An experimental botanical garden but also a fruit variety collection of a diversity that makes it unique in France, as do the entirely natural growing methods, free from chemical fertilisers and pesticides. Well worth a visit for advice from the head gardener.

Discovering the Avapessa Botanical Fruit Garden means entering a remarkable collection of more than 40 kinds of edible fruits with many rare varieties from all over the world.

This collection is the result of many years of passionate research. The climate of Balagne and that of Avapessa, allows these fruit trees to flourish naturally.

Born of gluttony, passion and research have taken over for the management of this garden. It pays homage to the ancients and traditional culture while respecting nature and its biodiversity. The acclimatizations of this garden are also intended to anticipate the harmful effects of the ongoing climate change.

The Avapessa Botanical Fruit Garden offers guided tours, courses on fruit preservation methods as well as training on this method of cultivation.

  • Animals welcome
  • Physical disability
  • Groups welcome



Adult: 12 €
Child: 10 €
Group adults: 10 €.

Free entry for children < 8 years.


  • Services

    • Educational visits
    • Guided tours
    • Pets welcome
    • Sales on site
  • Equipments

    • Car park (Private parking)
    • Meeting room
  • Visit

    • Individual visit :
      • Guided inividual tours obligatory
    • Group visit :
      • Guided group tours obligatory
    • Visit languages : French
  • Activities

    • Botanic trail
    • Product tasting
  • Spoken languages

    • French
    • German

To know

  • Opening period

    All year round, daily.
    Guided tour at 4 pm from April to September
    Guided tour at 10 am in October. Closed the afternoon.
    During the rest of the year, guided tours available by appointment only.
    Guided tours for groups by appointment, mornings only.

  • Also welcomes

    Groups, Home school groups

  • Other information

    The guided tour includes a tasting of the current harvest. Brunch available in the gardens from 11 am to 2 pm. Reservation compulsory.

  • Animals welcome

    Pets accepted : Animaux acceptés tenus en laisse

  • Reception of people with disabilities

    Physical disability : une grande partie du jardin est accessible aux personnes à mobilité réduite accompagnées.

  • Means of payment

    Bank/credit card Bank/credit card Cash Cash Check Check
  • Groups

    Group size:40 people maximum

    Rooms rental : 1 equipped meeting room, 40 people maximum

    Equipments : Video projector .