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Address: Blvd Henri IV, Quartier Montpellier Centre, 34967 Montpellier, France
Phone Number: 04 67 63 43 22
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Peaceful Haven in the city

The Jardin des Plantes is a lovely place to chill out particularly in the Spring or summer where the flowers are in bloom. Its peaceful most of the time but obviously gets quite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Montpellier, France
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Montpellier, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Jardin des Plantes is a lovely place to chill out particularly in the Spring or summer where the flowers are in bloom. Its peaceful most of the time but obviously gets quite busy in peak tourist season.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The botanical garden is free, but is disappointing on a number of counts. First, it is not well kept, with lots of weeds left to grow freely everywhere. Second, there are interesting looking greenhouses of cacti and succulents, but they are closed to the public (so who enjoys them?) Third, there are no other exotic plants like orchids, so one... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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107 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We have a botanical garden owned by the university in the town where I live so I must say the part of the gardens we visited was a bit disappointing. I do not know the condition of the parts we did not visit, but at least part of the garden is in serious need of work. We did enjoy the... More 

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London
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156 reviews 156 reviews
70 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Quite a bit was closed, but the open bits were also in need of more work and TLC - as it belongs to the university how about incentivising volunteering. Extensively used - lots of people picnicing etc despite notices to the contrary

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Montpellier, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I love the Great Expectations' "Miss Haversham" style of the gardens... The peace and quiet in central Montpellier is soul-restoring... There is no better place for a quiet stroll, or afternoon spent propped against a tree reading or sketching...

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Carcassonne, France
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Dark and sober in its wintry cloak the birds dared sing on the bright dawn before spring. Return to a garden when it bursts back into life. Well located and interesting, I will return

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Arenys de Mar, Cataluña, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We went to the gardens, but all the greenhouses were clñosed, some parts we not accesable or unde repair. I think it was just not the right time to go....

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Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I was a bit disappointed honestly.. it's not that pretty and very small. I would visit something else in Montpellier, lots of great monuments to choose from!

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

I went here one lunchtime to find somewhere to sit and eat my lunch. Wasn't expecting a lot but I was pleasantly surprised. Very pretty and you forget you're in a city!

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Umea, Sweden
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123 reviews 123 reviews
56 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

In case you want a break from the busy city, the Botanical Garden, is a nice place to relax your mind. It is actually the oldest Botanical Garden in France, created by Professor Pierre Richer de Belleval in 1593 after an order from King Henri IV. In fact, the garden served as an inspiration for Jardin des Plantes in Paris.... More 

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