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Jardin des Cinq Sens

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Address: 2 rue du Lac, 74140 Yvoire, France
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+33 4 50 72 88 80
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Inspired by the poetic atmosphere of the medieval labyrinths, several...

Inspired by the poetic atmosphere of the medieval labyrinths, several intimate gardens with evocative names invite to discover plants with senses awaked : Garden of Touch, Garden of Smell, Cloister of medicinal plants, Alpine Meadow...

1,300 varieties vary over the seasons in this peaceful green setting open from April to October: perfumed roses, vegetable curiosities, foliage with amazing textures, fragrant plants collection...

- Explanatory plan given to each visitor (many languages available)

- Quiz offered to children

- Guided tours program accessible through the website

- Garden Remarkable label awarded by the Ministry of Culture and Communication

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A tranquil oasis

The garden is divided into 9 themed areas. If you have an interest in plants you will find the planting very instructive. For example, one area contains examples of many medicinal... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2016
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Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

When you are in this beautiful town you must visit these gardens. It's quite interactive, you can learn about plants and also touch and smell, which I found lots of fun. I have an ecology degree, so I was also impressed with their collection.

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Thank Michael K
United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The garden is divided into 9 themed areas. If you have an interest in plants you will find the planting very instructive. For example, one area contains examples of many medicinal plants and the conditions they are used to treat. Another is a sensory garden with plants to touch, to smell and to admire for their shape, colour texture and... More 

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Thank TGJFC
Frankfurt, Germany
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95 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The garden is located near the castle in the village. It is well kept, offered an variety of plants and teaches us to use our 5 senses to see the nature. Charming place.

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Thank nickrobffm
Manuella T, Responsable relations publiques at Jardin des Cinq Sens, responded to this review

Thank you for your coming and your comment. The team is happy to know that visitors enjoy the daily work. Best regards. Manuella More 

London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Nice environment, excellent idea, cute gift shop, but without being a botanist or at least an amateur gardener I missed the point. Worth the money only if you have interests in plants I guess...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

What a lovely afternoon to spend wondering around in these lovely gardens. Just totally amazing and what a great bunch of different plants and flowers, just great! Will definitely come back here again. ;)

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Kruibeke, Belgium
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74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We visited this magical garden on a warm and sunny day...so the butterflies were there, bees and birds, a real little wonder and very inspiring for garden-people like us. Lots of different plants, trees, herbs and flowers, assembled in a romantic setting, colourfull and inspiring.

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Thank MarleenKruibeke
Manuella T, Responsable relations publiques at Jardin des Cinq Sens, responded to this review

Thank you Marleen for your comment. We enjoy it mostly because it came from gardens lovers. Wish you the best for your next trip. Manuella More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Really the high point of the town. Take time to enjoy all the different rooms. Beautiful, relaxing, and delightful. And a nice gift shop.

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Thank textrav58
Manuella T, Responsable relations publiques at Jardin des Cinq Sens, responded to this review

Just "merci" for your coming and for this advice. All the team is happy with your message and wish you others nice place to see. Best regards. Manuella More 

Nyon, Switzerland
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72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 405 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

How to turn the 10th anniversary of my granddaughter into an experience she (and her little guests) will remember for a long time? Visit the beautiful Jardin des cinq sens and give children (and adults) the opportunity to explore the hidden secrets of plants. Touch leaves and taste chewing gum, cola and curry. Or learn about the poisonous powers –... More 

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Manuella T, Responsable relations clients at Jardin des Cinq Sens, responded to this review

I am so happy to read your message ! Thank you so much for this. It was a preasure to welcome you. Hope you'll come again one day. Best regards. Manuella. More 

Leuven, Belgium
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463 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

This beautiful garden is definitely worth a visit, but to be honest, the entrance fee was a too high for an experience that only last for about an hour. The garden in itself is a beautiful place. Very well kept and with an excellent documented self guided tour. The garden really is a place to learn more about plants and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Firstly I should mention that I thought the entry price was too high. If it also gave entry to the chateau it would have been more realistic but its privately owned and only this garden is open to the public. A high entry cost leads to higher expectations ...... and if I had paid for a whole family rather than... More 

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