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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 #84 of 636 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Zoos & Aquariums
Owner description: In addition to serving as the site for the city's huge Museum of...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
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Type: Gardens, Zoos & Aquariums
Hours:
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, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
53 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
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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11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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75 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
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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70 helpful votes 70 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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50 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Austin, Texas, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and variety of the menagerie inside the Jardin des Plantes. From petit pandas, camels, reptiles, flamingos and my personal favorite - the orangatans, this mini zoo wowed me around every corner. I didn't even make it to the rest of the park because I was too enthralled with the animals. The 13 EUR... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I visited in the middle of September so I was worried that the jardin wouldn't be a pretty as it would be in the spring when all the flowers are in bloom, but I was pleasantly surprised. Not only was the weather summer-like, there were many areas where the flowers were colourful and abundant, making picture-taking a must. Of course,... More 

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