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Jardin des Plantes

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Address: 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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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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Lovely park, good conservatory

Jardin des Plantes is a lovely park for a walk or to go to a museum. You can pay to enter the menagerie but the wallabies are outside to see for free. The conservatory has a great... read more

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Jardin des Plantes is a lovely park for a walk or to go to a museum. You can pay to enter the menagerie but the wallabies are outside to see for free. The conservatory has a great selection of species for all ranges of botanical interest.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like plants you should visit the jardin des plantes. Even during wintertime there were plants in blossom. also visit the greenhouse with tropical plants, desert plants,...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very beautiful gardens to visit while in Paris. Visited in September 2013. Rows of beautiful flowers in so many shapes, sizes, colours, everywhere you look. Enjoyed walking through the natural beauty of this park are in Paris. There is the natural history museum on the site, as well as another museum with animal exhibits.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jardin des plantes is very relaxing, perfect To take a walk in after a meal or just To relax. There is a lovely library in there too for those interested in nature

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

With the Zoo and the natural history museum, an interesting place, but the gardens have a spare yet dignified look. And the surrounding architecture. Bliss.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

It is a nice garden, large, ideal for walk, but not really exceptional. Especially on sunny weekends it is crowded. You can spend there1 or 2 hours max.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

The Jardin des Plantes, in the 5th Arrondissement, is a plant and gardeners paradise! Or, just a perfect place to spend an hour or two to picnic and enjoy some time away from your fellow tourists. If you are a gardener (as I am) you will love the enormous variety of plants and trees in settings that are so french.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

- Visited the gardens with my wife and we were awed by its size. Its really huge! However, gardens in Versailles turned out to be even bigger. :) - Nonetheless, this place was less crowded and allowed us to roam and laze on benches with ease. - Would recommend visiting the gardens early in the morning when the sun is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Of course not many flowers this time of the year but still found some. It gets quite busy on weekends and holidays. We will be back in May.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

These 17C gardens are a lovely tranquil spot, mainly tourist free, yet only 500m from Notre Dame cathedral. There are plenty of benches to relax, sunbathe or have a leisurely lunch. Even in October, the gardens were very colourful, so in mid-summer they must be very impressive.

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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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