Jardin de l'Etat, Saint-Denis

3.8
Jardin de l'Etat invites you to discover a variety of exotic trees from around the world, including the talipot palm with the world's largest inflorescence. The famous French horticulturalist Pierre Poivre (look for his bust) brought to the island most of the trees and spices you see flourishing here in the second half of the 18th century. Thanks to Poivre and a group of 19th-century botanists, the garden today includes baobabs, sausage trees, fountain palms, and looking-glass mangroves, among others. Visit the onsite natural history museum, which opened on the premises of a former colonial council in 1855. By using our Saint-Denis trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Jardin de l'Etat and other attractions in Saint-Denis.
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  • A nice little park where you can have a picnic (but alcohol is forbidden) there are children's games which keep the toddlers busy! Well-maintained and pleasant!
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  • Pleasant walk in the alleys planted with trees and spices. The garden is home to a Natural History Museum, rich in exhibits on terrestrial and aquatic wildlife.
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  • Very pleasant garden with a museum inside. Free entry, worth a trip.
  • A really lovely quiet place to relax away from the city life. It's very well-kept and aesthetic. It's a wonderful place to take photos or just to go for a walk and enjoy the nature either alone or with family. There is an area where children can play. It's not as wild and free as some other botanical gardens, but it is still very beautiful.
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