Jardin Rosa Mir

Jardin Rosa Mir
On March 30, 2020

A little gem, well-known among lovers of original spots in the city, the Rosa Mir garden amazes and delights visitors who venture there. 


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A little gem, well-known among lovers of original spots in the city, the Rosa Mir garden amazes and delights visitors who venture there. In an inner courtyard, just off the Grande Rue de la Croix-Rousse, Jules Senis, a bricklayer by trade and refugee of the Spanish Civil War, created an extraordinary place, which he dedicated to his mother – Rosa Mir.

In a style that would have made French postman Ferdinand Cheval (creator of Le Palais Idéal) proud, in 1958 he began gathering shells and stones to transform an ordinary courtyard into an extraordinary garden, dotted with exuberant window boxes, stone frescoes and other wonders… The Croix-Rousse still has plenty of surprises left to discover! 


The Brest National Botanical Conservatory

The Brest National Botanical Conservatory
On March 25, 2020

In the heart of the Stang-Alar valley, just a short walk from the town centre, the Brest National Botanical Conservatory has been working to protect threatened plant species for 40 years.


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In the heart of the Stang-Alar valley, just a short walk from the town centre, the Brest National Botanical Conservatory has been working to protect threatened plant species for 40 years. As you pass through its garden or tropical glass-houses, you’re taking a world tour of endangered plant species: heathers, bamboos, sequoias, eucalyptus, hibiscus, tree ferns and many more. From Armorica to America, from Mauritius to the Canaries, this centre of science and relaxation tells the story and displays the fragile beauty of the plant kingdom throughout the seasons.


The Georges Delaselle Garden

The Georges Delaselle Garden
On March 25, 2020

On the Isle of Batz, the Georges Delasselle Garden takes you around the world. This garden was laid out in 1897 by Georges Delaselle, a Parisian businessman with a passion for exotic species that he planted over a period of 40 years.


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On the Isle of Batz, the Georges Delasselle Garden takes you around the world. This garden was laid out in 1897 by Georges Delaselle, a Parisian businessman with a passion for exotic species that he planted over a period of 40 years. It gives pride of place to summer-flowering plants that remind you of faraway places.

There are 2,000 species, representing all the continents, with plants from California, Australia, Chile or South Africa growing side by side with natives of other foreign lands. It’s definitely a change of scene!


D'Atmosphère du Petit-Bordeaux Garden

D'Atmosphère du Petit-Bordeaux Garden
On March 23, 2020

This garden which covers 1.5 hectares was started in 1987 and is a wonderful mature garden.


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This garden which covers 1.5 hectares was started in 1987 and is a wonderful mature garden. Full of trees underplanted with hydrangeas, day lillies, hostas, ancient roses, acers and dogwoods amongst lots lots more. The garden is focused around a beautiful rather périgordien looking house. Every season has its own interest and two large ponds provide focal points in the garden.


Arboretum National des Barres

Arboretum National des Barres
On March 23, 2020

The Arboretum des Barres is near Montagris in Central France. 


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The Arboretum des Barres is near Montagris in Central France. The Arboretum des Barres was begun in 1873 and covers 35 hectares. It is divided into three magnificent collections each with a walk around the collection ensuring that you see the best of the plants. It is classified as one of the "Remarkable Gardens" of France.


The Platans

The Platans
On March 23, 2020

Right across the astonishing Place des Quinconces, enjoy walking under the platans in this mini forest.


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Right across the astonishing Place des Quinconces, enjoy walking under the platans in this mini forest. A great place to walk by during the day, it gets lit up at night to make this place even more magical.


Jardin des Lumières

Jardin des Lumières
On March 23, 2020

On either side of the mirror of water, Place de la Bourse, two large spaces are laid out with low plantings to clear the view


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On either side of the mirror of water, Place de la Bourse, two large spaces are laid out with low plantings to clear the view: le Jardin des Lumières.  With its 33,000 plants, it offers a wonderful botanical show all year round. Pedestrian walkways and landscaped squares make it a charming place to stroll around. 


Jardin Public

Jardin Public
On March 23, 2020

Pay a visit to the Jardin Public, the most famous park in Bordeaux.


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Pay a visit to the Jardin Public, the most famous park in Bordeaux. Very close to the city center, it is the perfect place to organize a picnic, jog, or take a nap very close to the city. Those who don’t have time to prepare a picnic but still want to enjoy the view, go to l’Orangerie, the in-garden restaurant for breakfast or lunch while enjoying the spectacular view.


Cazaux Lake

Cazaux Lake
On March 4, 2020

Have a break on the banks of Cazaux Lake! With its water activities, two fine sandy beaches and unspoiled coves, Cazaux Lake has plenty of surprises in store for you.


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Have a break on the banks of Cazaux Lake! With its water activities, two fine sandy beaches and unspoiled coves, Cazaux Lake has plenty of surprises in store for you. For those who like water activities, take the opportunity to try out sailing, stand-up paddleboarding or diving in one of the biggest freshwater lakes in France!


The Banc d'Arguin

The Banc d'Arguin
On March 4, 2020

Head for the Banc d'Arguin National Nature Reserve, one of the natural jewels of the Arcachon Basin!


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Head for the Banc d'Arguin National Nature Reserve, one of the natural jewels of the Arcachon Basin!

Beach towels and picnic under the arm, we leave for a full day on this sandbank.
At the foot of the Dune du Pilat and facing the Pointe du Cap Ferret, the Banc d'Arguin is constantly changing shape with the winds and sea currents.


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