Temporary closure

The Harmas Jean-Henri Fabre is currently closed for renovations and will reopen in summer 2023.

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Harmas de Fabre : le jardin © MNHN - Agnès Iatzoura


The Museum wishes to warmly thank its partners.

Fondation d’Entreprise Crédit Agricole Alpes Provence

The decision to renovate the main stairway of the house, which accesses the Watercolours room, was finalised thanks to a commitment from the Fondation du Crédit Agricole to provide 20% of the cost of the work.

Fondation du Patrimoine

Created by the Law of 2 July 1996 and recognised as being in the public interest, the Fondation du Patrimoine (Heritage Foundation) is the first independent national French private entity that aims to promote the conservation and promotion of the heritage of our regions.
The essential goal of the Fondation du Patrimoine is to safeguard and promote unprotected rural heritage. Houses, churches, bridges, wash-houses, mills, industrial sites, furniture, natural areas... all types of local heritage are eligible for action by the Fondation.

Three types of actions:

The label: Under certain conditions, the label entitles private owners to tax reductions in order to encourage exterior work on edifices visible from the public roads.

Public subscription: A way of mobilising popular sponsorship of projects to safeguard heritage belonging to the public or to associations.

Subsidies:​ Granted as a function of the success of the subscription, they are an additional tool for supporting communities and associations.
The Fondation du Patrimoine has a decentralised form of organisation at the Regional, Departmental and local levels.


Fondation du Patrimoine
Marseille office for the 05, 13, 83 and 84 Departments
Palais de la Bourse
CS 21856 13 221
MARSEILLE Cedex 01 France

Tel: +33 (0)4 91 39 56 70
Email: pacamarseille [@] fondation-patrimoine.org


The Naturoptère is an instructional social entity, managed by the Université Populaire Ventoux and located in Sérignan-du-Comtat, with which the Harmas de Fabre offers combined tickets (see our Admission prices). It is a scientific cultural-instructional centre, dedicated to insects, plants and their environment. Building the Naturoptère, which is complementary to the Harmas, was a good opportunity to extend and bring up to date the work of Jean-Henri Fabre, whose wish was for a “living laboratory” where the environment could be studied through observation.