Montpellier's Jardin des Plantes is the oldest botanical garden in France. It was created at the request of Henry IV in 1593 and originally dedicated to medicinal research, but is now listed as a Historic Site and Monument. The city's residents have made it their choice for strolling. Offer yourself a moment away from the urban bustle and step into this peaceful four-hectare theatre of greenery. The setting is as romantic as one could wish, with surprises and discoveries that dot the way.
Enjoy the beneficent shade of the majestic century-old ginkgo biloba tree, or walk along the paths planted with palms and other tropical species. For children, a walk in the Jardin des Plantes is an opportunity to become familiar with the current issues of biodiversity and sustainable development, with pedagogical and themed tours offered for this purpose. A most enjoyable way to 'cultivate one's garden'.
Jardin des Plantes de Montpellier
163 boulevard Henri IV
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