Places to Visit

Jardin aux Papillons

The Jardin aux Papillons or Butterfly Garden is located in Vannes a few metres from the Vannes Aquarium.

This magical tropical greenhouse is filled with a multitude of different butterflies from Africa, Asia and America along with their favourite exotic flowers and plants.

Within the building the butterflies are allowed to fly freely around you and it’s not uncommon for them to also land on you.

One of the main attractions at the Jardin aux Papillon is the hatching unit. Here you can watch the amazing metamorphosis that all butterflies undertake changing from pupae into the beautiful butterflies of all different colours, shapes and sizes.

The best time to visit the garden is during the middle of the day as this is when the sun shines at it’s hottest and brightest which will ensure the butterflies comes out as they love the sun.

If you’re looking for other places to visit whilst in Vannes don’t forget to visit the Aquarium de Vannes . As well as being located just down the road you can also buy a discovery pass allowing you to enter both attractions at a reduced price.