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Jardin des Plantes

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Address: 57, rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 1 40 79 30 00
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm

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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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Always beautiful

One of my favorite spots during any visit to Paris is this beautiful botanical garden. It was founded in 1795 and covers the area of 23,5 hectares with almost five thousand... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Rijeka, Croatia

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Rijeka, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of my favorite spots during any visit to Paris is this beautiful botanical garden. It was founded in 1795 and covers the area of 23,5 hectares with almost five thousand plants, very nicely presented and organized. This whole area is very nice for taking a walk and enjoy during every season. There is always something new to see!

Thank Borzov
Lyon, France
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to this garden twice now. First time was during spring, this time was during autumn. Both times had a variety of different flowers and plants to see. I went during the adnclimat cop21 awareness with Noah's ark giant acrylic animals event and it was really fun (see attached pictures). Highly recommend for a nice stroll around some greenery.

Thank champhoto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with friends on a beautiful afternoon. The flowers were spectacular. It is a great place to explore and people watch. I have been here many times and like Jardin du Luxembourg it is one of my favorites!

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New York City, New York
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99 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked the length of the Jardin today and was reminded what a lovely, restful and educational place this is. It is THE botanical garden of France, and is home to a botanical school that trains botanist and the rest of us with the changing plantings, nicely labeled and laid out for enjoyment whatever the season. One of my favorite trees,... More 

Thank lranewyorkparis
Jackson, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The 'Jardin' in Jardin des Plantes is maybe over played. Its outdoor gardens are interesting but not much else. It is that this is the botanical gardens of France and the place of discovery in the natural sciences (botanical, geological, etc.); the gardens house a small zoo, the museum of natural history, mineralogical museum, paleontology museum, grand gallery of evolution,... More 

1 Thank vincent13520
Jyvaskyla, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This botanic garden is well-located and it gives you an oasis during the all year long. It's plants are well documented and it offers beautiful sceneries and also activities for people of all age. Besides of plants, there are also a small zoo and birds, of course.

1 Thank Maijaska
Larnaka City, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

A must at any time let the colors and smells tickle your sences, pause, linger, and a lot of photos to remember...

1 Thank bestmimo
Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Jardin des Plantes has inside it great flowers from al kind. and zoo!!! and zeologic museom. very nice place for picnic or just to read a book in quiet and calm park.

1 Thank Rutsof
Siena, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The Jardin des Plantes is part of the Museum of Natural History, and as such has 600 gardeners working full time to make sure that every possible botanical sample is available for view. The gardens are beautifully arranged, and there are walking paths that meander up to a labrynth or there are wide main pathways that host everyone from joggers... More 

1 Thank Bellachele68
Hammel, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Just a great, free of charge, place to visi. I imagine it must eb quite beautiful in the Spring, or on a morning run!

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