Species both native and exotic, to add a touch of green to your day.
A historic botanical garden.
A lovely spot for a stroll, it was first conceived in 1629 with the idea of raising medicinal plants in a secure, controlled environment, but it took a century to actually bring to fruition, using both native plants and exotic species brought back from scientific and military expeditions from abroad. Here you'll find the so-called "Chinese palm" discovered in 1856, believed to be the source of this species' colonisation of Europe. Historically located in the Jardin Public, as of 2007 it has been expanded in area and services, with an information point located at La Bastide on Linné Esplanade.