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Visit La Roseraie de Saint-Vincent

La Roseraie de Saint-Vincent is a spectacular rose garden in Saint-Vincent in the Pyrenees Atlantique department of south west of France.

The garden is situated between Lourdes, Pau and Tarbes and makes for an excellent trip out from any of these.

Explore the Roseraie de Saint-Vincent rose garden and nursery

The Roseraie de Saint-Vincent rose garden was voted favourite garden in the Aquitaine region of France 2013 by the French television programme France2.

The rose garden and rose nursery of Saint-Vincent occupies a splendid location with views over the foot hills of the Pyrenees. The mountains form a wonderful backdrop to the rose garden which contains over 800 different varieties of rose.

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The garden follows a path winding through fabulous displays of all different types of roses offering an explosion of colours and scents. There are 5 kiosks in the grounds which provide information about various topics based around roses, and growing roses.

Every type of rose you could wish for is on display here including English roses, old roses, climbing roses, shrub roses, rose standards and ground-cover roses.

Once you have been inspired by the huge variety of roses you can visit the pepiniere to buy one or two if you wish. The pepiniere closes at lunchtime and in low-season it is closed all day Sunday but otherwise keeps the same hours as the garden.

There is also a restaurant whose terrace has views over the Pyrenees where you can enjoy lunch or dinner. A shop on site sells rose-based products such as rose-scented massage oil and rose-scented perfume.

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The Roseraie de Saint Vincent garden visit

The best time to visit the garden is in May when most roses have their first and best flush of flowers. The garden does of course keep up with its deadheading to make sure the repeat-flowering roses all continue to give a beautiful display for the rest of the summer and autumn.

The rose garden is open all year round from 9.00 to 18.00 apart from Sunday mornings.

The address is: Le Pepiniere de la Roseraie de Saint-Vincent, 64530 Saint-Vincent.

Entrance to the rose garden and nursery is free.

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Gardens to visit nearby

The Public garden of Tarbes, Jardin Massey is a lovely garden centred around a large glass pavilion. It has been awarded 'Jardin Remarquable' status.

The Jardins du Chateau de Momas near to Pau have a large range of plants including many rare varieties including an orchard with many rare varieties of fruit trees.

You can find more local travel ideas in the South West France guide,

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Map of La Roseraie de Saint-Vincent and places to visit

 
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La Roseraie de Saint-Vincent places to visit

Jardins du Chateau de Momas

Jardins du Chateau de Momas

The Jardins du Chateau de Momas, near to Pau, contains lots of rare plants.

Jardins du Chateau de Momas guide
Parc du Sarrat

Parc du Sarrat

The Parc du Sarrat is a house inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and its contemporary garden.

Parc du Sarrat guide
 
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