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Jardin des Plantes

#160 of 839 Activities in Paris
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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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Nice park!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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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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14 helpful votes 14 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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2 helpful votes 2 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Ashford, United Kingdom
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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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Sheffield
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71 helpful votes 71 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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26 helpful votes 26 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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