Botany has long been associated with the spread of medicine and can be seen in Montpellier at its Jardin des Plantes, the oldest botanical garden in France, created in the late 16th century at the initiative of King Henri IV.
Discover this unique space, the neighbouring Faculty of Medicine and the great names in botany who contributed to the prestige of both the school and the garden, the likes of Planchon, Magnol and Richer de Belleval, as well as the Apothecaries’ Guild.
2. From the Queen's garden to the botanical garden
From the very secret Jardin de la Reine to the Jardin des Plantes
Push open the gates to the hidden parts of the oldest botanical garden in France, created by Richer de Belleval in 1593.
Your tour will take you to the very secret Jardin de la Reine (Queen’s Garden), the former garden of Marie de Montpellier, Queen of Aragon, and then on to the Jardin des Plantes where, accompanied by a professional, you will discover the School of Systematics and the Martins Greenhouse.