Jardin de la Perrine of Laval!

Ok today will update this older post for you and me of something not an expert but enjoy very much with the family going to all of them. A change of pace from monuments and museums. 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!

There is a wonderful must see Jardin de la Perrine, with great views over the Mayenne river and the city. I like to tell you a bit more on it as just briefly touch on it in my previous posts on Laval. Enjoy it with the family a nice walk to relax between sightseeing!

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The Jardin de la Perrine is a public garden located at 10, Allée Adrien-Bruneau. Possibility to park in the parking of the multi-purpose room next to it. Salle Polyvalente in French.  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 Rosaires (rose garden).

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Things to see in the Jardin de la Perrine garden are :

Wonderful cultural centers such as the musée Adrian Bruneau, and the Espace Alain Gerbault. and here lies the tomb of Douanier (Henri) Rousseau, the great painter ; on which is engraved an autograph poem by his friend Guillaume Apollinaire, The engraving made possible by the Committee of Friends of Henri Rousseau on October 12, 1947.

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The garden houses sheep, goats, pigeons and exotic birds, fish, rabbits, guinea pigs. In addition to the hundred varieties of roses planted in the Rosaires or rose garden, there is a green oak, camellias, an alley of lime trees, a giant redwood, cedars and perennial plants.  Rare, a Ginkgo biloba is also found in the park. Do not miss the La Roseraies, French gardens, L’Orangerie, the wonderful trees plants flowers, and animal park (ducks, rabbits, and pigeons etc. This area of Perrine is first name in 1293 and it was created in 1920 as the garden. There is the old laundry boat Saint Yves in the garden, bateau-lavoir.  Fountain of the three Crosses, Statue of young girl made in 1870.

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

The city of Laval on the Jardin de la Perrinehttps://www.laval.fr/decouvrir-sortir/parcs-et-jardins/jardin-de-la-perrine

The Laval tourist office on the Jardin de la Perrinehttp://www.laval-tourisme.com/en/parks-gardens/le-jardin-de-la-perrine-235249

The Mayenne dept 53 tourist office on the Jardin de la Perrinehttps://www.mayenne-tourisme.com/en/offer/le-jardin-de-la-perrine-laval-en-555339/

There you go folks, a nice garden park for something relaxing and nice in a pretty old town of my belle France. Enjoy the Jardin de la Perrine in nice Laval with the family, and its wonderful views over the city,

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

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