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Jardin Tropical, Paris

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  • I discovered this garden a few years ago during a walk in the bois de Vincennes, since I go back regularly; in the month of August it is good to enjoy its calm and freshness, but also many other things... Garden of Tropical Agronomy René Dumont located east of the bois de Vincennes. The York RER station is the nearest. Place of history and memory created 1899 garden of colonial test with its talons, now very dilapidated. Then he met a colonial exhibition in 1907, which there are a few buildings for the most part in very poor condition. The Pavilion of Indochina has been restored, just as the Chinese Gate; an Indo-Chinese temple has been rebuilt. There are also several monuments to the colonial soldiers who died for France during the first world war, and near the entrance of the elements of a monument to the glory of French colonial expansion... Contrary to what I read the place is not abandoned, but maintained to enjoy safe of a space where "the flaneur can satisfy both his desire of history that quench his thirst for peace ' as V. Servat wrote in his blog panels give historical information, paths are made for the walk, the dangerous ruins have been secured. As it is with its trees, its bamboo, its small nooks as its vast space, that I like it. I invite you to share my pleasure.
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  • Located 45 bis avenue of the beautiful Gabrielle to Paris 12 °, on the northeast edge of the bois de Vincennes, this tropical garden is a complete... You'll get a nice relaxing walk among all these statues, buildings, plants and trees, all very well explained by signs. This area of 4.5 hectares hides in a half wild, vestiges of the French colonial era sometimes half covered by vegetation: tropical greenhouses, monuments, ancient buildings of the colonial exhibition of 1907... (Of the five villages that symbolized the colonies of the french Empire, Indochina, Madagascar, Congo, Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco, there are only a few remnants often in disrepair). A must see! Better Poiur judge, look at the 41 photos attached.
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  • The garden of Tropical Agronomy "René Domont" is located in the bois de Vincennes, on the edge of Paris 12 th and London, in the extreme East of the wood. Its address is 45 avenue bis of the beautiful Gabrielle. It is easily accessible by RER A2 station "Canada", direction Boissy Saint Leger. Leaving the station, you take to the left until the next crossroads then then go right to the end of the avenue of chestnut trees. This garden is extant, as well as, the colonial exhibition of 1907, with traditional buildings of the countries of the colonies of the time, such as Congo, Dahomey, Indochina, the Cochin to the South Viet Nam, the Annam region of Hué, Réunion, Madagascar, New Caledonia, the Maghreb, French Guiana, etc this space had previously been used as early as 1899 as a place of production and testing of plants in greenhouses, to supply the colonies in shoots of coffee trees, banana trees, trees with rubber, vanilliers, etc. Remains rather degraded these greenhouses remain today, but all this makes barely see! The setting is pastoral, peaceful and romantic with lots of vegetation, large trees and some groves of bamboo still. A large Chinese style carved wooden door at the entrance of the garden. This garden includes a guided tour which passes close to "Ethnic" of the era buildings. The African part is on your left, the Asian part right. Some are still in condition, like the Pavilion Indochinese, which has been renovated in 2011, as well as the pagoda in red of the monument of the so-called memory of Den, the Indochinese died for the France. The so-called esplanade of Dinh, with its sculpted portico surrounded by lanterns and his great sacred bronze urn representing the Annam region of Hué, is still in condition. In the same area as a monument to the dead dedicated to Indo-Chinese Christians died for the France. It is in the style of french monuments on a base. Other pavilions will degrade slowly, but are still visible, such as the Tunisia large white Moorish-style building, Guyana with its roof in hat, the meeting while wood, etc. Others no longer exist such as Madagascar, the Touareg camp or the House Kanak. A small stream flows in the garden, spanned by bridges, a Khmer bridge with the Naga carved under pleasant shadows. A group of 4 allegorical statues, without note of explanation, is located in a clearing, in the left part of the garden by entering. They are retrieved in 1975 of the esplanade of Vincennes. In the space at the bottom of the garden, are also the buildings of the center of agricultural research with a charming country house and of the gardens in front. Long Center buildings are at the back of the historic "Indochina" the Mayor of Paris, who inherited this space in 2003, lost interest and continued his rehabilitation, despite the nearby presence of the "Center for International Cooperation in agronomic research for development". Yet many buildings are classified "Historical Monument" as the monument to the dead in honor of Vietnamese, Indochinese, fighters the Temple Indochinese, etc a few bamboo groves still exist around the Temple Indochinese and favorably decorate the frame. This garden is also very suitable for "Jogging" because the aisles are covered with soft and pleasant plants for the race, allowing to relieve the ankles and feet. Despite its imperfections, this garden is still worth a trip for the atmosphere prevailing there, the framework peaceful and wooded, with some of its buildings that resemble ghosts! It is open from 9:30 to 17: 00, 18:30 or 20: 00 according to the seasons winter and summer. Free access.
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