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Jardin des Plantes

rue Cuvier, rue Buffon, rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire, place Valhubert, 75005 Paris, France (Panthéon)
33 1 40 79 30 00
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Ranked #100 of 755 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Zoos
Description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Adelaide, Australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
59 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We walked through the gardens today on the way to visit the mosque. Paris' gardens are so nice to walk through and a great escape from the crazy hustle & bustle of the streets. We didn't have time to walk through the glasshouses but they did look very inviting inside.

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California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Interesting, but unfortunately still a zoo where the animals show signs of stress, pacing, circling, in spite of the efforts to use naturalish habitats. Wish zoos would just use a webcam to the place in nature where these animals live and let people watch that. They do have an area where they care for ill animals, though. Large grounds and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We visited it in 22 august and I was surprised that there is no flowers there :( I thought jardin des plantes is better ....

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Letchworth
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I hadn't even known this place existed until we saw the stop on the Batobus. It was a our last day and we wanted to just have a chilled out few hours before heading home. We got off at the stop and found that there was a small zoo. It was very nice and a fun place to be, especially... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This park is really lovely there are nearby attractions and although when we went to visit the zoo we were told it was small, but to us it was just right it had a wonderful display of animals and birds. In addition there is an insect themed corner. The kids loved the park and the plants outside were exquisite with... More

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Devon, UK
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24 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We came back to this small, historic, city-centre zoo, after it had been closed for some time for restoration. And we could barely discern the changes - paths uneven signs only in French very poor cafe areas generally unkempt air The zoo in the Bois de Vincennes looks a better bet, and more child-friendly?

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FL
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20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you're a big time gardener you will love this place. Most of the plants have the biological names so you can notate the ones you'd like to have in your own garden. They are also thoughtfully arranged. The garden wasn't overly crowded on the day we visited and we could walk each row of plant displays at our leisure.... More

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Salt Lake City
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I'm not a big "gardens" kinda guy, but I'm also not a big crowds guy. Paris is obviously a busy city with lots of folks so the Botanical Garden was a nice quiet getaway in the city where we stopped in twice to walk the grounds, enjoy some shade form the trees and relax in between doing all the other... More

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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Wow we were not expecting what we got... Really beautiful and interesting! I had not heard anyone say that they had visited so when I decide to take the 12 year old I wasn't sure how good it would be and it was a pleasant surprise. Located in the park are the Natural History Museum and a few others. ...... More

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Oakville, Ontario
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247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We paid a visit to the insect Museum and the conservatory with the tropical plants. For what it was, I think the price was a bit steep. I was especially disappointed in the plant conservatory. Maybe I shouldn't have compared it to Allen Gardens in Toronto, which has a huge number of tropical plants which are really well tended and... More

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