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Jardin des Plantes

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Address: Blvd Henri IV, Quartier Montpellier Centre, 34967, Montpellier, France
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Emerging from the chaos

A tranquil calm place for a stroll on a sunny day. We visited in April to see an army of gardeners busy tidying and planting in readiness for the summer. The weedy chaos was being... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful garden with easy strolls. Pretty shaded as well, which helped in the midday sun. Worth the visit.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

A tranquil calm place for a stroll on a sunny day. We visited in April to see an army of gardeners busy tidying and planting in readiness for the summer. The weedy chaos was being replaced and I'm sure a colourful spectacle will emerge in a few weeks.

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Helsinki, Finland
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222 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Was unfortunately closed while around, but looked charming from the wall. Just next to Porte du Peyrou and cathedral.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Nice place to have a walk round considering it's free. However many of the areas are cornered off and a lot of places are over grown. Shame really as this could be a really nice place

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We found this garden by chance. It has a fascinating story as a historic botanical garden which has seen better days. At first glance it seems overrun but is definitely worth going into. It has walks around and plaques on trees, lots of benches to sit and it is gradually being renovated. It is close to the Cathedral and Porte... More 

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Thank 389maureens
Weedon Bec, United Kingdom
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377 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Jardin des plantes de Montpellier (4.5 hectares) is a historic botanical garden and arboretum located on Boulevard Henri IV. It was established in 1593 & is France's oldest botanical garden. It is maintained by the Université de Medecine Montpellier & is open afternoons daily (except Monday I think), & admission is free. However considering it's maintained by the Universite... More 

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Montpellier, France
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

it s a cute place for walk, enjoy silence, see little nature, it s not the more big parc but still it s a good one, i was walking with my boyfriend and we enjoyed a wondelfull moment with the sun guiding our way, its true its somehow neglected but i dont understand why .....i just hope with time it... More 

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Thank Ile A
Aotearoa
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

We walked for quite while on a hot day to find this place but after glancing over the wall didn't even venture inside.It looked totally overgrown and uninteresting. Yes it may be a place for medicinal plants but don't expect an explosion of colour.!

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Woking, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

If you are in Montpellier and feel like escaping from the crowds for a while, the Jardin des Plantes is a quiet and relaxing place to go. It is open during the day and is full of plants and pathways through them to different areas. Sadly though it could do with a bit of TLC as some parts are starting... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This was obvioulsy once a beautiful garden but it appears to have suffered from neglect and underfunding which is a great shame as it could be a big atrraction. Having said that it was interesting and a cool break for walking in the shade from the heat of the city.

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