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Jardin Botanique et Exotique Val Rahmeh

Avenue Saint Jacques, 06500, Menton, France
+33 4 93 35 86 72
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Facing the sea, the exotic botanical garden has a subtropical microclimate unique in France. The temperature annual average 17°C. Experiment garden, greenhouse with rare plants, it houses beautiful collections of palm trees, bamboos, citrus-fruit, edible tropical plants, that is all together over 1400 species. Thanks to its path with hundred year old palm trees, its pond with lotuses, water hyacinths, giant water lilies from Amazonia and its atmosphere of dry forest and jungle, this garden evokes memories of trips to the Tropics.
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Avenue Saint Jacques, 06500, Menton, France
+33 4 93 35 86 72
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We expected our time to be limited by the kids' boredom threshold, but they enjoyed it! I think it was thanks to the combination of the unusual and varied plants and trees and the maze of sloping pathways to explore. It's actually quite a small...More

Thank Cosah
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We had a very nice visit here and enjoyed the quit and beutiful place with so many exotic plants in the cosy garden. They have a trail that you can easily follow so that you are sure to see everything. Remember mosquito repellent!! We unfortunately...More

Thank Karina V
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This enlarged villa garden is run by the French museum of natural history and is loaded with wonderful and interesting plants. The presentation is well made, the 21 stations take about one and a halv hour. Not giving this full points is because 1)there is...More

Thank Lars L
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Isolated, found sign of homeless living in the garden. Wouldn't risk being here if travelling alone.

1  Thank TheSarcasticCynic
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Its up a big hill, and when the person with you complains, yes there will be plenty more climbing up and down the hill as you view the gardens. But the place is beautiful and the entry fee, quite reasonable!

Thank katiebugstars
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We spent about ninety minutes walking through the garden which was well signed leading you through each section, some areas could do with a little tender loving care but it was overall a pleasant and peaceful place to be away from the crowds.

1  Thank Shirley J
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This public garden shows the exotic plants that have been assembled and adapted to the Mediterranean climate.. The paths are easy to walk although there are some stairs. It is peaceful and the plants are well identified. No chemicals are used in the care of...More

Thank bbon2ur
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I have booked a guided visit with a lady from the tourism office and she was outstanding! She knows a lot about plants and was also telling us some little anecdotes about the garden and its owners. A must if you're in Menton. Although I...More

2  Thank Mirdza
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This has the feel of a homely rather than a public garden and is delightfully peaceful to wander through, with many tropical plants including bananas

1  Thank cmwUk
Reviewed 18 April 2017

A lovely garden on a hillside, a 15 minutes walk from Menton center. It is a garden to visit anytime of year because of the many green plants, cacti and bamboo trees. Even so when I visited end of March, the garden was brightened up...More

1  Thank Globetrotter045
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