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Nathalie Tirot : Un jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale à Paris – Un jardin oublié


In the Bois de Vincennes, there are the remains of a garden that bears witness to France’s colonial past and to that time when scientific research into horticultural crops was in full development on this site. In 1907, the Tropical Agronomy Garden, organized a colonial exhibition. The main pavilions dedicated to certain French colonies were built for this occasion. During the war of 14-18, the site was fitted out as a hospital for the soldiers of the Colonies and a mosque was built. Subsequently, several memorials of the 14-18 war were erected, According to historian Robert Aldrich, “this is the...

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