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The Lautaret Garden

An exceptional botanical garden

Lautaret Garden - Meije peak point of view

The garden contains over 2000 plant species of alpine flora which come from moutains of all over the world! Discover them by geographical origin, living environment, botanical and medicinal properties. Each step leads you to the discovery of a new continent, in this enchanting botanical world tour.

A garden of science

The garden is funded by the University of Grenoble Alpes and the French National Center of Scientific Research. It is a distinguished member of many national and international scientific networks. Researchers worldwide come to the garden research platform to study biodiversity, glaciology, climate change and the impact of human activity on mountain ecosystems.

Flowers under microscope

Summer at the garden

Open from the 1st weekend of June to the 1st weekend of September from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Guided tours, in french, every day at 10:30 a.m, 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
You can book a tour in english by contacting us in advance!

Foraged blue thistle

Entry fees

Day passes

Free : children under 12

6€ : children under 18, students, persons with disabilities, groups of 10 or more people, Nature Science Environment Pass, partners

8€ : adults

Annual Pass

15€ : unlimited access during current touristic season

Tours and events

Guided tour of botanical garden


Visit of the science platform

4€ or free with Nature Science Environment Pass

Seasonal events and talks

Envision yourself here…

View of the garden between birds kiosk and lodge
View of the garden between birds kiosk and gardeners lodge
Natural meadow in front of mountain
Plants from himalaya area

Discovery and science exhibit

Espace muséographique du Jardin du Lautaret
The history of the botanical Lautaret Garden and scientific research in this part of French Alps will hold no more secrets for you!

The exhibition text is translated into English and Italian.

Breath-taking location for your next event

Séminaire avec vue
Take advantage of our exceptional geographical location, in every season of the year, to organize your corporate or institutional events.

Garden Guidebook

English Guidebook of Lautaret Garden