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Jardin des Plantes

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Quartier Latin
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Address: 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 1 40 79 30 00
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm

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 escape into nature

We were walking around the area and came across this park. The park is split into several sections. There is a flower garden, zoo, botanical garden and foresty type section. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Cindy P
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were walking around the area and came across this park. The park is split into several sections. There is a flower garden, zoo, botanical garden and foresty type section. We visited all apart from the botanical garden as it was closed and probably spent 3-4 hrs here. The whole park is really lovely to walk around, it's picturesque, relaxing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have been to Paris several times and never knew this place existed. When traveling with children I always try to look for different things that are enjoyable for them and this was a great surprise! It was fun watching the animals and very amusing for them. Will be back next time for sure!

Thank Petizagl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The gardens were just beautiful and even though everything was in French you could still recognise the plants by the botanical names. The avenue was lovely and there were points of interest along the way. Take your lunch with you, sit on one of many seats and enjoy the people watching. We thoroughly enjoyed it after the bustle in the... More 

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Brockham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed wandering around this garden. It is most likely because of the heat but most everything is wilted and tired looking. A lot of weeds and overgrown areas. The bamboo garden is interesting and there's plenty of shade to sit and get out of the sun.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited many parks and gardens on our recent visit. The Jardin des Plantes is a very large park and deserves a good long visit. It was a very hot day when we visited and we did not do this park justice. The flowers are very beautiful and well tended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such "Well-maintained" gardens here! Enjoyed all the beautiful plants, flowers and many butterfly's! Nice to just take a casual walk to see how lovely everything is!

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are quite lovely, and there is a wide variety of plants and garden paths, but they are in need of work. There was a lot of weeds, and there was a tired look to it all. The surrounding buildings make it all very lovely but it obviously is in need of some improvements to have it on the... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This botanic garden is a refuge in a busy and hustle city, it is a beautiful gardens with pleasing atmosphere. Several of the flowers in bloom were garish and particularly pectacular, and many very interesting flowering trees which were the first sight to me.

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Tianjin, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Between the Seine and the Natural History Museum, this beautiful garden is another oasis of calm in Paris. A proper botanical garden with all specimens labelled yet so attractively planted. Not huge so easy to see it all in an hour or so.

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Strasbourg, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely set of buildings (and museums) set in beautiful gardens. Lots of information panels so plenty to learn. There are big green houses but these were closed. Watch out for the Mammoth and Stegosaurus. Would think it would be a good place for children and also the gardens are colourful and pretty.

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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 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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