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Review of Jardin des Plantes

Jardin des Plantes
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Ranked #58 of 1,275 things to do in Paris
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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 where it gets interesting. The Jardin des Plantes also suits animal lovers as it has a little zoo with flamingos and other creatures!

My favourite park of all those in Paris, and I've been to most of them including Boulogne, Vincennes, the Jardin des Tuileries and the Jardin du Luxembourg. Easily accessible by bus and subway.

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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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Reviewed December 11, 2012

It is large and beautiful, like a number of old city parks of Paris. Though I had to laugh when I saw the sign outside of the gates, which indicated that the following is not allowed: no dogs on or off leash, no balls or games, no touching or walking on the grass, no touching or picking the flowers, no music, no rollerblades, no bikes...and a few more nos. It was so classic French. Still a lovely park if you are okay with walking, running or taking in the sights.

3  Thank minicooperfan
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

We visited this garden on a short visit to Paris, with our 15 month old daughter and it was perfect for her to romp round and explore. So we recommend it for families with children if you want to have a relaxing, peaceful, natural environment to get out of the hectic city for a short while. There are many different sections to the garden and everything is labelled (in French), but very unique plants from all parts of the world.

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Reviewed November 4, 2012

The garden is extensive, with quite good signage throughout. We were there in autumn on an overcast day and were a little disappointed not to have been there in spring. That said, there were a number of discrete fenced garden areas containing various named specimens, some still flowering. However, the gardens overall were a little the worse for wear, full of weeds in some planted areas and several beds were being repkanted by staff as we were there. The pay round areas are really only inviting for very young children (up to 5 years), and the queues for each museum were quite long so unfortunately we didn't have time to see them as we were headed out of Paris that afternoon. Overall, I would certainly visit again with more time, but encourage people to consider visiting in warmer months and planning to take time to appreciate the botanical information available - it was not like Tulleries which is much more immediately 'accessible' to children.

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