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Park and garden

Jardin des plantes
botanical garden

7 hectares of town centre greenery

With its 7 green hectares right in the town centre, more than 10,000 living species, 800m2 of greenhouses and more than 50,000 flowers planted each season, the floral gardens – a certified remarkable garden – feature in the top four botanical gardens in France. 


From 18 November to 14 January, 8.30 - 17.30 / From 15 January to 19 March, and from 23 October to 17 November, 8.30 - 18h30 / From 20 March to 22 October, 8.30 - 20.00.


Free entrance

For Pass Nantes card holders : a packet of seeds from the green spaces service for everyone on any of the garden's guided tours.


2 accès principaux : rue Écorchard, gare Nord / Place Sophie-Trébuchet
44000 Nantes
Tramway line 1: get off at gare SNCF (North exit)


02 40 41 65 09


At the top end of the garden the Orangerie Café (15, rue Gambetta). A truly authentic and charming little spot with an outdoor patio overlooking the park.
Opened 7/7 10:00 AM to 8.00 PM closed from end of october to mid-february.

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