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Jardin des Plantes, Toulouse

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The Jardin des Plantes is a public park and botanical garden located on Allée Jules-Guesde, Toulouse, France.HistoryThe first botanical garden in Toulouse was created in 1730 by the Société des sciences de Toulouse and located in the Saint-Sernin district, not far from the Matabiau. However, the quality of the ground was unsatisfactory, and in 1756 the collection was moved towards Sénéchaussée Street . This second garden was surrounded by walls and in time proved to be too small. In 1794, thanks to naturalist Philippe-Isidore Picot de Lapeyrouse, the garden was relocated into part of the old enclosure of the Carmelite friars, where it remains.This third site became both a large botanical garden and also a place where the poorest of the city could collect medicinal plants, growing to contain some 1,300 species, both local and acclimatised. By decree of July 27, 1808, Napoleon gave the grounds and the buildings of the garden to the city, and during the battle of Toulouse, the garden was used as artillery point. In 1885 the garden was slightly trimmed due to the construction of the Faculty of Medicine near the Allée Jules-Guesde, but at the same time it increased in size towards the Grand Allée. The garden was transformed for the arrival of the international exhibition of 1887, becoming a park.Present dayToday's botanical garden, the Jardin botanique Henri Gaussen, lies in the south-east of the downtown area, in the district of Busca close to the district of the Bridge of the Young Ladies, near the Canal du Midi. Although it was originally outside the city walls, it is now within a zone of very dense habitat mixing old construction and the more recent buildings.
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Where to stay in Toulouse

Staying in the Saint Cyprien district on the west side of the Garonne River is a fabulous way to enjoy Toulouse. Consider a stay in one of the district’s historic hotels. Alternatively, you can take full advantage of the city’s nightlife with a stay in the Arnaud Bernard district, where bars and cafes line the streets.
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  • It is a very nice park right in the centre of Toulouse. Plenty of cafes and ideal if you want to entertain the children with rides. There are also plenty of quiet areas to read or sunbathe. There are ...  more »
  • The park is well landscaped, with flowers, shrubs, and trees that invite strolling or sitting on the benches and watching the world go by. Of particular interest is the botanical garden of plants as w...  more »
  • A large display of trees, flowers...possibility to rest on the lawns qigong Earl y morning, also à good restaurant in thé muséum called Moi, can eat outside,also visit thé nature interactive museum  more »
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  • Lovely garden in the city where you can easily spend an hour or two away from the bustling city. You can either have your exercise of the day by walking/running around the garden (decent size with many different parts including playgrounds and bridges), adore the colourful flowers and tall trees (will be much more impressive in late spring/summer), people watch, have a picnic/date, read a book and have done me-time, count how many ducks & roosters are there (yes they freely roam around the park). The activities you can do here are endless.
  • Lovely park in the centre of Toulouse. Perfect for all ages and has some really beautiful hidden gems dotted around.
  • It's a beautiful park with a big play area for kids. Our son had a wonderful time there, playing with other local kids. And ofcourse there are lovely plants, flowers and birds all around
  • Great park for kids. Plenty of play areas and concession stands. Also a public RR.
  • Relax and calm, great for a summer afternoon. Lots of places to rest under a tree and get away from the hot sun.