Jardin des Plantes lantern festival is a magical walk taking visitors to an enchanted universe. This is a very successive event with a theme changing every year. For the previous editions, passersby enjoyed the Océan en voie d'illumination and in 2017 with Espèces en voie d'illumination that saw 370,000 visitors in two months.
A stroll by night that turns into an atypical experience to enjoy with friends and family to discover the monumental light structures set in the alleys and on the pitches of the Jardin des Plantes.
Last year, the tour started from the place Valhubert where giant lanterns representing creatures gone for 65 million years and species currently threatened. In 2019, the festival focused on ocean species to go along with the Océans exhibition and we can already see ourselves meet with polar bears or penguins. We already met a great white shark.
All in all, 50 monumental light structures we can discover all along our walk, staging 4 different sea universes. The travel starts with a "Promenade on the tropical shore" and continues with a "dive into hot waters" then the "mysterious abysses" to end with a "swim in cold waters".
The route is paced with descriptive texts telling us more about the different animal species living in the oceans on earth. Back on dry land, we meet pink flamingos and pelicans as well as hermit crabs and crustaceans inhabiting our beaches. Diving in warm water takes us to the heart of tropical corals where we discover a colorful world creating an entire ecosystem the earth need for its balance.
We then discover the mysterious abysses filled with unknown species using surprising stratagems to survive in a rather austere environment. We finish our stroll on a much more poetic note, heading to the frozen lands of the poles where we find cute creatures such as penguins and a family of lovely polar bears.
Finish your tour within the Jardin des Plantes menagerie where lovely and hand-painted lanterns light up the path.
Jardin des plantes
Jardin des Plantes
75005 Paris 5
-3 ans: Free
Réduit: 12 €
Plein: 15 €
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