Jardin des Plantes

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Jardin des Plantes information

Montpellier , France
bd Henri IV
Opening hours
noon-8pm Tue-Sun Jun-Sep, to 6pm Tue-Sun Oct-May
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North of place Royale du Peyrou is one of Montpellier’s hidden gems, the Jardins des Plantes – the oldest botanical garden in France. Established in 1593, it was used as a model for the much better-known Jardins des Plantes in Paris, laid out nearly 30 years later. Along its shady paths you’ll find more than 2500 species, including nine varieties of palm, 250 medicinal plants and an arboretum of rare trees, as well as a glorious greenhouse dating from 1860.