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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
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 cosy park with flowers, plants, herbs and more....Lots of beautiful colours :) A nice little zoo

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Copenhagen, Denmark

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Nice cosy park with flowers, plants, herbs and more....Lots of beautiful colours :) A nice little zoo

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We were staying across the road from the gardens so it was easy to visit. But the weather was over 30 degrees and it was lovely and cool under the shade of the large trees. We took a little picnic and ate (along with many others) our lunch. The plants are well laid out, the flowers are gorgeous in spring... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Large gardens with trees in full blossom and garden borders with gorgeous displays of tulips and peonies and lilac bushes...we had made the mistake of walking from our apartment to this place, then wandering the history of evolution museum located at one end...so walking the length of this promenade gardens was pushing it a bit far. Lovely...but definitely take transport... More 

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Warwick, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Very Hot day and we needed shade - we headed east to this piece of paradise. Its the botanical gardens - French version of Kew - and it was lovely. A little zoo within it (I'm not one for zoos so will skip this) but if you want a bit of piece and quiet - lovely vista's, aroma's etc then... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We did not allow ourselves enough time to visit these extensive gardens. The planting is well laid out with information about the plants and identification tags. I would recommend a visit.

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Just a few short steps from Gare D'austerlitz The gardens are a mixture of flowering plants, vegetables and herbs. The gardens are large and allow great photos as both birds and insects can be seen enjoying their presence. The gardens also have pay on entry, green houses with more tropical plants but the vast open garden area is free. there... More 

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Tromso, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had a day at Les Jardins. The garden contains a lot of plants, and you have different museums which you can visit and you pay seperately for each one. I would recomend the anatomic museums with skeletons from all animals possible, and also dinosaur skeletons

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We enjoyed strolling around the park during a hot August Day. The park was beautiful and we went into the small Zoo and enjoyed seeing all the animals, the monkeys and orangutangs gave us quite a performance. We felt the Zoo was good value for Money at only 13euro per adult.

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I had great expectations about this garden and we walked a few km just to see it. When we got there, just a few flowers, no more than a regular park :( Moreover, the dinosaur exposition was closed (they keep it open until 4 pm which is ridiculous imo). I wouldn't recommend it, there are other attractions in Paris that... More 

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Glomfjord, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place is not crowded, so in addition to be a very nice park it is also a break from the city and the tourists. A lot of nice flowers, and trees. Recommended.

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The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendor and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighborhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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