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Parks and gardens In the heart of nature

The contrasting and colourful city of Saint-Nazaire invites you to discover its green heart… On foot, by bike, with children or as a couple, you will love these peaceful spaces! More than one third of Saint-Nazaire’s surface is “green”, with public parks and gardens, countless private gardens and almost 2,500 acres of agricultural and marshland being part of the Brière marshes.

Parks and gardens in Saint-Nazaire

Jardin des Plantes

The “Jardin des Plantes”, or botanical garden, dates back to the late 1880s.
It is mainly composed of typical seaside flora, both from the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts. These species thrive and prosper as the garden has more than its share of sunshine all year long!

Parc Paysager

Very close to the city centre, the “Parc Paysager” or landscape park is the town’s green heart. It was created after the war, once the bombed city’s ruins had been used to fill up a former swamp. It offers 123 acres of greenery, a lake, playgrounds, picnic areas… walkers and families love it!

The bois de Porcé

The “bois de Porcé”, or Porcé wood, lies in the Western part of the town. Stretching over 27 wooded and hilly acres, it offers shaded walks, a small river and a fitness trail. Part of it continues into the “Jardins d’Océanis”, a small park with Mediterranean plants and scents.

Picnic Areas

A picnic basket, a blanket, and last but not least, fresh local products from the food market! Enough to whet your appetite. Check out our best picnic spots for friends, family, or lovers!