France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Jardin des Plantes, Nantes, France
Just a short walk from the train station, this lovely park is a great place to stroll and admire the many beautiful plants.





The Jardin des Plantes, or Botanical Garden, is both a research center and a park for pleasure. With more than 10,000 species of plants and over 50,000 flowers planted annually, it is a rich resource for science and for the senses. It is considered one of the four most important botanical gardens in France.

Jardin des Plantes, Nantes
Colorful plants and a greenhouse at the Jardin des Plantes, Nantes.

It also has a whimsical spirit. During a recent visit, we were able to enjoy the garden's emphasis on flower pots, both large and small. Rows of pots lead from one part of the garden to another, popping up in unpredictable places.

Throughout the Jardin des Plantes, the variety of trees and plants is remarkable. The Jardin is known around the world for its camelias, so if you are there in camelia season you're in for a treat. It also features a lot of epiphytes and has worked to re-introduce rare species.

For the tourist, the Jardin is simply a beautiful place to walk, relax, and admire the beauties of nature. It's well located, just across from the train station and a few minutes walk from the Château des Ducs de Bretagne and the Cathédrale St-Pierre et St-Paul, so if you're tired from sightseeing, head over to the Jardin des Plantes (map).

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Above, A giant pot made of pots...and more pots! At the Jardin des Plantes.





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