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!
About : The Lautaret Garden
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 above 10ppl.
- Possibility of visits in June and September, by booking at +33 (0)4 92 24 41 62
Shop : books, botanical illustrations, posters, postcards and plants (from early July to mid-August).
Welcome: About 60% of the site is wheelchair accessible
Free for children under 12, students of the Joseph Fourier, staff Joseph Fourier University and CNRS University.
* With the ticket of entry of the Jardin Alpin du Lautaret, you'll have a reduced price at the cable car in La Grave La Meije and vice versa !
2000 species at over 2000 m altitude!
The Jardin du Lautaret contains 1/4 of France's flora and plants from every mountain. With a horizon ringed by peaks and a breathtaking view of the Meije glacier, with its paths, streams and lawns, its exceptional trees and rare flowers, this site is a permanent spectacle that has been renewed for over 120 years.
At the crossroads of climatic influences and rich in geological diversity, the Jardin du Lautaret enjoys an international reputation for its scientific vocation. It is an ideal setting for studying the impact of human activities on mountain ecosystems, and for measuring the challenges of climate change.
English - French
- Car park
- Language of the tour: French
- Unguided individual tours available permanently
- Guided individual tours available permanently
- Unguided group tours available permanently
- Guided group tours available permanently
- Average duration of the group tour: 60 minutes
- Average duration of the individual tour: 60 minutes
From 03/06 to 03/09/2023, daily between 10 am and 6 pm.
Every year, from the first weekend of June to the first weekend of September.
Adult: 8 €
Teenager: 6 € (12 - 18 years)
Student: 6 €
Disabled: 6 € (60 % of the garden is accessible to people with reduced mobiity.)
Group adults: 6 €.
Free entry for children < 12 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.
Free entry for students of universities, personnels of the University and the National Centre for Scientific Research.
Visit the Labs ! 4€ or free for people who subscribed to the NSE
Ambassador Card 15€: gives unlimited access during the whole season.The card is personal, the owner must present an ID.
Reservations required for groups 04 92 24 41 62.
Means of payment
- Bank/credit card
- Apple Pay
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Possible access by car and bus.