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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 #79 of 634 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Zoos & Aquariums
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Owner 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: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
33 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We visited these 'free' gardens on a fine, very warm day in early November, and were delighted with the flowers which were still in bloom as well as with the Autumn colour. We particulary enjoyed the morning glories, resplendent in the afternoon sunshine, the bright crimson salvia microphylla, the grey-and-black crows, and the range of splendid trees. It is wonderful... More

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I love this place, is a little bit far from most of the Paris main attractions but it is a beautiful garden, there is a huge selection of plants and you can even see the gardeners planting. For the summer season is a good place for sit on a bench and take lunch under the trees.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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233 reviews 233 reviews
75 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Journeying by Batobus from The Eiffel Tour departure point, we took the short walk to Jardin des Plantes and were beguiled by the scale, classical layout, adventurous planting and beauty of the garden. To have this oasis so close, in fact an integral part of, and accessible from the city centre, is indeed a wonderful bonus for all Parisians and... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Great selection of planted areas. Rose garden and a medicinal plants garden ( fascinatingly well-labelled). The columnar Morning Glory plantings are a bit Alice in Wonderland. The garden itself is free and well worth a visit. There are cartoon depictions on the fence attached to the zoo next door which depict the story of the zoo and the animals. There... More

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Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

On entering the main floor, the senses are overwhelmed by a massive army of animal skeletons. Nothing seems to have changed since the early 1850s’ when the museum opened. Beautiful jars with animal parts are housed in ancient showcases. The skeleton of a rhinoceros that lived in Versailles at the time of the révolution is in good company, its taxidermid... More

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Austin, Texas, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and variety of the menagerie inside the Jardin des Plantes. From petit pandas, camels, reptiles, flamingos and my personal favorite - the orangatans, this mini zoo wowed me around every corner. I didn't even make it to the rest of the park because I was too enthralled with the animals. The 13 EUR... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I visited in the middle of September so I was worried that the jardin wouldn't be a pretty as it would be in the spring when all the flowers are in bloom, but I was pleasantly surprised. Not only was the weather summer-like, there were many areas where the flowers were colourful and abundant, making picture-taking a must. Of course,... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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162 attraction reviews
495 helpful votes 495 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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