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Jardin des Plantes

Address: rue Cuvier, rue Buffon, rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire, place Valhubert, 75005 Paris, France (Quartier Latin)
Phone Number: 33 1 40 79 30 00
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Ranked #102 of 1,108 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: In addition to serving as the site for the city's huge Museum of...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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739 attraction reviews
355 helpful votes 355 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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
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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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