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Jardin des Plantes

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57 rue Cuvier | Jardin des Plantes, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 40 79 30 00
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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57 rue Cuvier | Jardin des Plantes, 75005 Paris, France
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"the natural history museum"
in 23 reviews
"alpine garden"
in 20 reviews
"gare d'austerlitz"
in 16 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 15 reviews
"flowers and plants"
in 10 reviews
"plane trees"
in 6 reviews
"flower beds"
in 11 reviews
"formal gardens"
in 6 reviews
"entry fee"
in 7 reviews
"lovely park"
in 6 reviews
"sunny day"
in 12 reviews
"nice walk"
in 6 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 8 reviews
"heart of paris"
in 6 reviews
"zoo"
in 157 reviews
"menagerie"
in 37 reviews
"animals"
in 53 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There is lot of natural beauty to experience here. Although there are some areas of the gardens that require you to pay to view, most of the gardens do not. There are numerous gardens throughout the property to view and photograph. This is a very...More

Thank Barry H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We wandered through here as it was the stop we wanted to get on the Batobus. It is interesting, in the sense of plants labelled and in sections, but not beautiful. If you are used to UK National Trust etc then this will be a...More

Thank drmary145
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst there are some lovely areas with people having picnics, overall the gardens felt like they weren’t looked after. Quite a few dead plants and didn’t seem to showcase a lot.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One afternoon my husband and I decided to take the bus from puteux to Paris to visit the jardin des plantes...nice place to visit and they had some interesting animals that I had not seen in other places...a little run down, but I think they...More

Thank Sheryl B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Botanical garden where was hardly any flowers. Okay in May many exotics are not yet ready but so many gardens I have visited and every other have nice corners of trees and ponds and artificial flower benches. Small and mainly sand streets and without trees....More

Thank fisupeksu
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited this place before, but it is good to go again in a different season, as there are always new things to see. Very enjoyable.

Thank David E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really liked the blossoming trees and many nice plants around. It is partially free, partially paid. Good to visit with kids.

Thank Olga S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was grown as a herbal garden for the King in 1635 and is now a vast botanical garden. Paths are lined with mature trees including the oldest tree in Paris, dating from 1636.

2  Thank rayrest
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens with two types of garden areas. One that is very lush and then the more formal type. Not too many people.

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

This visit in mid April was clearly before many plants were at their best. However, it was great to see so many specimens in a well-kept and peaceful place. We particularly enjoyed the Alpine Garden which had a lot to offer being in a more...More

Thank Latin1954
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Diane K
19 December 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!
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Fran E
26 August 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
27 October 2015|
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Response from playaguya | Reviewed this property |
As almost all have said, everything inside the Jardin requires a fee - except for the park itself...Unless you happen to be able to time your visit on the first Sunday of the month, when they are free (as Elaine already... More
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