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Jardin des Plantes

Blvd Henri IV, Quartier Montpellier Centre, 34967 Montpellier, France
04 67 63 43 22
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Ranked #15 of 42 Attractions in Montpellier
Type: Gardens
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The botanical gardens make for a great escape from the pandaemonium of the city and there are lots of excellent cafes and bistros nearby.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is an ideal antidote to the worthwhile, but somewhat sombre and oppressive atmosphere of the nearby cathedral. The garden has a superb hothouse and a pleasingly informal layout which is a welcome relief from the tree lined open deserts of the typical Parisian type space, being more reminiscent of some gardens I have visited in England, except with the... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We did not have as long here as I would have liked, so had to rush a bit; but I found it delightful. It is part of the university, and I think it is being restored in some parts, so I am not sure we had access to the full area. There are some beautiful formal layouts in the French... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you have an hour and you don't know how to spend it - go to the jardin des plantes and walk the trails Nostradamus walked. Beautifull, romantic! You might meet the wild cats there too :)

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Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We went to visit the gardens during the regular business hours but they were closed. There was not indication as to why this was the case. We tried a second time but the gates were still locked.....unfortunate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A fantastic and large botanical garden in a great area full of other sites to check out. Lots of intertwining pathways and little tunnels for exploring , and there's plenty of shade to rest under on a hot day. Really liked sitting by the large lotus flower pond which was surrounded by people reading and/or wildlife spotting. There aren't any... More

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Hertfordshire, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A work in progress but a lovely and peaceful spot nevertheless. Thought there would be more colour. Conservatory of cacti was closed.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

These are lovely gardens, the local people appear to eat lunch there. They are very interesting as it specializes in plants with medical uses.

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Rome
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Loved this place! Loved that it's so natural, not one of these fancy botanical gardens but really a keeper of natural environment. Free entrance too. Was told one couldn't picnic there, and so said the signs, so I had my lunch in the park at L'Arc de Triomphe, before heading there. But found out that down at the far end... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Hidden down away from the main town this park is lovely, has a great collection of plants and trees as well as a cactus greenhouse. Also great to get away from the hustle and bustle of the main town

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