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February 8, 2019

Jardin de la Perrine, Laval!

Ok so today will tell you about something not a monument or museum or much visited , a pity. This is off the beaten path garden in Laval, Department of the Mayenne 53, in Pays de la Loire region. I passed by the city all the time on my trips to Paris, and have done stops and visits of it; this is a nice place to visit by all!

I like to tell you a bit more on the jardin de la Perrine garden as just briefly touch on it in my previous posts on Laval. Enjoy it with the family a nice walk to relax between sightseeing monuments.

The Jardin de la Perrine is a public garden located in the city of Laval. The land of the Perrine is quoted for the first time in 1293. From the 18C onwards, the garden belongs to the Foucault family of Vauguyon.  In 1885, this owner lost it in the game of fortune, and the city of Laval bought it. The town then implanted the Museum of Fine Arts , and then, in 1920, the Rosaries (rose garden).

Things to see in the garden of Perrine are

Fountain of the three Crosses, Statue of young girl made in 1870, and the tomb of the painter Henri Rousseau (born in Laval in 1844) was made possible by the Committee of Friends of Henri Rousseau on October 12, 1947.



The garden houses sheep, goats, pigeons and exotic birds, fish, rabbits, guinea pigs. In addition to the hundred varieties of roses planted in the Rosaries or rose garden, there is a green oak, camellias, an alley of lime trees, a giant redwood, cedars and perennial plants.  Rarer, a Ginkgo biloba is also found in the park.


A French garden and a second English-style, an extraordinary rose garden, created in 1920, the tomb of the Douanier (Henri) Rousseau, on which is engraved an autograph poem by his friend Guillaume Apollinaire. There are also playgrounds and a carousel for children.


Located at 10, Allée Adrien-Bruneau, Laval. Possibility to park in the parking of the multi-purpose room next to it. Salle Polyvalente in French. Enjoy it as we did.

Some webpages to help you enjoy this wonderful park with great views over the city too are

City of Laval on Perrine garden

Tourist office of Laval on the Perrine garden

Tourist office of dept Mayenne on the Perrine garden

There you a nice tour on something relaxing and nice in a pretty old town of my belle France. Enjoy the Perrine garden with the family.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!


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