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Jardin des Plantes

#104 of 1,165 things to do in Paris
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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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Most amazing place to spend even a whole day

We went here by mistake, wasn't planned, was just passing by and heard some bird noise. After looking on map we saw it was, what we belived, a botanical garder. Only after we got... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We went here by mistake, wasn't planned, was just passing by and heard some bird noise. After looking on map we saw it was, what we belived, a botanical garder. Only after we got inside we saw there were animals too. We spent more than half a day wondering between the animals, birds and all other amazing creatures. The plants/... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Visited on a gorgeous day and bought tickets for the zoo here for €9 each and it was so worth it! There was a great variety of animals to see and even a cute little nursery where some baby birds were being nurtured. As for the garden - the plants were beautiful. There is a metro stop not too far... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I wouldn't put this at the top of my list, but we had some extra time and it was worth a visit. We got picnic supplies on our walk from the Metro station and had a nice picnic on one of the many shaded benches.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

During the December of 2013, I visited France. The Jardin des Plantes is situated right along the river that is connected to various parts of the city. It's a nice ferry ride from the Eiffel Towers city centre. Get the day pass for the ferry ride. This way you can use this pass to hop on and hop off to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had a Fantastic day with flowers. We rented family bicycle and enjoyed the ride. Nice and quite place for relaxing. We took our lunch and enjoyed it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Lifts not working & obviously hadn't been for some weeks or months. Thick with cobwebs. Told to go to the zoo instead!!! I managed to carry wheelchair up flight of steps but was not told that the internal lift was out of order. Without it you can't go more than 30yards inside the "greenhouse". Complained but was told no superior... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Very nice place. There are a lot of flowers. You can relax there. We spent there a lot of hours and saw a beautiful garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

One of the oldest botanic gardens in the Old Europe, where to start... The galleries, exhibitions, flowerbeds and collections, fantastic greenhouses... it is a real treat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Luxembourg Gardens may be more highly rated, but these far surpass those. The gardens are beautiful. There are also many museums on the property: one thing I don't like is each charges: six Euros there, ten here, it all adds up. The Hall of Evolution is worth paying for, even though it has the stuffed animals of a bygone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A wonderful, large park near the Seine and Austerlitz RR station. Besides the park itself where the trees and plantings have grown up beautifully in the 50 years since we first came, there are buildings with animals and other plants. A great place to visit on a nice day if you have come to Paris with children or are living... More 

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Additional Information about Jardin des Plantes

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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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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