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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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All reviews the natural history museum alpine garden botanical gardens gare d'austerlitz flowers and plants flower beds formal gardens gardens are lovely beautiful park lovely walk sunny day couple of hours zoo animals menagerie greenhouse benches
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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
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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
Thank Cali4niahiker
Reviewed November 16, 2018 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 Elodie L
Reviewed November 11, 2018 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
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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
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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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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