The first public gardens set up in France in 1745, the gardens extend over several levels and include the ruins of the ancient Temple of Diana.

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Family Review of The Jardins de la Fontaine

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
FamilyExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 3 - 5 , 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Some of the first public gardens in Europe, these were created in 1750. With fountains and streams and interesting buildings, this is a wonderful place to stroll and explore. It is northwest of the city center.
  • One of the buildings to see is the Temple of Diana, but there's really very little left except for a nave and partial corridors. Still, it's fun to see.
  • The best structure in the gardens is Tour Magne, an octagonal tower that once had three levels but today has just two. It's 32 meters high, and views from the top are well worth the climb.

Avenue J. Jaur├Ęs
Parking: 7am-9pm daily Jun-Sept; 10am-12pm and 2pm-5pm Oct-May
Price: Free

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 33 (0)4 66 58 38 00
Fax: 33 (0)4 66 58 38 01
Price Information: Free
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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