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Jardin Botanique et Exotique Val Rahmeh

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Address: Avenue Saint Jacques, 06500, Menton, France
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+33 4 93 35 86 72

Facing the sea, the exotic botanical garden has a subtropical microclimate...

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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Interesting place and great gudie

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... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 don't know if they have the same visits in English, I did one in French.

Thank Mirdza
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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

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Haacht, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 with many spring flowers. There is a trail that you can follow which passes through... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of our main aims for garden visits on this holiday and it did not disappoint. Planted around an old house on a hillside you need to be able to mange steepish slopes for a full visit as the route winds up and down the hill. Series of different areas with a set route if you want to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This was our second visit after a gap of 10 years and the site has continued to develop. There is a huge range of plants and trees with virtually everything named. The only drawback is that it shuts at lunchtime so a middle of the day visit isn't really practical. Also, although there are 21 "locations" to visit, finding your... More 

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We visited this garden the day after we had been to the Hanbury Gardens just over the border in Italy. What a contrast between two botanical gardens. Though smaller the Val Rahmeh gardens are well stocked and looked after with a variety of vistas and there were little spots to sit and enjoy the plants and the calm. The Easter... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

I love gardens and was not disappointed. You have to visit for the morning or the afternoon as it closes from 12.30 till 2 each day. 2 hours is enough for a visit. Entrance fee is about 8 Euro each. Follow the numbers to see the whole gardens. Two exhibitions in French only. But ok to look at the pictures.

Thank Flondy
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We walked to these gardens along the sea front where there is lots of work going on at the moment and were not disappointed once we started looking around the grounds. The entrance fee was reasonable (6/7 euros each) and we spent a very pleasant couple of hours wandering around. We had previously visited the Serre De la Madone and... More 

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Worthing UK
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Nice peaceful garden with some interesting plants. Good view over the Med. Check opening times as it can close for lunch.

Thank Clamshell-Worthing
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I expected this is a big botanical garden but it turned out that it is a small garden. It has many different types of plants but not many flowers, for that I was quite disappointed. However it has a very unique flower that came from Brazil called Aristolochia gigantea which I have not seen anywhere else. The main attraction of... More 

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