5 Japanese gardens to visit in France!

Japanese gardens are known for their zen atmosphere and relaxing side. You can walk there peacefully. The arrangement of natural elements is also as important as the types of plants present. The Japanese garden is inspired by feng-shui and each space is dedicated to a universe. There are several Japanese gardens in France that you can visit to admire and smell the different plants. Here’s 5.

1) Nantes: garden on the island of Versailles

Japanese steps, waterfalls, large pools and lofty rocks await you in the garden on the island of Versailles, which extends over 1.7 hectares. Let yourself be carried away by the elements between plants, minerals and waters. Trees carved into the clouds take you to the land of dreams.

garden on the island of Versailles
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2) Toulouse: Compans Caffarelli garden

The Compans Caffarelli garden in Toulouse will first welcome you with a tea pavilion. Then indulge yourself on the macadam trails. Admire exotic plants and the freshness of bamboo. There is also a beautiful lake in the garden.

Jardin Compans Caffarelli
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3) Paris: garden of Hotel d’Heidelbach

Not far from the Guimet Museum is the beautiful garden of the Hôtel d’Heidelbach. Do not hesitate to walk among the bamboo leaves that gradually reveal the Japanese steps. They will take you to the tea pavilion where Japanese tradition is respected.

garden of Hotel d'Heidelbach
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4) Beaumont-Monteux (Drôme): Erik Borja’s garden

Erik Borja is a visual artist and sculptor. He made his talents available for five gardens themed on Japanese art. There is a reception garden where a small pool allows each person to purify themselves before entering. Then you can walk through the meditation garden, the tea garden, the promenade garden (where you can admire the magnificent Japanese maples) and finally the dragon garden.

jardin d'Erik Borja
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5) Boulogne-Billancourt: Albert Kahn’s garden

In reality, Albert Kahn created two Japanese gardens. One of the gardens is quite modern with beautiful red bridges typical of a Japanese garden. The other looks like an old Japanese village.

Jardin d'Albert Kahn
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