Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Chatenay-Malabry

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The Arboretum de la Vallée-aux-Loups is a notable arboretum located at 102 rue de Chateaubriand, near the Maison de Chateaubriand, in Châtenay-Malabry, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France. It is open daily except Monday, but closed in January; an admission fee is charged.The park was created circa 1777 by the Chevalier François-Louis Durant du Bignon. It was confiscated during the French Revolution, changed hands several times, and then acquired in 1804 by Louis Cadet de Gassicourt, pharmacist to Napoleon, who collected and maintained rare plants on the property. The park was sold in 1890 to Louis-Gustave Croux who created today's arboretum. In 1986 it was sold once more to the Conseil Général des Hauts-de-Seine, its current owner.Today the garden is laid out as a landscaped park with a pond, island, and bridges, and contains about 2500 plants representing more than 500 woody species, including 165 species of trees. It is organized into a dozen gardens, including an English garden, fruit garden, chestnut garden, and Convolvulaceae collection. The hydrangea garden contains more than 300 cultivars, and is nationally designated one of the Conservatoire des Collections Végétales Spécialisées .
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  • This place is remarkable for the diversity of species that you can contemplate and "staged" proposed by gardeners who will make you forget for a moment that you are in the Paris suburbs. The arboretum offers also a gorgeous bonsai collection, formerly owned by Remy Samson. All this is for free and open access.
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  • A real pleasure to walk through the arboretum with the seasons. The trees are beautiful and rejuvenating walks
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  • Nice, wonderful, enchanting, majestic, released in family, children have loved
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