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Jardin des Plantes

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57 rue Cuvier | Jardin des Plantes, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 40 79 30 00
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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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  • Average8%
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57 rue Cuvier | Jardin des Plantes, 75005 Paris, France
Quartier Latin
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"the natural history museum"
in 23 reviews
"alpine garden"
in 21 reviews
"gare d'austerlitz"
in 16 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 16 reviews
"flowers and plants"
in 10 reviews
"plane trees"
in 6 reviews
"flower beds"
in 11 reviews
"formal gardens"
in 6 reviews
"entry fee"
in 7 reviews
"lovely park"
in 6 reviews
"sunny day"
in 12 reviews
"nice walk"
in 6 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 8 reviews
"heart of paris"
in 6 reviews
"zoo"
in 159 reviews
"animals"
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"menagerie"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a huge park. It is great for walking or a family picnic. Children were having a good time. The Gardens are free for the walking. There is a zoo, but there is a charge for entrance to the zoo. It is huge and...More

Thank Tom c
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The botanical gardens are a perfect location to head to for some relief from the traffic and noise of the city. Its along the Seine near the Sorbonne and a beautiful piece of greenery. It has many diversions within the park, a zoo, herbarium, natural...More

1  Thank 701David
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is lot of natural beauty to experience here. Although there are some areas of the gardens that require you to pay to view, most of the gardens do not. There are numerous gardens throughout the property to view and photograph. This is a very...More

Thank Barry H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wandered through here as it was the stop we wanted to get on the Batobus. It is interesting, in the sense of plants labelled and in sections, but not beautiful. If you are used to UK National Trust etc then this will be a...More

1  Thank drmary145
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Whilst there are some lovely areas with people having picnics, overall the gardens felt like they weren’t looked after. Quite a few dead plants and didn’t seem to showcase a lot.

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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

One afternoon my husband and I decided to take the bus from puteux to Paris to visit the jardin des plantes...nice place to visit and they had some interesting animals that I had not seen in other places...a little run down, but I think they...More

Thank Sheryl B
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Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Botanical garden where was hardly any flowers. Okay in May many exotics are not yet ready but so many gardens I have visited and every other have nice corners of trees and ponds and artificial flower benches. Small and mainly sand streets and without trees....More

Thank fisupeksu
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

We have visited this place before, but it is good to go again in a different season, as there are always new things to see. Very enjoyable.

Thank David E
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

I really liked the blossoming trees and many nice plants around. It is partially free, partially paid. Good to visit with kids.

Thank Olga S
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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

This was grown as a herbal garden for the King in 1635 and is now a vast botanical garden. Paths are lined with mature trees including the oldest tree in Paris, dating from 1636.

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Quartier Latin
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
...More
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Diane K
December 19, 2017|
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Response from maltese632017 | Reviewed this property |
I hear it is absolutely blossoming in May and the weather is springlike and predominately fine with spring showers!
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Fran E
August 25, 2016|
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Response from CheltenhamBabs | Reviewed this property |
Hello fran, i cant recommend a particular deli for you but we enjoyed a lovely lunch by buying some very tasty moroccan chicken in wraps ( flatbread) and drinks from a little shop outside the top end of the gardens,not the... More
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