Jardin des Plantes houses a top-notch botanical garden, small zoo and four museum galleries dedicated to evolution, mineralogy, paleontology, and entomology. The site includes 4,500 plants from around the world, arranged by family. The Alpine garden includes 3,000 species of plants. Other specialized buildings and areas include an Art Deco winter garden, Mexican and Australian hothouses, and a rose garden with hundreds of species of rose bushes and rose trees. Take a look at our Montpellier trip planner to schedule your visit to Jardin des Plantes and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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It was serendipitous to stumble upon this gorgeous garden in the middle of Montpellier. Admission is free. This is the oldest botanical garden in France (founded in 1593 by Henri IV) and is huge... more »
This is a big park a bit off the beaten path. Also has a big greenhouse and a natural history museum of great note. Located is a very pleasant corner of the city so if you need some green space and.... more »
Gorgeous place to wander, sit in the sun, or enjoy a picnic (respectfully). A couple of cute cats slinking around the place which adds to the charm. A nice spot to take someone for a surprise. It's one of the lovely free things you can do in the city.
Amazing oasis of tranquility. Beautiful old garden with a very interesting collection of trees and plants. Spring time is just perfect for a visit as there are lots of blossoming trees. Plenty of benches to sit down and relax.
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