Le Jardin de la Retraite

Le Jardin de la Retraite, Quimper: Address, Phone Number, Le Jardin de la Retraite Reviews: 4.5/5

Le Jardin de la Retraite
4.5

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MVPinBoynton
South Florida1 608 contributions
A Peaceful Spot in the City
Sep 2019
Since we live in South Florida, the tropical plants weren't the impressive to me; but the place itself with gardens on multiple levels was a nice place to relax in a tranquil environment.
Written 6 November 2019
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Mel CD
Fowey, UK29 contributions
Peaceful and Brautiful
Sep 2019
This is a small garden within the walls of the City and overlooking the Cathedral. Beautifully kept it is a small oasis of unusual plants. Highly recommended and free of charge!
Written 30 September 2019
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andrewh0pe
Bedfordshire, UK92 contributions
Looks great even in the rain!!
Aug 2019 • Family
We decided to explore Quimper on one of our wet days on holiday and had a look around these gardens. The succulents looked great (a bit ironic considering it was pouring with rain!!). Would loved to have stayed longer but we were getting soaked so moved to the cathedral to dry off......
Written 8 August 2019
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BeckyTinsley
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany42 contributions
A corner of paradise
Jul 2019 • Couples
This public garden is a haven of peace, quiet, shade and palm trees in the middle of the bustling tourist-swamped streets of Quimper. A good spot to recharge or picnic.
Written 27 July 2019
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ironhorse_10
Warwick, UK535 contributions
Beautiful oasis in the city centre
Jun 2019 • Couples
Right in the centre of Quimper, a lovely place to take time out. Three themed gardens tucked inside the ramparts with many unusual plants labelled for the curious. Benches for a break to admire the gardens or have a picnic lunch.
Written 14 July 2019
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gladfly
New Castle, NH969 contributions
Beautiful little garden.
Feb 2018
Gorgeous and well maintained. We walked by here and strolled in and around and we quite surprised how nice and pleasant it was. We were the only ones in there.
Highly recommend if you're tired and need some nature.
Written 17 September 2018
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Kris B
Alton, UK411 contributions
Lovely gardens
Aug 2018 • Family
Super hidden gardens - well kept and provide super views over the city. Well worth a visit - a really cool place and there were seats for lunch etc
Written 8 August 2018
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Trainbleu
Brussels, Belgium25 238 contributions
Not as peaceful as we expected
Jun 2018 • Friends
The ‘Jardin de la retraite’ is a small historic garden enclosed by the eastern part of the city walls and the only surviving tower, the 13th century ’Tour Névet’. After having been in the possession of the canons of the cathedral, the Catholic order of the Ursulines, and the Congregation of Retreat of the Sacred Heart, the garden was bought by the city and opened to the general public in 1979. Because part of the garden used to be a cemetery and maerl was used on the alleys, the soil wasn’t suitable for native plants (too chalky).

The ‘Jardin de la Retraite’ has an intimate feel and an original layout over several levels connected by stairs and arched passageways. The vegetation is luxurious and surprisingly varied. On the lowest level there is a large round basin surrounded by palm trees. The adjoining garden is full of dry soil plants and, towards Rue Elie Fréron, there is a tropical garden. Access is free.

The wooden benches of the Jardin de la Retraite would have been a lovely place to take a break from sightseeing if three women, laying on the grass with a boombox playing ethnic music hadn’t spoiled it for everyone else. We only had a quick look around and left.
Written 4 August 2018
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SalviaPrincess
North Somerset40 contributions
Tranquil spot near the city centre
Jun 2018 • Couples
We came across this little gem quite by chance as it’s neither mentioned in the Michelin Green Guide nor shown on its map! It’s well laid out and has a range of interesting plants, everything from ferns and hostas in the shady areas to Southern Hemisphere shrubs in the dry sunny areas.

I’m a committed plantaholic, but even so saw plants here I’d not seen before, so if you are interested in plants do pay it a visit. Even if you aren’t a plant enthusiast it’s well worth a visit as it’s a lovely tranquil spot to spend time whilst sightseeing.
Written 21 June 2018
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Sweetpirhana
Kilkhampton, Bude, United Kingdom14 contributions
Peaceful
Sep 2017 • Couples
Quiet and peaceful garden to sit and reflect, although very close to city centre. Well kept with a large selection of beautiful plants
Written 22 January 2018
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