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Jardin des Plantes

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Address: rue Cuvier, rue Buffon, rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire, place Valhubert, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 1 40 79 30 00
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Description: 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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We had some time to kill before our train at Gare de Lyon. The botanical garden is interesting and there are several shady places to relax or have a picnic

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had some time to kill before our train at Gare de Lyon. The botanical garden is interesting and there are several shady places to relax or have a picnic

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

These gardens are beautiful and not very crowded compared to the Jardin des Tuilleries. They are well laid out and offer a lot of places to sit down and enjoy the views.

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Auckland NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

A wonderful find in the middle of a busy city. A most enjoyable amble through this fascinating garden.

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful park with ponds and with goats so tame they'll sit next to you on the park bench! Also saw a peacock, and the cutest little duck family... Lovely! Great for kids too with its playingground.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It is a pleasant place, but not as great as other Parisian Parks. The location is not one of the best, but if you are nearby, drop a visit. I was especially impressed by bee houses in this parc. I have never seen something like this.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My friend Patrick, a Paris local, told me about this lovely place. It is a huge garden, right next to Gare d'Austerlitz, and is part of the Natural History Museum. Rows and rows of native plants are categorized, often by their application as remedies. Samples from all regions of France are present. He told me there are live kangaroos you... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My favourite Park in Paris! Educational and beautiful! It is designed well and there are many facilities. They also have an animal sanctuary as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Even though we visited Paris scores of times in the past 50 years and even though I lived here for one year in the Sixties - this was actually our first time to set foot in this garden. Somehow it always eluded our ways. Set just to the east of the Quartier Latin and bordering the Seine, this jardin is... More 

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El Tarter, Andorra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I visited the Jardin des Plantes with my husband and son in late Spring, 2014, it was incredible. Initially, I wasn´t overly keen to go, the weather looked like it was going to rain and I was feeling a bit tired and irritable after a long car trip, however, our (then 6yr old son) was practically bursting at the seams... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This week-end was a celebration of parks in Paris, so I decided to go to Le Jardin des Plantes. It's easy to get to with buses, metro, and train stops all around (Gare d'Austerlitz). I've been here once before when I rented a studio nearby, but it was in Winter, before I moved here. The balmy 70 F weather on... More 

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Additional Information about Jardin des Plantes

Address: Address: rue Cuvier, rue Buffon, rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire, place Valhubert, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 1 40 79 30 00
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm

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Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendor 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 the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighborhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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