia and New Caledonia. It grows in temperate climes and flowers mainly from March to July, and periodically throughout the year.  You will have the pleasure of seeing it in bloom if you are holidaying at our four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette® in […]

Sugar cane at the campsite

Canne à sucre pourpre EN

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Originating from tropical and subtropical regions, sugar cane closely resembles the reeds found in the South of France. The campsite‘s sugar cane is obviously for ornamental rather than nutritional purposes, but even so, let’s take a look at some of its characteristics. Sugar is found inside the cane stalks. It is harvested after around a […]

Lime tree at the campsite in the Var dept

Tilleul EN

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The lime is an iconic tree, easy to recognize thanks to its heart-shaped flowers. The four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette® is home to 2 lime trees. They instil the surrounding pitches with a delicious perfume when their yellow blooms appear in summer in bunches of 3 to 7 very-fragrant flowers. The lime tree […]


Campsite botanical footpath

This peaceful and 100% natural activity allows you to discover our many beautiful plant collections featuring trees, shrubs, flowering plants, climbing plants, fruit trees, cacti, etc. set out in the campsite’s various gardens. Most of our plants are native to the Var, Provence and the French Riviera, but we also boast varieties from the world over!
Succumb to the beauty of our
exceptional vegetation.
Length: one hour approx. You can pick up a plan and guide from the campsite reception or download them here!