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 The garden is arranged in a triangle bordered by the bus station and the place of the Obelisk. It replaces , in 1893, carpet game Mail. Mail is the ancestor of croquet and golf. Almost all cities had a field. This game is to chase a ball boxwood making him touch various purposes , a minimum of strokes. Mail will be transposed into indoor play with the creation of billiards. Mail will then designate " The driveway planted where we play Mail ", then " A public promenade lined with trees." Despite some changes , the original frame the park in the late nineteenth century is still readable : a set of pools , an artificial island and a fountain placed in the aisles lined with benches center. The oldest trees in the garden , especially oaks and a few of Osage orange are probably contemporary with the late nineteenth century. Someone in the garden over 50 different subjects including several species rare species. The perimeter of the garden has been considerably modified during the implementation of the bus station. Until the early 1960s, the buses parked on the Place du Marechal Soult. The station itself was built at the current location by amputation of the widest part of the garden . In return, it was enlarged at its end is the inclusion of a portion of the Esplanade du Mail .

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