The Paris Arboretum (Aboretum de Paris) is one of the four sites that form together the “Jardin Botanique de Paris. The Arboretum is located south of central Paris (50 route de la Pyramide 75012 PARIS) within the south-east corner of the Bois de Vincennes. It is a great place to discover nature and peace within the hussle-bussle of the city. The Arboretum is beautifully situated amongst restored meadows, wetlands and wooded hedges of native shrubs that harbor many wildlife species. The Arboretum actively seeks to conserve woody plants adapted to the regional climate and includes over 885 taxa representing more than 1,300 accessions of which most are native trees of France and Europe. There is an especially strong collection of Fraxinus of which 31 taxa are represented and trees are presented according the APG (Angiosperm Phylogeny Group) classification. All plants are clearly labeled and a full list can be found here. There is a strong adherence and commitment to proper taxonomy and phylogenetic records which is important for the advancement and understanding of biodiversity and botanical science. New accessions are botanical species. One of the arboretum management objective is also to display native ecosystems with shrubs and herbaceous species.
It is also a wonderful place for students to learn about trees and plants and the Arboretum de Paris is a training site for a number of courses in botany and horticulture for the nearby school of Horticulture (L’Ecole du Breuil) and other arboricultural training courses.
50 route de la Pyramide 75012 PARIS Accès : Route de la Ferme, route de la Pyramide - Bois de Vincennes
RER : Joinville-le-Pont (RER A) (Recommandé)