Conservatoire des Plantes

Conservatoire National des Plantes

At the National Conservatory of Perfume, Medicinal, Aromatic and Industrial Plants in Milly-la-Forêt, find out about humankind’s relationships and interactions with the plant world.

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Specializing in the conservation, management and promotion of the genetic resources of utilitarian plants, the Conservatory is simultaneously a nursery, a botanical garden, an agricultural research centre and an interpretation centre.

Round off a sense-awakening walk through the rich and varied collections of over 1500 utilitarian plants with a stroll through the Conservatory's astonishing museum.

Full of fun and stimulation, the museum, located in a former plant drying house, tells the fabulous story of plants through history, from the very beginnings of their production, to their everyday uses today. There is something for all the family!

The Conservatory aims to manage, promote and conserve the genetic resources of perfume, medicinal and aromatic plants in order to help safeguard our natural heritage; make new, improved or simply properly identified plant materials available to users to meet their needs; and allow the widest possible audience to discover the full wealth and diversity of these plants.

Join in one of the courses on offer to learn about the basics of botany, produce your own seeds or try your hand at plant-based dyeing. A full programme to help you reconnect with nature!

Discover the National Plant Conservatory through one of the treasure hunts in the Paris Region Adventures application specially designed for families and downloadable free of charge.

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Community facilities

Access and contact

Route de Nemours
91490 Milly-la-Forêt

    Days and opening hours

    From 06/04 to 27/10/2024, every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.


    • Full price: 8 € Reduced price: 6.50 € (13-17 yo students).
      Free entry for children < 12 years. Group rate available for > 5 people.
      Annual pass: 18€ Free for residents.


    • Public WC
    • Car park
    • Meeting room
    • Free car park


    • Educational visits
    • Coach access
    • Room hire
    • Themed tour
    • Shop
    • Tourist brochures
    • Guided tours
    • Leisure Center


    • Activity
    • Botanic trail


    Spoken languages

    • French

    Documentation languages (home)

    • French

    Single services tour

    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
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    Gardens, museum, WC, shop and nursery accessible for people with reduced mobility.
    A magnetic loop is used to transmit the museum's sound elements to people with hearing aids.

    Route de Nemours
    91490 Milly-la-Forêt

    • Copyright images:
    • OT Milly
    • CNPMAI