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Refreshing Break from busy city

An island in the River Erdre, easily accessible by No2 tram from the city centre. Pleasant Japanese... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert F
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Hidden Gem

Very near the city center you can find this small island, interesting mini-museum inside. It's a... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
Limassol, Cyprus
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An island in the River Erdre, easily accessible by No2 tram from the city centre. Pleasant Japanese style gardens and buildings. A Japanese tourist might think they were a bit scruffy, but they were fine for us while we waited for the boat trip up...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This park is very pretty with some cute hiding places, clearly a place for locals to take a lunch break and teens to hang out after school. Not as peaceful as it looks it should be, but lots of nature to look at and Japanese...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

The first impressions of this harden were very good. It feels Japanese, has a lot of plants from Japan and building are styled accordingly. But at more careful look I started to notice signs that it is not well kept. At one end of the...More

Thank Aušrinė J
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Very near the city center you can find this small island, interesting mini-museum inside. It's a nice place to also just sit back and relax in the nature.

Thank stefanoschrs
Reviewed 30 January 2018

I visited the park in a clidy day, however, this was so beatiful and quet, really worth visiting and just strolling lovely park areas, full of stunning plants. I was really impressed, though the park is not quite large.

Thank Nano M
Reviewed 12 December 2017

This garden really looks like a Japanese one even with banzai trees. It is nice to walk trough the paths of this little garden on the island.

Thank smoleuge76
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Japonese style garden on the Ille de Versailles. Has a japonese pavillion with temporary expositions

Thank filipam820
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I love Japanese gardens but this one needs facelift. The usual features of Japanese garden are tired-looking and boring. The location is wonderful, along the river.

Thank Rainbowtravelgirl
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I was there in October and the autumn leaves were lovely. It has a pond with fat grey cap in, and many pine trees and rocks.

Thank lesleymarr
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We had read that this was a small garden, but as hubby is a bonsai gardener, he wanted to see, so we trekked over there while touring Nantes. I would say that we were both terribly disappointed, not in the size (which is TINY), but...More

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