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Jardin des Plantes

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1 Place Charles Leroux, 44000, Nantes, France
+33 2 40 41 65 09
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A place of tranquility

The first impresion is that the place will be full of tourists but no, It is quite the opposite and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adrian F
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Paris, France
Beautiful

Had a lovely time walking round here. Also free to get into so can keep trip cost down if on a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Craig L
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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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The Botanical Garden: at the heart of plants The Botanical Gardens of Nantes, with 7 hectares of green spaces in the centre of town, more than 10,000 living species, 800 square metres of greenhouses and more than 50,00 flowers planted each season, holder of the Remarkable Garden label, is among the four leading botanical gardens in France. The collections have developed and specialised over 150 years. The Botanical Garden, which is both a scientific and a pleasure garden, has become a world reference, especially for its camellia collection which is unique in France, for the culture of epiphytic* plants in a semi-natural setting and for its permanent concern for the re-introduction of rare species. As an example we will cite the wild tulip, which disappeared in the 1970s and was reintroduced in 2010 in the vineyards of the region. Its great beauty in all seasons and its remarkable specimens (Hectot's Magnolia, American tulip tree and more recently a Wollemi pine, etc.) make the Botanical Garden a major tourist attraction in Nantes, visited every year by more than 1.2 million visitors. * Plants that grow on other plants without being parasites. The Botanical Garden Rue Stanislas-Baudry - Nantes Summer: 8:30 am - 8 pm Spring, autumn: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm Winter: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Tram line 1, SNCF train station stop Bus 12, SNCF train station stop Greenhouse visit (by reservation) Wednesday: 3:15 pm Thursday: 12:30 pm Friday: 3 pm Saturday: 3 pm and 4 pm (all year round); 5 pm (from 15 January to 17 November). Sunday: 10 am, 11 am, 3 pm and 4 pm (all year round); 5 pm (from 15 January to 17 November). Additional services Orangery cafe Restaurant - Tearoom Merry-go-round All year round from 10 am to 6 pm
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“petting zoo” (11 reviews)
“beautiful park” (15 reviews)
“train station” (16 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Place Charles Leroux, 44000, Nantes, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The first impresion is that the place will be full of tourists but no, It is quite the opposite and the place is impresive and new every time you go there.

Thank Adrian F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely time walking round here. Also free to get into so can keep trip cost down if on a budget. Would look even more amazing in summer when all in colour

Thank Craig L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this park in March, enjoying flowering of camellias, and in June, enjoying other flowers. Location of this park is great at near the train station and major monuments, Besides, there is an area where visitors can see various flowers used in flower...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely incredible gardens, within walking distance to our hotel. We were there when all the camellias were flowering. Excellent

1  Thank Christine F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ducks everywhere with different beautiful colours. You can sit and watch the view with all different plant kinds and birds. Very clever decorations also.

1  Thank Khaled E
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

Considering these gardens are right at the heart of Nantes--you can see the railway station from them and the trams pass close by--they form a real oasis of calm. Entry is free and you don't have to be a plant or tree expert to appreciate...More

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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

As a keen gardener I've visited lots of gardens around the world. This garden is outstanding, not simply because of the plant collection, but because of the sense of humor and joy of life demonstrated in the garden. Quirky plantings, interesting sculptures, children's areas, demonstration...More

1  Thank RAYEM09
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

Loved exploring this park, from petting zoo to a massive bench! Once of the best kept parks I've seen in years.

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Very nice botanical garden, with a playground and a coffee shop/restaurant. You can also find goats near one of the entrances. Even nicer in Summer with temporary botanical sculptures inspired by a children's book author (Claude Ponti). I definitely recommend everyone to stop by!

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

It's a nice botanic garden. I recommend to visit when you are in Nantes. A calm, peaceful, and beautiful place, can give you some calmness

Thank Mohammad A
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