|The Tanning Mill Park
Vast 15ha island of greenery located at the borders of the city and the countryside, this park is one of the most visited in Burgundy, with about 200.000 visitors. The Tan Mill was built in 1887 by the Domange family. The gorgeous park is composed of a succession of landscaped scenes with different themes. We will find there the arboretum, the animal enclosures, a wild-rose garden, playgrounds for hildren, waterbirds… The way the park was designed permits not only to capture the contemplative walker’s attention but also to draw the attention of the amateur looking for references. The Vanne and the Lingue rivers give it a typical hint of coolness and liveliness. The seasons come in a variety of colours, according to nature; it’s the countryside inside the city, a place where visitors can find appeasement and serenity.
The Tropical Greenhouses
Continue your walk by getting into the tropical greenhouses. There, you will change scenery and find again the olfactory and gustative memories of far away trips: vanilla and pepper plants, pineapples, banana and orange trees… Then make your way among the orchids, the cacti or the carnivorous plants. And to conclude your stroll, the winter garden and its rainforest will lead you to the giant water plant « Victoria Cruziana », the floret of the collection. About 1500 different plant species mix in these greenhouses which receive about 30.000 visitors in the year.
Parc du Moulin à Tan
28, Chemin de Babie
Tel : 03.86.95.38.72
Fax : 03.86.95.39.41
On the southern outskirts of Sens.
From the train station, take the number 1 line - 6 minutes to the Garibaldi main bus station, then change to the number 6 line to the Tanning Mill (20 minutes).
By taxi :
10 minutes from the train station
Every day from 8.00 p.m. to twilight for the Tanning Mill Park
From 2.30 to 5.00 p.m. for the tropical houses. Free admittance.