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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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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm

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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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for flowers' lovers!

Jardin des Plantes has inside it great flowers from al kind. and zoo!!! and zeologic museom. very nice place for picnic or just to read a book in quiet and calm park.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Petah Tiqwa, Israel

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Jardin des Plantes has inside it great flowers from al kind. and zoo!!! and zeologic museom. very nice place for picnic or just to read a book in quiet and calm park.

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Siena, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Jardin des Plantes is part of the Museum of Natural History, and as such has 600 gardeners working full time to make sure that every possible botanical sample is available for view. The gardens are beautifully arranged, and there are walking paths that meander up to a labrynth or there are wide main pathways that host everyone from joggers... More 

Thank Bellachele68
Hammel, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just a great, free of charge, place to visi. I imagine it must eb quite beautiful in the Spring, or on a morning run!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not my favourite in paris but still very nice, you have all the names of the plants, and a nice place to take a walk

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Jardin des Plantes is the main botanical garden in France. It is one of seven departments of the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle. It is situated in the 5ème arrondissement. My favorite was the Alpine garden, which has 3000 species with world-wide representation!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a lovely sunny day and wandered admiring all the lovely autumnal colours. A pleasant stroll. There is also a smallish zoo (paid entry) ideal if you have little ones.

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we wandered through here after seeing the museum at the north end of the gardens. even though it was autumn there were still plenty of flowers out. unfortunately some of the garden was closed for maintenance so we didnt see it all. especially loved the bee hotel.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

On arrival it looked fantastic. But futher in animals in the small enclosures it wasn't my idea of a modern zoo. Most of the animals looked depressed and lost this inner animal. If the archeology building had of been opened it would have been its saving grace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Very nice place to chill out with a nice stroll. The flowers are beautiful, well kept garden, a cute Halloween display too. Sweet little merry go round and whilst you are here pay a visit to the Natural History Museum exhibits which are 5*.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

October is not a good time to visit. Summer is over and autumn hasn't really started. The cedar of Lebanon tree (over 200 years old) is impressive any time of year. The garden is surrounded by beautiful houses and even when the garden itself isn't too impressive, one can still see how beautiful it must be during better times of... More 

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