Jardin des plantes de Coutances


These delightful landscaped botanical gardens date to the mid-19th century and include a Cedar of Lebanon, magnolias and a large variety of flowers as well as lawns.

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Nearby Normandy attractions

1. Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Coutances

0.17 MILES

The interior of the splendid twin-towered Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Coutances includes several 13th-century windows, a 14th-century fresco of St…

3. Mont Orgueil Castle

27.95 MILES

This picture-perfect medieval castle has loomed over Gorey Harbour for over 800 years. It has worn many hats over the years: a formidable defence against…

4. Havre de Fer

28.26 MILES

Overlooked by an 18th-century Martello tower, this pretty pebble beach is the starting point for a picturesque 2km coastal walk to St Catherine's…

5. Musée du Débarquement de Utah Beach

28.28 MILES

This impressive museum is a few kilometres inland from the US landings at Utah Beach. Guided tours of the museum and of the landing site can be arranged…

6. La Merveille

28.54 MILES

The buildings on the northern side of the Mont are known as ‘The Marvel’. The famous cloître (cloister) is surrounded by a double row of delicately carved…

7. Église Abbatiale

28.56 MILES

Built on the rocky tip of the mountain cone, the transept rests on solid rock, while the nave, choir and transept arms are supported by the rooms below…

8. Abbaye du Mont St-Michel

28.56 MILES

Mont St-Michel's one main street, the Grande Rue, leads up the slope – past souvenir shops, eateries and a forest of elbows – to the star attraction of a…