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Jardin des Plantes, Paris: 6 reviews and 19 photos
a wonderful oasis in the middle of old Paris, and found me a picture on my cd roms library lol!!
Four greenhouses in metal frame are aligned along the garden. They offer visitors:a winter garden (750 m2), in hot and humid climate (22 ° C). Art deco style, the greenhouse is the work of architect René Berger (1937). It includes a stream, ficus, Palm trees, banana trees, vines and epiphytes, plants etc.a greenhouse known as Mexican, work of Rohault de Fleury (1834-1836), precursor of metallic architecture in France. It is a characteristic of arid environments of America, Southern Africa and Madagascar: cactus, euphorbias, agaves, avocado, coffee, pepper, etc.a greenhouse Australia and New Caledonia, also designed by Rohault de Fleury...and a so-called greenhouse paleobotany which presents the stages of the development of the flora from the emergence of terrestrial plants, 430 million years ago.
Located along the Gallery of Mineralogy, the rose garden is designed to study and present to the public the various subspecies of roses, classified in a reasoned manner. It includes 170 varieties of European roses, planted along the aisle Haüy (from the name of the Abbé Haüy, pioneer of Mineralogy), which runs along the Gallery of Botany and geology. It is decorated with two statues, prisioner of love by Félix Sanzel and gentrified Venus by Charles Dupaty.A school of Botany and an ecological garden align between the greenhouses and the Seine: the first presents the plants by families and helps to understand their characteristics, the second is a composite of the Paris region, where there is plant and animal populations in their natural evolution.Comprising 4,500 varieties of plants and shrubs, school of Botany was created by the André Thouin to the 18th century botanist. It aims to make reasoned public and botanists species that may live in the open air in Europe. It also includes historic trees. Several weekly classes are taught by the gardeners of the Museum.Between the school of Botany and the menagerie, du jardin alpin, created in 1931 (instead of a nursery), aims to study the shrubby plants and herbs of mountain environments around the world (Himalayas, Alps, Corsica). There are more than 2,000 plants on two areas connected by an underground passageway. This garden has a male pistachio from which the botanist Sébastien Vaillant mit highlight the sexuality of plants in the 18th century.
The menagerie is the second oldest Zoo in the world. It was created in 1793 at the initiative of Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, by the transfer of the animals of the Royal menagerie at Versailles and the fairground and private menageries. During the Paris commune, the animals were eaten by the beleaguered Parisians.During its history, it introduced countless animal species, including the first giraffe presented in France (1827), elephants, white, seals and brown bears.Many buildings, sometimes sophisticated for the time, were built for this purpose in the 19th and at the beginning of the 20th century, succeeding the pens and cages summary from the beginning: Rotunda, ditches to bears, antics, fauveries, Raptor and reptile houses, faisanderies. The largest of them is undoubtedly the large aviary built in 1888 by Alphonse Milne-Edwards for the universal exhibition of 1889 and still used. The larger species (elephant, giraffe, lion, Tiger, Gorilla, chimpanzee, bears), impossible to maintain properly in small facilities and impossible to expand, in the centre of Paris, gradually left the menagerie in the years 1970 to 2000.Today, it houses 1,100 animals, mammals, reptiles and birds, on 5.5 acres. She specializes in several groups of animals: mammals, the Przewalski horse, the orangutan, several species of goats (goat of the Rocky Mountains, takin, blue sheep, ibex of Ethiopia), small carnivores, rodents and the bushes; in birds, vultures and nocturnal raptors are well represented, as well as pheasants and some wading birds (spoonbills, ibis, cranes, bird and the very rare crested Lucy); many reptiles (including giant tortoises many 100 years old ), the amphibians and insects are raised in the House of reptiles and vivarium .
just a world to visit on its own, Paris has many things to see...
Address: 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris
Directions: metro 5 ,7,and 10 takes you here, as well as RER C. easy
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