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Among bamboo trees and giant sequoias…

... an incredible find in Southern France!

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Have you ever visited a fairytale place? If you come for a walk with us, we’ll show you a very special one!

China? No.

Japan? Neither!… we’re in France!

Yup, you can have an incredible stroll among tall bamboo trees, giant sequoias and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of a Japanese garden… in Europe!

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La Bambouseraie in Anduze (in Gard region) is a tiny gem nestled between the Cévennes chain and the Gardon valley. The park owes its birth to a man, Eugène Mazel, very passionate about natural science, who started growing plants coming from China, Japan, Northern America, Himalaya… Nègre family has been taking care of the park since 1902, growing more species and opening it to the public.

Sequoias, palm tress, bamboo forests, bonsai and lotus, water streams… enjoy a little anticipation in our gallery:

If you’re visiting with kids, do not miss the experience of the maze, it’s a lot of fun!

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You can also buy some plants to take home at the park shop:

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Useful information

Opening dates: from February 24 to November 15, seven days a week.

Opening hours: 9 am-6 pm. (9 am- 5 pm starting November 2)

 

AN EXTRA TIP!

La Bambouseraie is one of the the stops of the Cévennes steam train, a great activity to do during your visit to this enchanting corner of France!

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Have you ever visited the park? Leave a comment and share your experience, we’d love to hear from you!

 

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