Garden sights in Provence
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From the Romanesque Cathédrale Notre Dame des Doms (1671-72), the Promenade des Papes (signposted along rue de Mons) leads to the Verger d'Urbain V, gardens - since gravelled over - where the popes grew sweet-smelling plants and herbs and kept exotic animals in cages.
The gardens of Villa Valmer are a potent cocktail of pistachio, palm and pine trees shading one of the few surviving bourgeois villas built along the coast during the Second Empire. The villa is otherwise closed to visitors.