Jardin Des Plantes

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About Jardin Des Plantes, Nantes

It is a municipal botanical garden, built in the middle of 18th century. According to history, this garden is said to be the earliest botanical garden of the city. Taking a tour within the garden will let you meet with 11,000 species planted within a web of ponds, paths and waterways, decorated with artificial mountains, statues and fountains. Don’t miss out the Greenhouse within the park that holds exclusive collection of epiphytes, like orchids.

For refreshment, move on to the top end of the garden, where Café de l’Orangery is located. It opens at midday for everyday and by the afternoon, it turns into an ice-cream parlor and tea-room parlor.

Jardin Des Plantes Information

  • For group visits, you need to make reservation beforehand.
  • The garden has a gift shop where a souvenir gift plant is given on every purchase made from the shop.
  • The Greenhouse are not wheelchair accessible.
  • To enter the Greenhouse, you need to buy  a ticket of minimum charge.
  • Adapted toilets are available.
  • Accessible park but the slope requires some visitors to cross from top to bottom: from the Place Sophie Trebuchet towards the railway station.
  • Cafe de l’Orangery opens for lunch from Monday to Friday. It turns into a tea-room in the afternoon. It also offer brunch on weekends.

How To Get To Jardin Des Plantes by Public Transport

  • Tramway line 1: get off at gare SNCF (North exit).

Restaurants Near Jardin Des Plantes

Cafe de l’Orangery is located in the heart of Jardin des Plantes. Other than this, nearby restaurants are:

  • cafe des plantes
  • Mien Tay
  • OUR kebab
  • Le Petit Paris
  • La Tavola
  • Mercure
  • Le Mondial

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Address: Rue Stanislas Baudry, 44000 Nantes, France

Phone: +33-240416509

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:30 am - 07:45 pm Details

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  • Really pleasant gardens with great art installations. There are fun play areas for children and a small menagerie with goats and chickens. The plants are stunning and there is plenty of shade under the tree lined paths to keep out of the hot sun. You can't go on the grass in some areas, but you can in others.

  • A place you must visit. Perfect for a relaxing stroll. There is something for everyone: a playground for small children, a paddle pool in the summer and a new play area for slightly older ones. Lots of wildlife: several species of duck, a pond with frogs, turtles, carp, an Avery and a goat farm. A beautiful collection of trees, shrubs and plants from all over the world. The garden is very well maintained and the flowerbeds are changed with the seasons. There are free themed tours all year round. It's a great place for a picnic too as there are many benches all around and tables with chairs. There are toilets and baby changing facilities and a café where you can enjoy a drink, coffee or lunch outside on the terrace. A perfect escape in the city centre.

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  • best garden ever. also plenty to do for kids. careful the goats will try to eat your dress :)

  • Awesome. Amazing plants from all over the world (some trees are about two hundred years old). Great for kids. There are goats and chickens. Great playground. Nice restaurant to have coffee and keep an eye on the kids.

  • Beautiful. Loved meeting the tiny goats. I would think this would be a paradise for small children with a paddling pool, goats, lots of running space and places to play

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