Jardin des plantes, Coutances

#8 of 49 in Parks in Manche
Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
One of the oldest gardens in Normandy, Jardin des plantes was created during the Second Empire between 1852 and 1855, thanks to a bequest from the Quesnel de La Morinière family. The gardens offer you a beautiful blend of French symmetry, English-style groves, and Italianate terraces. A collection of rare trees, patterned floral beds, and a maze combine to make this the perfect place to stroll and get away from the bustle of travel. This site has also been listed as a historic monument since 1992. To visit Jardin des plantes and other attractions in Coutances, use our Coutances travel planner.
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  • Jardin des plantes isn't huge, but it is beautifully laid out with some fun, quirky touches, like the cat and mouse tableaux. We bought a charcuterie platter at a charcutiere next to the cathedrale...  more »
  • A gem well worth a visit .. free to public, well cared for and not abused. Children used the park to meet up but were polite and respectful, not a single piece of litter to be seen. Well stocked...  more »
  • Excellent garden and a very beautiful area. The are is very convenient for a walk and even for jogging. The gardens are very beautiful and many families take their kids for a walk. There is a restaurant and you can also have a snack and many drinks. The plants are very nice and if you would like to access the interior gardens you would need to buy tickets. We enjoyed this walk and we strongly recommend the visit.
  • A really pretty, big and open gardens, filled with different kinds of trees, flowers, herbs and bushes. Walking around here is delightful, breathing such a fresh air. There's a little forest and some see points.
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