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Jardin des Plantes

#61 of 1,089 things to do in Paris
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Quartier Latin
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Address: 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
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+33 1 40 79 30 00
07:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 20:00

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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Walk through the garden

Beautiful park. Safe area. Right by Gare Austerlitz. The ménagerie (zoo) is small and you can see little bits from the parc. Zoo is 13 Euros per person. We went to go to the... read more

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Rocky Mount, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful park. Safe area. Right by Gare Austerlitz. The ménagerie (zoo) is small and you can see little bits from the parc. Zoo is 13 Euros per person. We went to go to the Natural History museum but the line was so long. If you go, go early. We did not get there until after 1pm. It opened at 10am.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the Jardin des Plantes there is great scenery and a zoo full of child-loving animals to watch including leopards and monkeys. What a fantastic experience!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked the entire length of this path It was a beautiful September day and a wonderful moment to be out in the sunshine I cannot recommend this more if you have a few hours and a physical and mental need for calm and peace and green space in Paris!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Jardin des Plantes is a lovely park for a walk or to go to a museum. You can pay to enter the menagerie but the wallabies are outside to see for free. The conservatory has a great selection of species for all ranges of botanical interest.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

If you like plants you should visit the jardin des plantes. Even during wintertime there were plants in blossom. also visit the greenhouse with tropical plants, desert plants,...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Very beautiful gardens to visit while in Paris. Visited in September 2013. Rows of beautiful flowers in so many shapes, sizes, colours, everywhere you look. Enjoyed walking through the natural beauty of this park are in Paris. There is the natural history museum on the site, as well as another museum with animal exhibits.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Jardin des plantes is very relaxing, perfect To take a walk in after a meal or just To relax. There is a lovely library in there too for those interested in nature

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

With the Zoo and the natural history museum, an interesting place, but the gardens have a spare yet dignified look. And the surrounding architecture. Bliss.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

It is a nice garden, large, ideal for walk, but not really exceptional. Especially on sunny weekends it is crowded. You can spend there1 or 2 hours max.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The Jardin des Plantes, in the 5th Arrondissement, is a plant and gardeners paradise! Or, just a perfect place to spend an hour or two to picnic and enjoy some time away from your fellow tourists. If you are a gardener (as I am) you will love the enormous variety of plants and trees in settings that are so french.... More 

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The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendour 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 neighbourhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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