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La Colline aux Oiseaux

Avenue Amiral Mountbatten, 14000 Caen, France
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Caen
Type: Gardens
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A friend who is a local took us here. It is absolutely beautiful. I enjoyed walking thru and seeing all the flowers. My kids enjoyed the maize too :-)

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Worth the climb out of town to see what they have done with this old rubbish dump. The variety of what they have got I tot the space makes this a worthwhile trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This garden was created from an enormous municipal rubbish dump in 1994 and is a triumph that shows what can be achieved in such a relatively short space of time. We have driven alongside it on the peripherique on numerous occasions without suspecting it was there until French friends took us, although they had often spoken about it. Set in... More

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is an ideal place for a walk after visiting the Memorial with all its doom and gloom. There is excellent display of flowers according to the season and the rose garden would be beautiful in flower. Plenty of gardeners around to keep it looking good. Only downside is there is too much traffic noise which spoils the pleasure a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

If you are looking to have an paradise-like encounter with the outdoor,think of La Colline aux Oiseaux in Caen,en Normandie-France.He is breathe-taking and full of character..with gardens from all across the world.He is a clear demonstration of man's ingenuity in transforming a dumpsite of that magnitude (then) to such outrageous beauty.Like the french say:'Chappeau!' to the pioneers and perpetuators of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Very pretty gardens, nice place to walk or to picnic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

If you are visiting the Memorial Museum in Caen just behind the building and over a minor road there is the Colline aux Oiseaux I have visited this for the last two years and its a wonderful outdoor experience for the whole family. Its a created garden area and one of the main attractions is the well laid out rose... More

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