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Jardin des Plantes, Montpellier

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#4 of 10 in Parks in Montpellier
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Jardin des Plantes houses a top-notch botanical garden, small zoo and four museum galleries dedicated to evolution, mineralogy, paleontology, and entomology. The site includes 4,500 plants from around the world, arranged by family. The Alpine garden includes 3,000 species of plants. Other specialized buildings and areas include an Art Deco winter garden, Mexican and Australian hothouses, and a rose garden with hundreds of species of rose bushes and rose trees. A visit to Jardin des Plantes represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Montpellier itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • It is a place used to cultivate plants and medicinal plants that are then used for the Faculty of medicine. It is a nice place although a little neglected. Don't go if you like a picnic in immense of grass and flowers full fields, because you will not find it. It is worth if you like plants and their names. The best is where it is located and the environment.
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  • Montpellier needs to keep investing in the upkeep of this wonderful park. Perfect for a picnic and your children will enjoy looking for turtles or frogs in the artificial pond. Stay cool under the tre...  more »
  • Beautiful stroll in a park in the small trails hidden among the bamboo, water lilies, flowers, medicinal plants...
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