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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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Botanic gardens with a difference

Lovely formal gardens to wander through on a cold spring day. Lots of different sections to explore but a shame there were no English translations or audio guides to learn more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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North Fitzroy, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely formal gardens to wander through on a cold spring day. Lots of different sections to explore but a shame there were no English translations or audio guides to learn more about the plants. Couldn't find the 2,000 year old sequoia tree trunk mentioned in the guide books but suspect it may have been sacrificed to the new menagerie that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

There is plenty to see outside and inside. The orchid collection is interesting. There is also a small zoo. One can also walk, rest, eat, jog in the garden. It is a very pleasant space, also conveniently located and easily accessibly.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Jardines is worth going to . Whilst it's rained most of today there is plenty to see at this attraction The hothouse has a unquie collection of orchids from all over the world which is awesome . The gardens are lovely and the museums worthwhile

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The Jardin des Plantes is a beautiful garden in central Paris. The shady alleys are good for picnics, or to sit and people-watch. You can also jog or walk around the periphery. There is a restaurant, a greenhouse (newly renovated), the menagerie, a small zoo for children. There is also a merry-go-round for children with a small snack bar. Pick... More 

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Jacksonville, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

It's hard for me to give less than five stars to this city's public spaces. And watch for the way the sunlight hits the glass-walled greenhouses of and casts rainbows in hidden places. Perfect park for a stroll or a pause.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The Jardin des Plantes is a lovely park & garden with a zoo right in the center of Paris. Good for a family visit and a fun day out with kids.

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My whole family enjoyed this park and zoo. There was almost nobody else around when we were there (in July on a chilly morning) and we did the zoo and then walked over to where the labyrinth is for the girls to explore. They really enjoyed that and had the place to themselves.

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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We took the L'Open tour bus (which I also highly recommend) to this site. It was not high on our list to see which was a mistake as it was one of our favorite tourist sites in Paris. It was beautiful even in November. Lots of locals walking around and no peddlers like in other tourist areas. It was a... More 

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Fort William, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I visited in spring and the gardens were very beautiful, with lots of flowers out and little paths to explore. Although it is free to enter the gardens and they are well worth a look around, it costs to enter a lot of the buildings & paying for one does not get you into the others. We entered the old... More 

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

A really nice park and even a place with animals and birds. We enjoyed this place when just walking around in Paris. So many flowers and plants even in December. We even saw the green parrot or cacadou flying around in the trees. Amazing :D Don't miss this place when in Paris. It's totally worth the visit.

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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.