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La Bambouseraie en Cevennes

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Address: 552 Rue de Montsauve | Domaine de Prafrance, 30140 Generargues, Anduze, France
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+33 4 66 61 70 47
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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As you enter this unique world you will be struck by the immensity around...

As you enter this unique world you will be struck by the immensity around you. Between natural light and shape, sequoias and giant bamboos rise majestically to form a royal alleyway. Nature becomes a cathedral, with a towering 40m oak and 35m magnolia; the valley is so vast that even a dozy dragon could take a nap in the refreshing shade of the gingko tree. The ideal place to dream, to relax, to reflect, to play ant to revel in the joys of discovery... lose all sense of time and lose youself in another world, in the heart of the Cevennes.

Over 1,000 varieties of remarkable, rare flowers, trees and plants create an exuberant decor where visitors wander in enchantment throught the Zen gardens, Victoria greenhouses, mysterious labyrinth... inhaling precious perfumes and enjoying scenes from Asia or America, showns and artistic performances.

Unique in Europe, dating back to the 19th century, and listed as one of France's most beautiful gardens, the Bambouseraie is a monumental naural experience, sure to open both the eyes and hearts of spellbound visitors.

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Wonderful and different in all four seasons.

We buy a season ticket for the Bambouseraie every year and enjoy the peace, beauty, and coolness in winter, spring, summer, and autumn. Our two dogs also enjoy the walk around the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 November 2016
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We buy a season ticket for the Bambouseraie every year and enjoy the peace, beauty, and coolness in winter, spring, summer, and autumn. Our two dogs also enjoy the walk around the well laid out grounds. The Valley of the Dragon is a particularly beautiful Japanese garden with magnificent blossoms in spring and summer and the colour of the leaves... More 

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Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

A quite place to discover many species of bambou and other plants and trees. The area is refreshing and very well maintained.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

If your kids are outdoorsy this place is ideal. Lots of bamboo, big trees, a bamboo maze, water garden, beautiful Japanese garden and then, if you time it right a fabulous steam train ride ( be prepared to get a little sooty as it goes through the tunnels). We had a great day with our 4 and 1 year old... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

A bamboo plantation in the middle of Southern France? Yes, with extensive walking trails, a formal Japanese garden, Laotian village and lots of plants. Visiting friends in Corconne, we were treated to a pleasant morning touring Le Bambouseraie. An example of what money and determination can produce. Walking paths lead you through multiple settings of the bamboo plants while providing... More 

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Twain Harte, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

i wasn't much interested in this, but thoroughtly enjoyed the couple of hours spent wandering in this lovely garden the bamboo was glorious, but there were so many other beautiful trees. the zen garden is our favorite.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

we have lived in Asia but I must say the collection of so many different types of bamboo here is very impressive. makes for a relaxing stroll through forests and gardens. very well documented educational...so much to learn and enjoy . we did not have time to take the train which stops right there but would do so if we... More 

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Barjac, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Fantastic place to visit, especially when it us hot. However, on my last visit it was clear that things needed some attention. Broken seating, broken barriers etc all looking a bit shabby. This is a shame as the bamboos and other plantings are superb. It is a shame that they don't have a decent restaurant.

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Cheddington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We visited these gardens having read an article that they were some of the most beautiful gardens in France. They probably have one of the largest collections of bamboo - it was very cooling walking through the bamboo forests on an exceptionally hot day. The gardens also show the number of ways bamboo can be used and have a bamboo... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Beautiful gardens, very peaceful - we were lucky to visit on a day that was a bit windy. Being in the bamboo wood was magical; the moving bamboo was like gentle music.

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Aigues-Vives, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The perfect place to go on a hot summer day. Autumn time is also very nice, when the gorgeous "thousand ecus" tree and the Japanese maple trees have turned gold and red. The bamboo collection is really exceptional.

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