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Jardin des Plantes

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Address: 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 1 40 79 30 00
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm

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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Just like all botanic gardens, this one is a refuge in a busy city, offering beautiful gardens and a very pleasing atmosphere. Some of the surrounding buildings charge for entry... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just like all botanic gardens, this one is a refuge in a busy city, offering beautiful gardens and a very pleasing atmosphere. Some of the surrounding buildings charge for entry, and we decided not to this time, but perhaps next time. The big conservatory looks very interesting, as did the little zoo, and the sight of kangaroos lounging on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit on a warm summer day to escape a hectic Paris. Conveniently located in the 5th arr. We rented velibs and enjoyed riding along the Quais. Bikes not allowed on site but lots of velib stations in the vicinity. Lovely gardens with many exotic specimen trees. The menagerie (even kangaroos) was fun and packed with kids. This... More 

Thank Rob H
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought the Jardin des Plantes would be a pleasant, green place to while away an hour on an extremely hot July day in Paris. I was disappointed. It does not seem to be a garden that welcomes visitors. The signage is poor. There are few to no benches to sit on. I did find a shady spot beneath some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a free activity in Paris, this is lovely. Big gardens, there is a zoo (paid entry), and a few other museums inside which also have a small fee. But it's possible to spend at least an hour just wandering outside and the kids with love the maze at the top of the hill.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rose garden was superb but one or two houses were closed when I s there. There were benches to sit and relax to enjoy the ambience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've always been to the botanic garden en-route to the many fine museums that line it, especially the Grand Gallery of Evolution. This time I stayed nearby and explored more. I warmly recommend the 'École de botanique', what in English would be called the order or family beds, showing plant evolution. As well as the usual displays by family, other... More 

Thank bolbec
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ended a 10 day garden tour here on a warm summers day & was given a guided tour of the gardens which was most informative. The flower beds were coming into summer best and the avenues of trees were very relaxing to wander through & rest from the suns heat. The glasshouses were interesting &cool, as were the Alpine... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice garden like atmosphere, although a bit on the less kept up side than Luxembourg Gardens. A stroll through the wooded area reveals some very nice large old tree specimens including a massive Cedar of Lebanon. Bear in mind, you can go in the gardens for free, but need to pay to get into the glasshouse and other buildings. Museum... More 

Thank Eric V
Starkville, Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As with all gardens, this area would be much more interesting to visit in the spring, but even in the dead of winter it is a relaxing place to take a stroll. There is a wide variety of shapely trees and interestingly patterned bark, and a few flowers were even blooming in December. I would say from the layout and... More 

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Caspar, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the world's oldest and best maintained botanical gardens. There are plenty of places to sit and relax, picnic, listen to the outdoor piano. Scattered around the peripehry there are museums, some free, others paid entry, associated with the Sorbonne next door. Expensive entry to the very interesting greenhouses.

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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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