Jardin Public

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It is possible to say that the Public Garden in Bordeaux is where one might find the essence of the city. This garden is situated in the countryside, out in the way of the constant activity of the metropolis. Since it was established in 1746, the Bordelais have held a soft spot in their hearts for the Jardin Public. The 11 hectares of grass, trees, flowers, and plants make up this 'green lung' in the center of the city.

The famous honey-colored stone used in the construction of the stately buildings in the Jardin Public dates back to the 18th century. This tranquil setting features a pond encircled by trees and plants that have been around for hundreds of years. People who like to stroll leisurely, people who like to exercise, children who love to play, and grandparents gathering all enjoy the garden together.

In spite of the rapid urbanization that took place in the city throughout the 18th century, the influential Intendant de Tourny ensured that the Bordelais would always have access to a sizable park for their recreational needs. Since the m 18th century, this park was later redesigned to resemble an English country garden throughout the 19th century and has been deep-rooted in this location since its establishment.

A museum of natural history and a bar-restaurant called L'Orangerie are some of its most famous features that contribute to the Jardin Public's status as a notable garden in France. The garden is surrounded by charming townhouses.

How to explore Jardin Public?

  • It features a children's playground where the world-famous Guignol Guérin puppet show is conducted.
  • It has a Games area where kids can play to their full potential.
  • A small botanical garden present there is where senior citizens and toddlers can take leisurely strolls in the evening.
  • The swans and ducks live there in perfect harmony with the strangers who come there every evening to feed them.
  • When the sun comes out, folks rush here to take advantage of the nice weather by enjoying an apéritif consisting of wine and cheese, as is traditional in France.

  • imageDuration Required
    1 hour

Address of Jardin Public

Cours de Verdun, 33000, Bordeaux, France

Opening & Closing time of Jardin Public

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

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