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Jardin des Plantes

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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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57 rue Cuvier | Jardin des Plantes, 75005 Paris, France
Quartier Latin
+33 1 40 79 30 00
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful park with lovely walking paths and lots of places to sit down and eat or read. The location is great, close to museums, cafes and restaurants

Thank Emma N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here in the early evening on a sunny day in mid-September after full day of meetings. Quiet and relaxing and at the same time wonderful stimulation for the visual senses for all who love flowers and plants. Spent an hour meandering through the various...More

Thank Gerd-Hanne_Norway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice garden here if you’re into it. Lots of floral and plants to see. There was also a zoo inside

Thank Gary N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jardin des Plantes was hot and dry this summer, yet the flowers still look colorful, and walking leisurely around the gardens was wonderful.

Thank Redbackspider
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We went to the Jardin on a very hot day in August, to try and escape the heat. We were able to do this to a certain extent as there are lots of benches in the shade along the shady avenues. There was a good...More

1  Thank EmerC47
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We have been here on several occasions and at different times of the year, which is what makes it interesting every time. The garden is divided into different themes (roses, irises, herbs, flowers in the alpes …), so there is something for anyone (if interested...More

2  Thank to_experience_new
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Jardin des plantes in summer can be very hot & dusty. Probably best visited in spring or autumn like any other garden, if you want to enjoy the outdoor. But we went there for the museum, huge park with museums around the park. If you...More

Thank AndrezaGu-Ben
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Our reference points are Kew Gardens in London and Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town so the bar was set high. Unfortunately, the botanical gardens in Paris failed horribly to meet that standards. It appears Neglected, with weeds everywhere, and overflowing waste bins. Signs are not...More

1  Thank Bagspack3d
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely walk on a Paris summer evening. I was expecting something different, but this park has a real old world charm.

Thank Fiona L
Reviewed 14 June 2018

This is a huge park. It is great for walking or a family picnic. Children were having a good time. The Gardens are free for the walking. There is a zoo, but there is a charge for entrance to the zoo. It is huge and...More

2  Thank Tom c
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Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life,
architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The
small streets are filled with classical buildings,
student bars and lively eateries while the squares are
dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined
by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin
once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which
celebrates the great men and women of France. During
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Diane K
19 December 2017|
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Response from maltese632017 | Reviewed this property |
I hear it is absolutely blossoming in May and the weather is springlike and predominately fine with spring showers!
Fran E
25 August 2016|
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Response from CheltenhamBabs | Reviewed this property |
Hello fran, i cant recommend a particular deli for you but we enjoyed a lovely lunch by buying some very tasty moroccan chicken in wraps ( flatbread) and drinks from a little shop outside the top end of the gardens,not the... More