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“beautiful garden but far too expensive”

Jardin des Cinq Sens
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Independent Yvoire Tour and Lake Geneva Cruise with Private Transport from...
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Yvoire
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Inspired by the poetic atmosphere of the medieval labyrinths, several intimate gardens with evocative names invite to discover plants with senses awaked : Garden of Touch, Garden of Smell, Cloister of medicinal plants, Alpine Meadow... 1,300 varieties vary over the seasons in this peaceful green setting open from April to October: perfumed roses, vegetable curiosities, foliage with amazing textures, fragrant plants collection... - Explanatory plan given to each visitor (many languages available) - Quiz offered to children - Guided tours program accessible through the website - Garden Remarkable label awarded by the Ministry of Culture and Communication
Manchester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“beautiful garden but far too expensive”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a delightful peaceful garden and like an oasis in a very busy village full of tourists.
Having said that I felt it was far too expensively priced at more than 11 euros. It is also not
at all interesting for children or teenagers as there is not much to keep them occupied -as it
is really just a haven of tranquillity There are a great many interesting plants very well
labelled and cared for. But I would not re-visit it due to the cost.

Visited June 2014
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Nyon, Switzerland
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668 reviews
251 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“Save your money”
Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

To be honest there is not much to do in Yvoire, so this place sees some good business. You pay over 11 euros per person to see a very nice garden. Unless you live for plants and gardening I recommend using the money for a few beers or wine.

Visited June 2014
4 Thank Brads P
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90 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Disappointing, not worth 10 €”
Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Based on reviews I planned a visit to the garden as "must do in Yvoire" and was really disappointed!
This garden is really small, not worth the visit and the entrance fees of 10€.
The experience was not up to my expectations. Reviews are overclaimed. Yvoire is a flowery village enough not to waste time (and 10€) in this small deceiving garden!

1 Thank Mame317
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“Interesting things to discover in family”
Reviewed May 16, 2014

The kids liked this place and in may we had several flowers and aromated plants.
The entrance is not cheap, but conditions are very good and the gardens are in excellent conditions.

Visited May 2014
Thank M P
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Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Feast of the senses”
Reviewed May 8, 2014

Don't miss this superb walled garden - almost a 'secret garden' in its position. It's not open every day so be sure to check times to avoid disappointment. It could be any century once you are inside the walls. Highly memorable and enjoyable.

Visited July 2013
Thank MA J
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