Jardin des Plantes

Entrance tickets to the Jardin des Plantes

The Jardin des Plantes (Garden of the Plants) originates from the royal garden of medicinal plants created by King Louis XIII in 1635. Having initiall...

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Gardens & parks

The Ménagerie, the zoo of the Jardin des Plantes, is a vast wooded area covering several hectares where nature is omnipresent, in all its fo...

Duration
24 hours
Available in: English
Museums

They don’t speak, but they tell you everything about life. They are the 7,000 incredibly lifelike specimens in the Grande Galerie de l’Évolu...

Duration
24 hours
Available in: English
Gardens & parks

Nature demonstrates creativity… From primitive aquatic plants which conquered the world to drought-tolerant plants, disappear amongst the fa...

Duration
24 hours
Available in: English
Gardens & parks

Discover the extraordinary richness of the Jardin des Plantes, an institutional botanical garden created in the 17th century.With your guide...

Duration
2 hours
Available in: English

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The inside story

The Jardin des Plantes (Garden of the Plants) originates from the royal garden of medicinal plants created by King Louis XIII in 1635. Having initially a purely medical function, the garden became in 1718 the King's garden and focused on natural history, instructing public, putting together collections and conducting scientific research.

Today, the Jardin des Plantes aims to both research and public diffusion of knowledge and covers 28 hectares housing archives, librairies, botanical gardens, greenhouses, galleries and a zoo.

The main highlights of the garden are the Ménagerie (zoo), a vast wooded area where nature is omnipresent in all its forms; the Galerie de l'Evolution (Gallery of Evolution) displaying 7,000 lifelike specimens; and the Grandes Serres (greenhouses) home to thousands of exotic species of trees, plants and flowers.

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How to get there

Jardin des Plantes 57 Rue Cuvier 75005 Paris Paris
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