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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 #78 of 692 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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 young children, Activities for older children
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203 reviews 203 reviews
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This is an oasis of calm in the bustling city. On a sunny day, it is lovely to stroll and meander around the gardens. There are, of course, as in all parks around the world, grassy areas out of bounds. But there are still plenty of places for the children to run around in, and a small hidden play area... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Lovely place for a stroll on a Sunday morning , really enjoyed the beautiful gardens and the tranquility . The zoo was also amazing !

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I'm not generally a fan of the big formal Paris gardens, but this is a really pretty botanical garden. Lots of interesting bits and pieces, lots of flowers and in a rather grand layout. My guide book said there was a fee, but it was all open to the public when we visited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Together with the menagerie and all the museums you can easily spend a day here. It has a really tranquil and relaxing feel. You can take a stroll in the various gardens, sit on a bench, see a continuous stream of people going by and relax. Please try to fit it in.

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We actually stumbled on this garden after visiting the mosque. I visited with my mom and we had a picnic lunch on one of the benches there. It was such a nice surprise. I especially loved the line of trees and benches that border the path at the side of the garden. The variety of flowers and plants there amazed... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We visited the Jardin des Plantes on our third day in Paris. We wanted a laid back day and this was the perfect place. A stunning garden with lots of families, and joggers making it feel like the place to be. totally stunning in the winter sunshine and a great spot for people watching. We skipped the zoo and botanical... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We first went to the paleontology museum within the grounds, we were more interested in visting the natural history museum itself. We were unaware that the ticket did not give us entry to both and had to pay again to enter. The paleontology museum was not worth the money unless youre very much into the subject. Lots of peeling paint... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

When you are a plant lover (and when not) you shouldn't miss this wonderful place, very calm and beautiful. The gardens are free but there is an small zoo where you will need to pay 12 euros entry fee but when you are on budget, the wallaby enclosure is open and you can enjoy the sight of this cute looking... More

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Edina, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

A wonderful, quiet respite from all of the craziness that can be Paris. We were looking for some new things to do in Paris and found this in one of the guide books. We ended up jumping on the Auto-bus (boat the runs up and down the Seine stopping a 6-7 major spots and a must do for all Paris... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We SO enjoyed the DAHLIAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just amazing. And the gardens were not bursting with people. Did not go to the museums......but this was a treat. Yes......there were other specimens too and we responded to them all. Luckily......it was Monday August 19th......a sunny,cool gorgeous day in Paris.

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