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The Lautaret Garden

The Lautaret Garden is a hundred year old gem presenting a concentration of plants from mountains all over the world, with a view of the glaciers of la Meije. Without doubt one the most beautiful Alpine botanical gardens of Europe!

 

From America to Asia, from Europe to Africa, South America... to the Poles. You will discover more than 2000 varieties that like the rough alpine climate, in a maze of recreated environments that change every year. Far from a classic botanical garden, this is a world tour in 80 minutes !

The Lautaret Garden is also a research station run by the CNRS and Grenoble Alpes University. Every year it welcomes tens of research teams from all over the world. These scientists come to study the consequences of climate change, agriculture and tourism. The « Discovery and Science » Route in the garden will tell you more about this. There is also and interpretation area in the Galerie de l’Alpe.

Guided tours are also included in the entry price:
- Daily in July and August at 10:30, 14:30 and 16h.
- Booking required for groups.
- Possibility of visits in June and September, by appointment at +33 (0)4 92 24 41 62

Shop : books, botanical illustrations, posters, postcards and plants (from early July to mid-August).

 

Overtures :

From 03/06 to 02/09, daily between 10 am and 6 pm.
Every year, from the first weekend of June to the first weekend of September.

 

 

Botanique - Jardin du Lautaret - La Grave - La Meije - © DR/jardin du Lautaret

Sommet du Col du Lautaret
Col du Lautaret
05480 Villar-d'Arêne

 

Phone : +33 4 92 24 41 62

La Grave la Meije's cable car

Téléphérique des Glaciers de la Meije - © JSelberg

La Grave

04 76 79 91 09

04 76 79 94 65

La Grave la Meije's cable car

The cable car takes you up to the Ruillans Pass. At 3211m above sea level, the Girose Glacier where you will contemplate a grandiose panorama near the Meije Peak (3983m) and as far as the eye can see different peaks from Vercors to Mont Blanc.

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Lautaret pass - Natural Reserve of Combeynot

Col du Lautaret - © © OTHV

Villar-d'Arêne

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Lautaret pass - Natural Reserve of Combeynot

The Lautaret pass is the crossing point between the Romanche Valley and the Guisane Valley. It is also one of the lowest points on the ridge line separating the Northern Alps and the Southern Alps.

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The Garden Conferences

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Villar-d'Arêne

+33 4 92 24 41 62

The Garden Conferences

Tous les lundis en juillet et en août, le jardin du Lautaret offre des conférences gratuites à ses visiteurs. L'occasion d’échanges passionnants entre les scientifiques et le grand public.

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Visit and entertainment in the Garden of Lautaret

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Villar-d'Arêne

+33 4 92 24 41 62

Visit and entertainment in the Garden of Lautaret

At 2 100m altitude, facing the glacier from la Meije, over 2000 species of alpine and mountain flowers and mountains from all over the world are gathered on 2 hectares of one of the most beautiful and high altitude garden in Europe.

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Jardin du Lautaret : Visite des coulisses scientifiques

Le jardin du Lautaret placé à 2 100 mètres d'altitude est un jardin botanique comprenant une vaste collection de plantes alpines du monde entier. Venez découvrir les installations scientifiques et le soutien qu’apporte le jardin aux chercheurs.

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