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The Conservatory of medicinal plants

Route de Nemours
91490 Milly-la-Forêt

Latitude : 48.39787 / Longitude : 2.479947

01 64 98 83 77
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The Conservatoire National des Plantes à Parfums, Médicinales, Aromatiques et Industrielles (The National Conservatory of Plants), also called CNPMAI, of Milly-la-Forêt is an invitation to discover the relationship and interactions of the human being and nature.


The Conservatoire National des Plantes à Parfums, Médicinales, Aromatiques et Industrielles (The National Conservatory of Plants) is a place where plants are kept, protected and studied. It is at the same time a tree nursery, a botanical garden, an agricultural center and an interpretation center. The sensory journey throughout the conservatory gathering more than 1500 different species of plants is completed with a museum's visit.

It is located in an old plants' kiln and is now a space of playful and sensorial discoveries throughout the history of those plants, their origins, cultivation and use nowadays. A good way to learn and discover for families !

The Conservatory is here to manage, value and conserve the genetic resources of perfume, medicinal and aromatical plants in order to :

- take part of the nature's saving
- allow people to discover and learn about plants
- teach people how to identify and use plants

Do you want to develop your botanical knowledges ? Do you want to know how to collect and produce your own aromatical and medicinal plants ? Do you want to know how to use your plants in receipes, medicines and vegetable dyes ?

Also, the Conservatory offers different kind of trainings of 1 or 2 days to learn and complete your own knowledge about plants.

Informations pratiques


From 03/04 to 31/10, every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 2.00pm-6.00pm.


Adult: 7.50 €
Teenager (13-17 years): 6 €
Student: 6 €
Job seeker: 7.50 €
Disabled: 7.50 €
Set price group adults: 6 € (+10 people).

Free entry for children - 12 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Annual pass: 16€
Free for residents.


Visites individuelles

Unguided individual tours available permanently

Visites groupées

Unguided group tours available permanently
Unguided group tours on request
Guided group tours on request




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