Laid out by Léon Dufourny and Venanzio Marvuglia, this raffish, sub-tropical paradise shelters massive fig trees, tall palms and dazzling hibiscus bushes, an avenue of bizarre-looking bottle and soap trees, as well as coffee trees, papaya plants and sycamores. It's a soothing haven of silence and fascinating botany, with shaded pathways, the odd dog and a large herb garden focused on Mediterranean plants.