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La Bambouseraie en Cevennes

552 rue de Montsauve | Domaine de Prafrance, 30140 Generargues, Anduze, France
+33 4 66 61 70 47
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A fascinating visit

I’ve visited several times, but this visit was special, as we had a private guided visit before it... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2018
gardengirlie
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Languedoc-Roussillon, France
better than the bamboo forest of Kyoto

We visited this gorgeous and huge bamboo garden for a second time. A lot of different bamboo types... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2018
Fenugreek12
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Bern, Switzerland
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As you enter this unique world you will be struck by the immensity around you. Between natural light and shape, sequoias and giant bamboos rise majestically to form a royal alleyway. Nature becomes a cathedral, with a towering 40m oak and 35m magnolia; the valley is so vast that even a dozy dragon could take a nap in the refreshing shade of the gingko tree. The ideal place to dream, to relax, to reflect, to play ant to revel in the joys of discovery... lose all sense of time and lose youself in another world, in the heart of the Cevennes. Over 1,000 varieties of remarkable, rare flowers, trees and plants create an exuberant decor where visitors wander in enchantment throught the Zen gardens, Victoria greenhouses, mysterious labyrinth... inhaling precious perfumes and enjoying scenes from Asia or America, showns and artistic performances. Unique in Europe, dating back to the 19th century, and listed as one of France's most beautiful gardens, the Bambouseraie is a monumental naural experience, sure to open both the eyes and hearts of spellbound visitors.
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“bamboo forest” (8 reviews)
“steam train” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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552 rue de Montsauve | Domaine de Prafrance, 30140 Generargues, Anduze, France
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+33 4 66 61 70 47
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

I’ve visited several times, but this visit was special, as we had a private guided visit before it was re-opened to the public after winter. We were told so many interesting things about the bambouseraie by our excellent guide that I hadn’t heard about during...More

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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

We visited this gorgeous and huge bamboo garden for a second time. A lot of different bamboo types are on display, with some theme gardens. It is way more interesting and much nicer than the bamboo forest in Kyoto. I nice thing to do when...More

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Reviewed October 27, 2017

Though this is a relatively small park in size, it's really well setup. The lush surroundings are a delight on hot days. Both informative and enjoyable, I'd recommend

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

Our landscape architect friends were thrilled as this park has fantastic bamboo, pond-lily-water-garden area, and a huge Cornus controversa (don't see them a lot in North America). 10 Euro for a walk around, has a few 'games' in a kid area (ring toss, net climb...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

A lovely peaceful bamboo forest with gorgeous Japanese gardens and a great recreation of a Laos village .

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Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

A bamboo forest sounds like a forest where one can freely walk into, isn’t it? Not true here. Truth or dare? A family with two children of say, 12 and 13, or even 18 and 19, is still a family isn’t it? Not true here....More

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Reviewed August 18, 2017

This was a really relaxing way to pass a couple of hours - what surprised me was how much our youngest (11) son enjoyed it, taking many photos. Great to combine with lunch in Anduze

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Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

So nice to lunch in a bamboo forrest. This is a very informative park with information marks in different languages (French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch & English). The hole family (two boys of 13 & 16 and a dog and us) where very impressed. One...More

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Reviewed August 1, 2017

This is a magnificent garden - we were lucky enough to visit on a beautiful sunny day, and although it was busy, it never felt crowded and we never felt rushed. Just stunning.

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Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful place to visit ! Beautifully kept with not only stunning alleys of bamboo but magnificent trees which can only take your breath away. So much to see at a very reasonable price. Well done !!!

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amy85
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Hi, you can catch a bus 'EDGARD' bus compagny, busline 81 from the trainstation of Ales. It's a 10km long trip.
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Response from Susan A | Reviewed this property |
You can just show up no need to pre book.
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Yes, you can but your dog has to be kept leash there
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