The Lautaret Garden : an Invitation to the Alps

The Lautaret Garden is located in an idyllic setting; the botanical marvel is nestled in the Alps, at 2100 meters of altitude. This verdant oasis is home to rare plant species and delights researchers and hikers alike...
By Angélique Jurquet

This glade appears like a little Garden of Eden. The Lautaret Garden is nestled at 2,100 meters of altitude in the pass which gives it its name, itself located in the heart of the Alps between Isère and the Hautes-Alpes. Its main asset comes from its stunning views over the La Meije glaciers.

But beyond its exceptional beauty, the garden is also and especially a unique conservatory of Alpine plant diversity thanks to its 2,100 different species. Flowers and plants typical of mountainous terrain spread out over the garden’s 2 hectares!

Created in 1899, the Lautaret Botanical Garden is actually a part of the Joseph Fourier University of Grenoble and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), moreover, a cottage serving as a laboratory was set up there 24 years ago. First and foremost maintained for scientific research, this little corner of paradise, a recognized “Botanical Garden of France and French-speaking Countries” but also a "remarkable garden,” is open to the public from early June to late September.

Discover :
Le jardin Botanique du Lautaret
Open from june to september (10am to 6pm)
Normal Price : 5 euros
From 12 to 18 years :3 euros
Free for children under 12 years

The Lautaret Garden
The Lautaret Garden
What do you think of a walk in the Lautaret Garden ?
Photography : José Nicolas
The Lautaret Garden
The Lautaret Garden
An idyllic setting...
Photography : José Nicolas
The Lautaret Garden
The Lautaret Garden
Discover 2,100 different species of flowers and plants.
Photography : José Nicolas

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