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Jardin des Plantes

#58 of 1,108 things to do in Paris
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Quartier Latin
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Address: 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
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+33 1 40 79 30 00
07:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 20:00

In addition to serving as the site for the city's huge Museum of Natural...

In addition to serving as the site for the city's huge Museum of Natural History, this park is also home to a small zoo.

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Nice place to relax, and with great exhibition options.

The park is very good, with a great atmosphere to relax and enjoy the sun and flowers. We went to a National Geographic Exhibition at the Geological part, that was great and had... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The park is very good, with a great atmosphere to relax and enjoy the sun and flowers. We went to a National Geographic Exhibition at the Geological part, that was great and had a fair price.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a nice sunny day and beautiful flowers and greenery around was very refreshing. Local people were very helpful in guiding the way. Recommended if you are looking to just chill.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the garden as part of the Batobus itinerary. As a Botanic Garden, It is not very impressive. The ones we have in Australia are way better, especially Melbourne and Sydney. You even have to pay to see the greenhouses housing tropical plants and cacti. The walk to the river is the best part with actual garden beds planted... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A little off the beaten path but worth the time to go there. Lovely gardens and birds. Nice Japanese garde,,

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The gardens are beautiful (do NOT miss the Alpine Garden, especially if you love gardening and plants) and there are some great other museums/attractions that surround it, though note that all of these have separate entrance fees. We went to the menagerie/zoo (which was pleasant, but be prepared for the 20+ euro fee), the greenhouse, the main exhibit at the... More 

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Ramat-Gan, Israel
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was May 1st, and most of the places in Paris were closed, so we went to this garden, because it was open. Unfortunately, only the garden itself was open, but not the .museums that are in it, so we took a stroll and after 30 minutes or so, went away

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited this beautiful garden twice. There is so much to see and the plants are all very well tended. The greenhouses have many tropical specimens. If you like gardens and plants, you will like to visit here.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are at all interested in horticulture, this is definitely worth a visit, as there are multiple areas where you can see different plants and trees. The gardens are ordered and slightly ordered, but there is enough space to believe that you are not in the centre of a capital city. To cater for the tourist, there are a... More 

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Winter Springs, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a short visit to the Jardin des Plantes during a tour of Paris. It was lovely to walk and see all the fresh blooms in the Spring time. I would recommend this garden, if you have extra time during your stay in the city.

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Grenoble, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This public garden has a lot to offer near river Seine. 1/ beautiful flowers,especially in spring, do not miss the smaller ones near rue Cuvier and rue Buffon. 2/ Stones,especially in front of the galerie de Mineralogie, with great explanations , in french. 3/ zoo visit is fee based. In a nutshell, a great location to spend a relaxing hour... More 

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