Olbius Riquier park

This traditional 19th century landscaped garden was Olbius Hippolyte Antoine Riquier’s gift to the town in 1868. It comprises of 17 acres of lawns, large trees, winding alleys and even a lake and a greenhouse designed for tropical plants and birds. A convention linking it to Paris’ Jardin d’Acclimatation defines the garden as a place to grow, create and study the adaptation of tropical species to the climate of the region. The garden plans were drawn in 1869 by landscape architects Pierre Barillet-Deschamps and Georges Aumont who also worked on many Parisian gardens. Many exotic species of palm trees, bamboos and succulents are found there, as are a small zoo and a playground for children.

Description

Classification/labels

  • Garden
  • Botanical garden

Spoken languages

  • French

Tours

Individual

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently

Groups

  • Unguided group tours available permanently
  • Guided group tours on request

Comfort / services

  • Play area
  • Public WC
  • Parking
  • Pets welcome

Prices

Free entry.

Opening

Ouverture du 01 au 31 October 2019
DaysHours
Lundi 07h30 to 19h00
Mardi 07h30 to 19h00
Mercredi 07h30 to 19h00
Jeudi 07h30 to 19h00
Vendredi 07h30 to 19h00
Samedi 07h30 to 19h00
Dimanche 07h30 to 19h00

Ouverture du 01 au 30 November 2019
DaysHours
Lundi 07h30 to 17h30
Mardi 07h30 to 17h30
Mercredi 07h30 to 17h30
Jeudi 07h30 to 17h30
Vendredi 07h30 to 17h30
Samedi 07h30 to 17h30
Dimanche 07h30 to 17h30

Ouverture du 01 au 31 December 2019
DaysHours
Lundi 07h30 to 17h00
Mardi 07h30 to 17h00
Mercredi 07h30 to 17h00
Jeudi 07h30 to 17h00
Vendredi 07h30 to 17h00
Samedi 07h30 to 17h00
Dimanche 07h30 to 17h00

Ouverture du 01 au 31 January 2020
DaysHours
Lundi 07h30 to 17h30
Mardi 07h30 to 17h30
Mercredi 07h30 to 17h30
Jeudi 07h30 to 17h30
Vendredi 07h30 to 17h30
Samedi 07h30 to 17h30
Dimanche 07h30 to 17h30

Ouverture du 01 au 28 February 2020
DaysHours
Lundi 07h30 to 18h00
Mardi 07h30 to 18h00
Mercredi 07h30 to 18h00
Jeudi 07h30 to 18h00
Vendredi 07h30 to 18h00
Samedi 07h30 to 18h00
Dimanche 07h30 to 18h00

Ouverture du 01 au 31 March 2020
DaysHours
Lundi 07h30 to 19h00
Mardi 07h30 to 19h00
Mercredi 07h30 to 19h00
Jeudi 07h30 to 19h00
Vendredi 07h30 to 19h00
Samedi 07h30 to 19h00
Dimanche 07h30 to 19h00