Exotic Trip in Auteuil!

At the edge of the Bois de Boulogne, the garden of Auteuil’s greenhouses saw the day in 1761 at the instigation of Louis XV, fond of botany. From now on devoted to collector’s plant, it constitutes a place of tropical exoticism, and a novel occasion to enjoy rich and dense vegetation in the centre of Paris. Glass and iron buildings (these are among the last built in the XIXth century), these greenhouses sport a blue-green tint. They provide a habitat for more than 260 trees and bushes from the four corners of the earth which cover the space, modelled on the Gingko biloba, the Chinese parasol tree or the Caramel tree. We found there a multitude of species some of which are really rare, as the pandanus of Madagascar, fragile little blue flowers with a smell of vanilla, the cycas or even the Paper Bark Tea Tree, from New Caledonia. We discover also rare fishes evolving in the central basin, and exotic birds inside a big aviary, as the weiro or the mandarins. In the Auteuil’s greenhouses, the change of scenery is guaranteed, for a sunny afternoon.

Greenhouses are open all year long from 9am to 4.45pm.
The Garden is open from 9am until the sunset.
Free entrance.

Photo Credit: Mairie de Paris – G. Maroussie

Les Serres d'Auteuil
1 bis, avenue de la porte d'Auteuil or 1, avenue Gordon Bennett
75016 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 71 28 50 82
Metro: Porte d'Auteuil (line 10).

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