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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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Wonderful place to stroll and see families enjoying Sunday afternoon

It was early October, so plantings definitely in their final days, but there was still plenty to see in the outdoor gardens. We also paid to go in the green houses, but I'd... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was early October, so plantings definitely in their final days, but there was still plenty to see in the outdoor gardens. We also paid to go in the green houses, but I'd say they were geared more for study or learning experiences. It was rain forest-like, and interesting, but labeling was botanical names and a bit unfamiliar. There are... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our hotel, Best Western quartier latin, was less than 5 minute walk from here. Early October , and everything was still in bloom. Lots of benches for picnicking. Great people watching. They do have vendors selling food in the park. But, we got lunch from Pinaud bakery across from our hotel on Rue Monge. The park does close in the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These gardens are beautiful with greenhouses, sensory gardens and a children's roundabout. There are lots of benches to sit and absorb the atmosphere and beautiful avenues of trees and well maintained lawns.I couldn't believe the amount of people out for the day on a cold Sunday afternoon - families, joggers, students drawing the plants and statues.

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A vast space filled with plants from all around the world. Great place to see, even if you're not interested in botany (if you are, it's a gem). Perfect for a long walk, a run, or even lunch in the open air if the weather is good. I visited twice, once in Spring and once in the Summer, a very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was within 6 mins of where we were staying . It was such a nice break from the noise of the city. I enjoyed walking around looking at all the pretty plants. Just don't touch the grass or you will get a whistle blown at you.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have an hour or so to kill before your train from Gare Du Lyon this park is only 10/15 minutes walk away across the Charles De Gaul Bridge and past the Gare D; Austerlitz. It's well worth the walk and is beautiful on a sunny day. It's not in the "Paris Top Twenty" but you will be glad... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Going to the museum of natural history we discovered the garden between the different museums. It looked to be well kept and beautiful with many old growth trees as well as more formal gardens. Unfortunately it was a rainy day so we didn't get to spend the time there it deserved.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a really lovely place to visit. Being a botanical gardens, the plants are all labelled. The herb section was really interesting and smelt wonderful! There were a number of helpful information boards especially near the bee hotel (not that I saw any bees). There is a menagerie (small zoo) which we didn't pay to go in but saw... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hidden gem is à real must see also. À bit of the regular route by many tourists but when you take the short walk along the Seine, this will surprise you. Lovely views and a real nice zoo.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely place wth many interesting plantings. Mostly free it is a nice way to spend a few hours.

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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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