Conservatoire Botanique National, Saint-Leu

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Nestled on a hillside, Conservatoire Botanique National invites you to explore the plant life endemic to the Mascarene Islands. The garden spreads over 3 hectares (7.4 acres) of land and features nearly 4,000 plants grouped into seven sections, including an orchard, bamboo ravine, and orchid house--possibly the garden's biggest attraction. In the arid part of the garden dedicated to American and African succulents and exotic cacti, look for the spiderwebs woven by some very large specimens. Don't miss the section with agricultural plants that have shaped the island's history and culture. Our Saint-Leu trip itinerary builder makes visiting Conservatoire Botanique National and other Saint-Leu attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Came here for a short visit but ended up spending the afternoon here. The gardens are very extensive, and we ensured we walked around all of the paths, as there are a few hidden corners. Our...  more »
  • It’s a climb up the hill by car lots of twists and turns but it’s worth it when you get there. Beautiful views with plenty of parking and the most beautiful entrance not forgetting the lovely church....  more »
  • Open botanical library. And a lot more about Reunion Island history!
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