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Arquebuse Botanical Garden - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

1 Avenue Albert 1er, 21000 Dijon, France

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About Arquebuse Botanical Garden

One of the beautiful botanical gardens which stretching over 5.5 hectares, the Arquebuse serves as a botanical garden, arboretum and park. Founded by the scientist Benigne Legouz de Gerland, the botanical garden houses and cultivates around 3500 indigenous species of plants. A great place to relax, the garden reflects natural charm with flower borders and lawns along with alleys shaded by a variety of tree species.

Attractions Near Arquebuse Botanical Garden

Cathédrale Saint-Bénigne de Dijon
Cathédrale Saint-Bénigne de Dijon0.52km from Arquebuse Botanical Garden

Dijon Cathedral, or at greater length the Cathedral of Saint Benignus of Dijon, is a Roman Catholic church located in the town of Dijon, Burgundy, France, and dedicated to Saint Benignus of Dijon. The Gothic cathedral building, constructed between 1280 and 1325, and dedicated on 9 April 1393, is a listed national monument. it became the seat of the Diocese of Dijon during the French Revolution, replacing the previous cathedral when it was secularised.

Well of Moses
Well of Moses0.83km from Arquebuse Botanical Garden

The Well of Moses is a monumental sculpture recognized as the masterpiece of the Dutch artist Claus Sluter, assisted by his nephew Claus de Werve. It was executed by Sluter and his workshop in 1395–1403 for the Carthusian monastery of Chartreuse de Champmol built as a burial site by the Burgundian Duke Philip the Bold just outside the Burgundian capital of Dijon, now in France.

Palais des Ducs et des États de Bourgogne
Palais des Ducs et des États de Bourgogne0.98km from Arquebuse Botanical Garden

The palace of Burgundian Dukes is situated in the center of the city. Built to display the power and might of the dukes, it is now the city hall with the mayor's office and other administrative offices. The tall tower of Philippe le Bon offers an impressive panoramic view of the city. The neoclassical edifice was built over several centuries, but the oldest parts of the building, including the kitchens and the Guard Room, dating back to the 15th century.

Place de la Libération
Place de la Libération1.04km from Arquebuse Botanical Garden

Place de la Liberation, literally the “place of the liberation” in English, sits at the historic center of Dijon France. It is designed in a semicircle and anchored on one side by the palace of the Dukes of Burgundy. The square’s current look is the result of a facelift it received in 2005-2006. Three fountains were installed and its surface was covered with the local Comblanchien limestone, known for its beautiful beige color.

Church of Our Lady (Church of Notre-Dame Cudot)
Church of Our Lady (Church of Notre-Dame Cudot)1.05km from Arquebuse Botanical Garden

The Church of Notre-Dame is a Roman Catholic church located in Villeneuve-sur-Yonne in France. It is dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption and is a church of the Archdiocese of Sens-Auxerre. The Church was registered in 1862 into Monuments historiques. It is a remarkable example of a Gothic church from the School of Champagne.

Musée Magnin
Musée Magnin1.1km from Arquebuse Botanical Garden

Built between 1652 and 1681 by Etienne Lantin. The museum was housed in one of the most beautiful private mansions in Dijon. The collection consists of around 1300 paintings, 700 drawings, and a set of furniture and works of art. It is the work of Maurice Magnin, high Parisian magistrate, and of his sister Jeanne, amateur painter and art critic.

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Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is a region of east-central France, created in 2016 through administrative reorganisation from Burgundy and Franche-Comté.It is well known for its rich history and diverse scenery, the region stretches from the rolling Burgundy wine country in the west, to the Jura mountains and Swiss border in the east.