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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Avenue Saint Jacques, 06500, Menton, France
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+33 4 93 35 86 72
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank TheSarcasticCynic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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.

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

1  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

Thank Globetrotter045
Reviewed 29 March 2017

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...More

1  Thank Plowst
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...More

1  Thank Ewingston
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...More

2  Thank Hiraethog
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