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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 #99 of 764 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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Tucson, Arizona
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375 reviews 375 reviews
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405 helpful votes 405 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I've had a soft spot in my heart for France's main botanical garden since staying in an apartment across the street for a month. Every day I jogged around its perimeter in the morning and sat on one of its many benches in late afternoon, taking in its natural beauty. In those days, I would have given the garden an... More

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Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

o Jardin des Plantes is wonderfully, very beautifuland a place to spend the day among many species of flowers and foliage and trees; is quiet, cozy, perfect for a reading a book sitting on a bench in the shade of a tree. do not let go!!

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Nowhere, Oklahoma, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A lovely garden with many (caged) animals and plants. Sometimes it could be a bit sad to see the beautiful animals trying in vain to find a way out...

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Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
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54 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

When you enter the confines of this enormous park area with its museum, zoo (if you like zoos) and botanical gardens, you feel like you've gone back to the Belle Epoch. It's the perfect park for a quiet stroll and a quiet picnic or to watch people. The amazing aspect is it is close to some of the busier areas... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

With several museums and a zoo this is a good destination for a day. On this occasion we just did the gardens and the zoo. The zoo is old with some splendid buildings. the reptile house has amazing wood and glass cabinets more appropriate for a victorian museum. The aviary house is suitably impressive. There is a reasonable collection of... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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

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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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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