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Jardin des Plantes

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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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Lovely space

This is a lovely space to wander around with children. It has many aisles and it is spacious. The museum of natural history is there, with many separate buildings where skeletons... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Martine A
Greenwich, New York
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Greenwich, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a lovely space to wander around with children. It has many aisles and it is spacious. The museum of natural history is there, with many separate buildings where skeletons of dinosaurs are displayed, there is a vivarium with live snakes and amphibians, and there is a small zoo. Nice to do on a warm and sunny day. Very... More 

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Takoma Park, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A garden on a magnificent scale with both formal rectangular spaces and, magically, an alpine garden down in a ravine rock garden.

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Jamestown, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Jardin des Plantes is a beautiful park in which to enjoy the flowers of early Spring. I enjoy taking amature artistic photos of the eruption of Spring flowers, because I can't paint. The park is a wonderful place to become refreshed after a long, cold winter. Hint: get there when the cherry trees begin to bloom.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the gardens are beautiful, i especially enjoyed the little "alpine garden". set aside a few hours to wander around this beautiful park.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Jardin des Plantes is right across from the Gar d'Austerlitz Metro stop. We first went into the Museum of Paleontologie, which is just inside the gate coming from the Metro stop. It has the most interesting and most complete display of animal skeletons I have ever seen, including very large whales. I am not certain the biggest one was... More 

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Rouen, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like this place it is very organized and very nice for animals and plants lover there is a places for take a rest in the zoo you need at least 2 hours there

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Serious plant displays here as this very large park is in the university quarter. The scientists are at work. Lots to look at and learn from. Good for kids.

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Ile-de-France, France
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

We enjoyed the visit in Jardin des Plantes, the flowers and plants, as well as National Museum of Natural History that looks like a palace. We went to Jardin des Plantes to see the white cherry tree with our Japanese friends. Even thought this tree was impressive for us, our friends didn't think high of a lone cherry tree. They... More 

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Each season offers a different view of the jardin. I think that now I have been here during all four seasons and have found it to be wonderful! Spring, Summer, and Early Fall are probably my favorites. Though each season is unique. It is a nice place to walk around people watch, and for me great exercise walking from my... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

It was February so we knew the garden would be dormant, but they had a great orchid installation in the botanical garden. Color in Feb!

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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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