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Jardin des Plantes

#60 of 1,120 things to do in Paris Features Animals
57 rue Cuvier, 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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57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
Quartier Latin
+33 1 40 79 30 00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went by the enjoyable "Batobus" hop on and off riverboat but oh, what a disappointment. The gardens are free but tickets are required to get into the café, all the museums, the menagerie and the greenhouses. The staff were so rude and the gardens...More

Thank H B B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited one Sunday afternoon and although very popular with families and joggers, there was still this air of peace and Tranquility. This is the main botanical garden in France covering 28 hectares (280,000 square meters) and maintains a botanical school where botanists are trained....More

Thank margareth700
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always go here on every visit. 1. its free 2. If your a gardener the flowers are interesting. You also meet same minded folks. the alpine garden is often closed but if you can find it. It is well worth a visit for all...More

Thank Bodillymill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This botanic garden is huge, and has many different aspects showing off. Nice to see the rock garden (including rocks like e.g. Moresnet salpherite) or dino replica's, ..

Thank WS_55_60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Actually we visited because we wanted to see the zoo - which we enjoyed. The garden itself seems quite large and to have many different areas of interest - we most enjoyed the alpine garden... especially dodging the sprinklers (or catching them when it's really...More

Thank NatTrem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This garden happened to be right across the street from my hotel and so I checked it out. Very well maintained with lovely flowers and different gardens. There is also a zoo there and much more, but I did not have time to look further....More

Thank Murphy5708
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At first sight it looks like many of Paris's gardens, grand and formal. Yet there are lots of nooks and crannies: gazebo, alpine garden, tropical greenhouse, menagerie, lawn for picnic etc. and of course the various branches of the Natural History Museum. A different and...More

Thank Bernard B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park is very good, with a great atmosphere to relax and enjoy the sun and flowers. We went to a National Geographic Exhibition at the Geological part, that was great and had a fair price.

Thank Chevelli
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice sunny day and beautiful flowers and greenery around was very refreshing. Local people were very helpful in guiding the way. Recommended if you are looking to just chill.

Thank Unmesh P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the garden as part of the Batobus itinerary. As a Botanic Garden, It is not very impressive. The ones we have in Australia are way better, especially Melbourne and Sydney. You even have to pay to see the greenhouses housing tropical plants and...More

Thank Leo M
Quartier Latin
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
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Fran E
Any recommendations for delis in the area where we can get picnic fare?
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
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?)
27 October 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).
Brenda C
Is there an entrance fee to the open garden or only for specific buildings?
20 April 2015|
Response from Dolcevita0133 |
Entrance is free to the whole park excepted for specific galleries within the park.