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“Nothing special” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Jardin des Plantes

Jardin des Plantes
rue Cuvier, rue Buffon, rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire, place Valhubert, 75005 Paris, France (Quartier Latin)
33 1 40 79 30 00
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Ranked #111 of 1,121 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
Adelaide, Australia
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“Nothing special”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

There were not enough toilets or seats and I think that Parisians are too obsessed with creating huge expanses of grass that no one is allowed to sit or walk on. One of the gardens-I think the alpine one - was pretty but the rest were nothing special. I wouldn't return.

Visited July 2013
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Mankato, Minnesota
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“Oasis in the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

The Jardin des Plantes has several gardens (formal and informal) to view. There are spaces to picnic and lots of benches, so grab a quick lunch from one of the restaurants near the Gare Austerlitz metro exit. Save time to visit one of the museums within the jardin.

Visited July 2013
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Boca Raton, Florida
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“Loved the zoo and the grounds just wish it was more plants”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

The zoo was nice and the charm of the facility was perfect. I recommend walking around back and taking the winding road to the gazebo at the top of the little mountain we had some great photos there with a good backdrop. The whole experience was great I just wish the actual plants were varied more. I wouldn't go again though.

Visited May 2013
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Sebastian, Florida
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“A sad example of how things are not maintained”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

The plants are overgrown, dried out, un-weeded and poorly marked. The fountains are dried out.The buildings are starting to disintegrate bit by bit. The Menagerie is 11 Euros, 6 Euros for the greenhouse, 3 Euros for the insectarium (one room) and 2.5 Euros for the Alpine gardens.It is not something you would want to pay 24 Euros for on an afternoon! This is just another example of how Paris is no longer the city of Light. It is so disappointing. The only redeeming feature is that it is a cool place on a hot day.

Visited July 2013
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Campina Grande, PB
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“Not insteresting”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This garden is small compared to the others in Paris. Nothing special on it. The only thing that is good is to be located very close to the metro station.

Visited January 2013
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