"Walking in the Jardin des Plantes" Jardin des Plantes - Botanical Garden Tip by kokoryko

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One thing you will do of course, when you will visit one or the other of the Galleries located in the Jardin des Plantes is to just walk in the garden, look at the statues located in the roses garden, hidden somewhere near the Pavillon d?Histoire, look at the trees and flowers, look at people even. . . . Since ever it seems, I like this garden, whatever the season. . . . like on the main picture, this blooming cherry tree during a rainy day.

Picture 2 shows that during the nice days, small children can enjoy a ride on some prehistoric animal. . . .
Strange statues like on picture 3, a prehistoric man inventing the cutting and sharpening of stones, or very expressive ones like on picture 4, a faun attempting to seduce an angel.
And during the warm days, you can have a rest on the lawn; usually it is not permitted but (Was it a dream? It became a nightmare. Was it in another life?) beneath this tree (picture 5) I had a wonderful afternoon sleep; the grass is very smooth there.
So, just walking around in that garden is enchanting. . . . . .

Open : the ?Jardin des Plantes? is open every day from 07:30 to19:45

Address: 57 rue Cuvier 75005
Directions: Paris 5ème : rue Cuvier, Buffon, Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire, Valhubert
Bus: Lines 24, 57, 61, 63, 67, 89 et 91 - Batobus : arrêt Jardin des Plantes
Metro:Austerlitz -Censier Daubenton -Jussieu
RER : line C, Austerlitz
Train: Gare d?Austerlitz, Gare de Lyon

Phone: 01 40 79 56 01 / 54 79
Website: http://www.mnhn.fr/museum/foffice/transverse/transverse/accueil.xsp?cl=en

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  • Written May 8, 2008
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