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Jardin des Plantes

#57 of 1,106 things to do in Paris Features Animals
57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 40 79 30 00
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57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

we have been viditing the jardin des plantes on a sunday morning. people jogging, a lot of children playing, well maintained plants and trees with information about the species. there is a zoo, which is partly visible without paying an entrance fee. and you should...More

Thank prrmra
Reviewed February 23, 2013

I went to this park because it was one of the few major parks I hadnt seen in Paris and I was pleasantly surprised. There are works of art, "dedication plaques" to historical figures, and a zoo for children. The park is located to the...More

1  Thank ERIC W
Reviewed February 15, 2013

If you find yourself in Paris with young children, this is definitely worth a visit. We were there in the winter time so wasn't able to enjoy the gardens but there's plenty to see and do. There's a really cool old school natural history museum...More

3  Thank ChrisLee33
Reviewed January 30, 2013

The rendez-vous for up market Parisian family during the weekend. A nice place to have a walk, enjoy some civilized nature - Jardin à la Française remember. And even have a bit of funfair. Food is amazingly expensive and relatively poor. Better to bring your...More

2  Thank Francois C
Reviewed January 15, 2013

The museum was fantastic, even for English speaking kids (with no French). We also did Enfants section and the special dinosaur exhibition. My favourite was the main sectiom with the animals as was the kids. From there we went to the zoo. It was a...More

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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Not only is this a beautiful garden, there are also displays of unusual birds, monkeys, and reptiles. A very pleasant way to spend an afternoon in Paris.

1  Thank lrovere
Reviewed January 9, 2013

In the heart of the city is a free botanic garden well worth a visit. Getting us in the mood for our tour of Loire Valley gardens.

1  Thank David L
Reviewed January 7, 2013

There are many reasons for going here. It is beautifully landscaped; there is a spectacular range of plants on display; and, for such a central location, the whole place is remarkably peaceful and pastoral. I prefer it to some of the better known green areas...More

5  Thank QuentinYoknapatawpha
Reviewed January 2, 2013

While I was a student in Paris I often went to this park for a walk or jogging, as I lived close. It also hosts a museum. Large variety of plants and flowers, if you love them you will go crazy there. Now, this is...More

2  Thank PrAppadoo
Reviewed December 11, 2012

If you are in Paris and love plants don't miss the Jardin des Plantes, the largest French botanical garden with its magnificent greenhouses, buit around 1830s. Here worked the French naturalist Buffon in the XVIIIth century. The restored greenhose is beautiful. Recommended.

2  Thank diporzio
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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
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Fran E
Any recommendations for delis in the area where we can get picnic fare?
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
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coral84
What type of galleries are there in Jardin Des Plantes which charge a fee? Is it the National Museum of Natural History? If so how much is the fee? And is there also a Zoo in there...(does it also require a fee?)
October 26, 2015|
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Response from Elena P | Reviewed this property |
I can tell you it's part botanical garden (like 70%) and part Zoo. For both places is required a fee, can't remember exacly how much, butis very acceptable (for the Zoo was like 5-6 euro).
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Brenda C
Is there an entrance fee to the open garden or only for specific buildings?
April 19, 2015|
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Response from Dolcevita0133 |
Entrance is free to the whole park excepted for specific galleries within the park.
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