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Le Jardin de la Retraite

Rue des Douves, Rue Elie Freron, 29000, Quimper, France
+33 2 98 98 88 87
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Lovely gardens

Super hidden gardens - well kept and provide super views over the city. Well worth a visit - a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kris B
,
Alton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Not as peaceful as we expected

The ‘Jardin de la retraite’ is a small historic garden enclosed by the eastern part of the city... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Trainbleu
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Brussels
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Rue des Douves, Rue Elie Freron, 29000, Quimper, France
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"beautiful garden"
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"several levels"
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"southern hemisphere"
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"worth a visit"
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"rue"
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"tower"
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"centre"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super hidden gardens - well kept and provide super views over the city. Well worth a visit - a really cool place and there were seats for lunch etc

Thank Kris B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ‘Jardin de la retraite’ is a small historic garden enclosed by the eastern part of the city walls and the only surviving tower, the 13th century ’Tour Névet’. After having been in the possession of the canons of the cathedral, the Catholic order of...More

Thank Trainbleu
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

We came across this little gem quite by chance as it’s neither mentioned in the Michelin Green Guide nor shown on its map! It’s well laid out and has a range of interesting plants, everything from ferns and hostas in the shady areas to Southern...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Quiet and peaceful garden to sit and reflect, although very close to city centre. Well kept with a large selection of beautiful plants

Thank Sweetpirhana
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

A nice green place with some quite exotic plants for the region of Quimper. There is an entrance from the middle of the Rue Elie Freron.

Thank LaurenceLG
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Even in October, the garden was worth a visit. The many sculptures are so interesting and well-placed. I followed the suggested pathway through the garden and ended up on Rue Verdelet which led back to Rue Elie Ferron.

Thank Helen C
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

This is a busy, lovely little city. Lots of car traffic, shopping, eating, tourism. There is a great little garden near the cathedral. Old walls, an old tower, lots of nice plants. Very serene. Worth a visit.

Thank Helen R
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

First visited this garden in 2014 and we were delighted to return this year and find it was even better. Quimper is a true ville fleuri and many of the public areas are planted with interesting and vibrant combinations of flowers. This garden is more...More

Thank quantockm
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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

While passing a day in Quimper we passed by the garden. It is a nice beautiful garden with a lot of mediteranian plants and palm trees. I loved it. It is free accessible.

Thank Menno v
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

I enjoy gardening and, although this garden is small, found the design and choice of plants very interesting.

Thank emerald1955
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