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Jardin des Plantes

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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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Oldest botanical garden in France, second oldest in Europe

Received a tour from a very knowledgeable person who explained the deep history of this marvelous garden. Established in 1586, the original terraced garden in the center and on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Chuck C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Received a tour from a very knowledgeable person who explained the deep history of this marvelous garden. Established in 1586, the original terraced garden in the center and on the south side is quite charming with many old wonderful trees. Much of the original structures, like wells and embankments, are still there. A wonderful collection of succulents are displayed in... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The importance of this garden in the development of the University of Montpellier and therefore the City should have meant that the gardens were a jewel of the city a they would be in similar circumstances elsewhere. Instead they were run down, very poorly maintained with no proper facilities. Large parts were cordoned off for "restoration" although n work was... More 

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Vamdrup, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing spot in this city with many attractions, restaurants, stores and cultural offerings. Easy on foot from the historic centre of Montpellier.

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Thank Nanette L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Next to the famous medical school. Interesting gardens started by the medical school in 1590s it has 000s of Mediterranean plants and 250 medical plants. Worth visiting.

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Thank Mark S
Montpellier, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite being the oldest botanic garden in France, it is going through rough times. It is still a pleasant spot to relax, but don't expect Versailles style manicured greenery. It is more like a local park.

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jardin des Plantes seems to be a perfect place for a walk while you visiting Montpellier. Pretty old.

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Ware, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Just on the edge of the old Town, a lovely spot and plenty of shade to retreat to in the heat of the day. Really worth a visit.

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Bournemouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Really nice to have a wander around the gardens which are free. The many plants and trees are very nice to look at and well worth a visit,you can make it as long or as short as you wish. Well worth a visit.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Opposite the 'arc de triomphe', it's a large space with good views over the suburbs. Not really a garden though...

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Nice, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I have visited these gardens every season the the year, and it is always a pleasure. It is not a municipal garden, but is run by the facility of medicine and biology, so don't expect it to be very pretty and trim, with children's play areas. You can not sit in the grass or picnic here, rightly so, it is... More 

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