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Jardin des Plantes

#122 of 2,917 things to do in Paris
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Open Now: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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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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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
5th Arr. - Pantheon
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“Jardin des plantes” appears like a very typical French park, with its straight regular alleys, well aligned rows of regularly spaced trees. France’s botanical gardens are disposed in parterres of plants. Many of the great French natural scientists of the 18th century (Buffon,
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The gardens are very pretty but there really isn't anywhere to sit in the main section. I saw a few benches along the outer edges but some more would be nice so people could actually stay a while and enjoy things. There are a few museums and such surrounding the gardens but
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The main gardens are a bit of a disappointment. Given it was October you can give the gardeners some slack for not having everything looking perfect, but even so everything just felt a little tired and untidy. It didn't help that there were huge packing cases full of
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Nice park but not well-kept. Most plants had finished flowering and did not look healthy. The wallabies are cute. We could not find the entrance to the alpine garden. At the entrance of the zoo in the park, three men who apparantly worked there partially blocked the path, one
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This is a short walk from Notre Dame and easy to find. The gardens are lovely and there are several museums on the property as well as snack carts that serve coffee and other drinks and light snacks. It is apparent that they are short staffed as some of the areas needed
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