13 hectares of nature - over 800 varieties of trees
- WE love : a little-known park, a veritable living museum of the tree
- Age : for everyone
- Open all year from 9:30 am to 6 pm
- Location: next to the Vincennes racecourse (Paris 12e)
- Free: for everyone, all year round
The Arboretum of Paris: the living museum of trees at the gates of Paris
- The Arboretum of Paris is a living museum dedicated to trees and with an educational vocation
- It covers 13 hectares and presents 1200 trees, 650 species of deciduous and coniferous treesA variety of environments, including a wetland and a limestone meadow, all in a natural setting
- The center of the arboretum is dedicated to conifers. But there are also oaks and willows to the north, maples, lime trees and ash trees to the south... A small pond is home to the "caramel tree", whose leaves spread a sweet caramel smell in autumn when crumpled.
- All the trees are labelled, so you won't miss any specimen!
- The walk begins with the central path lined with maples and lime trees which leads to a magnificent yew tree several dozen metres high. Afterwards, you are free to follow the marked path under the canopy or to take the side paths. The map of the Paris Arboretum is here.
- Among the 5 trees not to be missed : the giant sequoia, 25 m high, it is located in the centre of the arboretum, opposite the main entrance. The weeping cedar of the Atlasa funny tree that looks like the dog Pollux.The handkerchief tree (China)), which is planted at the edge of the pond near the small bridge (to the right of the main entrance). Napoleon pine whose bark seems to be composed of scales of several grey-green colours, strongly resembling a military lattice. The Coulter Pine or widowmaker treebeautiful pine tree. Chinese elm, very rare tree and in danger of extinction in its country of origin.