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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
5th Arr. - Pantheon
+33 1 40 79 30 00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the uniformity of these botanical gardens and the fact that it has different areas to explore-the main gardens as you walk in, the hothouse, zoo, alpine gardens, viewpoint in the maze-its a lovely place to walk around and get some respite from the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In a single campus you can visit the zoo, the potager and herb garden, the orchid greenhouse, the mineral museum, and the natural history of evolution building. The latter is a very un-French museum - a wonderful 1880s steel structure fully redone by a Chilean...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Pedralbes74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here to have a breath in calm after Paris walking tour. Here you feel relax and can enjoy many activities... the one you have to do is the «  Grandes Serres » which welcome now an outstanding Orchids exhibition. For all ages , let...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

I took my Mom to see the illuminations, while the illuminations themselves were spectacular, the organization of the event was horrible. Therefore the low rating. I got tickets in advance and arrived around 545 pm as it opens at 6 pm. We stood in line...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

We arrived with tickets we had bought in advance, and yet still had to queue for over an hour just to get in. Supposedly this was for security reasons, though there were no security checks, just someone checking our ticket. Even passed ticket control we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sonia M
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

It's a very simple big botanic garden with a little zoo. That's all! The maze has been closed for 10 years and, the other one, it's not a really maze, only a spiral path...

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 24, 2018

Although this was not on our original itinerary, I am so glad we went along. The night time illuminations (ending, I think, on January 14th 2019) were absolutely spectacular! Animals, flowers and the most amazing tree were simply stunning. I believe this was the first...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SarahB1957
Reviewed December 21, 2018

We took a bus to this large park that has several museums, a botanical garden, zoo and a beautiful display of animals in the park as part of the Illuminations exhibit. We walked through the park to the Excellent paleontology museum with a hall FULL...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank niha0
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

Give this place a visit in the evenings whilst the season of illuminations is on. Lot's of animal based illuminated scenarios as you walk along the indicated paths. Make sure you follow all the available paths as it's easy to miss some. It takes about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

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
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June 5, 2018|
Response from Zanbrezad | Reviewed this property |
The animals are almost all in outdoor parks
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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!
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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