Last updated on 05 February 10
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Jardin des Plantes

  4.0/5 (2 ratings)

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This old enclosed botanic garden ('garden of simples') was established by Louis XIII in 1626 and opened to the public in 1640. There are parterres, a rotunda and an amphitheatre.
Address - Jardin des Plantes, 57, rue Cuvier, Ile-de-France, Paris, France, 75005
Opening times - All year. Daily. Open 7:30am to 5:30pm.
Admission - Free
Website - Visit the Jardin des Plantes website

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  • almost 3 years ago bonnie poppe said

    Big and interesting, with an alpine garden, a rockery, large perennial beds, and some quite large mature specimen trees. There are places to sit, and food is available from stands as well as a restaurant. The natural history museum is there also, and a large greenhouse which was closed every time I have visited. It was originally a medicinal garden a few hundred years ago.

  • almost 5 years ago Anonymous said

    Beautiful and diverse, big and well taken care of. It's got a nice beautiful French garden in the monumental alley to the main building, and on the side there is also a very interesting mediterranean pre-Alps garden - there seem to be several other types of gardens aside, that unfortunately we did not have time to visit


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