Paris Botanical Gardens – Jardin des Serres

This post was written by admin on August 4, 2010
Posted Under: Daily Paris

This is another local park where I can walk with Bébé Têtard. It sits on the edge of Bois de Boulogne and just up the road from the local Carrefour supermarket. The garden was originally created under order of Louis XV in 1761, and was later transformed between 1895 and 1898 by Jean-Camille Formigé to include the impressive greenhouses, the largest of which measures around 100 metres long and 12 metres wide.

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Although it runs alongside the Paris périphérique it’s still a tranquil retreat, and is not frequented by many tourists. Most of the locals who come to enjoy the sunshine in the neighbouring small park are parents with babies and young children. In the botanical gardens themselves (which are free incidentally), the locals sit on benches with their laptops often taking advantage of the free wifi (pronounced ‘whiffy’ in French, much to my adolescent amusement).

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I first came to Jardin des Serres in May 2007 when I used to fly over to see Mme. Grenouille. I remember whilst inside one of the smaller greenhouses, she’d let out a yelp and jumped backwards: a seed pod had alarmed her with its hostile alien exterior!


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You can read more on this page – Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil

Reader Comments

Great article. I’m french and i can confirm that “Le Jardin des serres” is really nice to visit !

Written By in-outonline on August 14th, 2010 @ 3:29 pm

Unbelievably they wish to demolish the botanical garden and replace it with tennis courts! There’s an online petition here:

Written By admin on March 4th, 2011 @ 6:00 pm


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