13 hectares of nature - over 800 varieties of trees
- WE love : a little-known park, a true living museum of the tree
- Age: for everyone
- Open all year round 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 the tree 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 hardwoods and conifersvarious environments including a wetland and a limestone meadow, all in a natural environment
- The center of the arboretum is dedicated to conifers. But there are also oaks and willows to the north, maples, lindens and ashes to the south... A small pond is home to the "caramel tree", whose leaves give off a sweet caramel scent in autumn when crumpled.
- All trees are labeled, you will not miss any specimen!
- The walk begins with the central alley lined with maples and lindens which leads to a magnificent yew tree several dozen meters 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, It is located in the center of the arboretum, in front of 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). The Napoleon pine whose bark seems to be composed of scales of several colors gray-green, looking very much like a military mesh. The Coulter Pine or widowmaker treebeautiful pine tree. Chinese elm, The tree is very rare and in danger of extinction in its country of origin.
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