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Jardin des Plantes

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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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57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
Quartier Latin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here on a day the Museum of Natural History was closed, so we just took a stroll through the gardens. There was an event going on honoring extinct species. Big colorful creatures were visible in parts of the park. They are illuminated at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cali4niahiker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the greenhouses as part of our three day ticket to visit all the sites of the Jardin des Plantes (which is very good value). It was very interesting and we particularly enjoyed exploring the waterfall. It was a little unclear that there were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank elodielimer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The natural history museum is great for a walk or to visit any of their sections. I loved the glass house that has a tropical forest inside . You can also stroll around the beautiful trees or go to the gallery where huge Dina’s outs...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kcanavan2010
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

We were on a stroll of the neighbourhood and this was an impromptu visit. I was planning to take my daughter there anyway but we ended up going on the first day as we were passing. The gardens are lovely, but I knew we should...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KrystynaK514
Reviewed October 16, 2018

This is one of Paris' major parks, but it is not in the center so tourists do not venture here. It's full of scientific ventures, a great place to learn, good for kids. And peaceful and beautiful.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The entrance at the gardens is free of charge. There are also other activities, museums or the zoo where there´s no free admission. Just a walk across the gardins is worth it. This is located not far from Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David S
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful park with lovely walking paths and lots of places to sit down and eat or read. The location is great, close to museums, cafes and restaurants

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 565emman
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Went here in the early evening on a sunny day in mid-September after full day of meetings. Quiet and relaxing and at the same time wonderful stimulation for the visual senses for all who love flowers and plants. Spent an hour meandering through the various...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gerd-Hanne_Norway
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Really nice garden here if you’re into it. Lots of floral and plants to see. There was also a zoo inside

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gary N
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Jardin des Plantes was hot and dry this summer, yet the flowers still look colorful, and walking leisurely around the gardens was wonderful.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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
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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!
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