Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Marseille > Montpellier

In Tour de France mode..........

Seduction feminine de Marseille:
fontaine en faience de la Veuve Perrin (Musee Cantini)

Jeux d'eau dans le parc de la Magalonne, Marseille

Montpellier: Cupressus sempervirens avenue

Pierre Magnol (1638-1715)
born Montpellier
He was one of the innovators of the botanical scheme of classification and was first to publish the concept of plant families as we know them today. In 1703 Charles Plumier named the genus Magnolia in his honour.

Jardin des plantes de Montpellier
Established in 1593, this is one of the worlds oldest Botanic Gardens It contains almost 3000 plant species of which 500 are native to the Mediterranean.

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