"Jardin des Plantes" Jardin des Plantes - Botanical Garden Tip by Dabs

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We found the Jardin des Plantes quite by accident, we had left the Institut du Monde Arabe and were walking along the Seine towards a metro station when I spotted a mama camel and her baby camel through the bushes. The entrance to the Jardin des Plantes was just a little way down the streeet and as the day was still nice, we enjoyed a stroll through the gardens

There has been a garden here since 1635 when it was the royal garden of medicinal plants under Louis XIII, it became the Jardin des Plantes after the French Revolution. The gardens are free to visit, around the perimeter of the gardens are the menagerie (zoo), the Museum of Natural History, greenhouses and several other galleries that have separate admission fees.

Address: 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris
Directions: Closest metro/RER: Austerlitz ? ligne 7, Censier Daubenton ? ligne 10, Jussieu ou Austerlitz - RER C
Phone: +33 1 40 79 56 01
Website: http://www.jardindesplantes.net/

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  • Written Sep 22, 2011
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