Jardin des Plantes de Rouen, Rouen

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The Jardin des Plantes de Rouen is a notable botanical garden dating to 1840 in its present form. It was previously owned by Scottish banker John Law and was the site of several historic balloon ascents. It contains a rock garden, garden of iris and hemerocallis, rose garden, squares of medicinal plants , as well as an orchard and collections of aromatic and carnivorous plants. Work out when and for how long to visit Jardin des Plantes de Rouen and other Rouen attractions using our handy Rouen holiday planner.
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If your main reason for visiting Rouen is its famous cathedral, which inspired Monet to paint dozens of canvasses, consider booking your room at a hotel in or around the city center. Despite being within walking distance of the cathedral and the river, hotels in this area provide comfort and privacy at modest prices. If you're looking to splurge and location isn't your priority, think about staying at a luxurious hotel-spa situated farther outside the city, where you can have access to heated outdoor pools.
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  • Arrived early in the morning to a very peaceful setting. Just a few people walking through, a few joggers & some students exercising. Although early in the year the gardens were very pleasing on the e...  more »
  • This park is definitely worth to visit. It includes small garden areas with roses, irises, lilies, huge trees and some other plants. One can come here for nice walk, or picnic and enjoy the beauty of ...  more »
  • .The peace and tranquility was what attracted me to the place in spite of there being plenty of visitors. We were very surprised by the amount of things to see here. If you have an interest in horticu...  more »
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  • Diverse and peaceful. Wonderful for families and young ones.
  • Wast and beautiful park in the suburbs of the city. Easily accesible by TEOR lines
  • The gardens are free to enter, beautiful flowers and plants, there was a children's play area with a small cafe nearby, there seemed to be cut flowers there for taking away, fantastic colours in the autumn
  • On street parking nearby. Great place to relax and recover from hectic sightseeing. Was delightfully un-crowded when we visited on a weekday in August. Play equipment for the kids. There are places where you ARE allowed to sit on the grass, and a café where you can get a brochure in English describing the history of the gardens. Ice creams. Drinks. Snacks, while not haute cuisine, easily beat the limp chips and saggy burgers available from this sort of outlet in England. A coffee will set you back only €1.20 so people watching in the park is better value than in town! It goes without saying that the coffee is good. For the horticulturaly inclined, the brochure says that free tours are available by arrangement in advance, which might be the only way of seeing some of the collection which seems to be off-limits to mere mortals. I imagine that contact details for this are probably available on the web.
  • Good botanical gardens. On the route of the F1 bus or a 20 minute walk from the river