Discover the treasures of the Jardin des Plantes in Paris

Published by My de Sortiraparis · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on April 24th, 2024 at 08:21 p.m.
Paris's Jardin des Plantes is home to a number of historical and unusual sights that are well worth a visit. We reveal 8 treasures to discover in this 24-hectare haven of peace, one of the most beautiful parks in Paris.

In the heart of Paris, the Jardin des Plantes is more than just a green space. It bears witness to a rich history, combining the botanical, the zoological and the museal. Although best known for the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle and the famous Galerie de l'évolution, this garden has many other wonders to offer. Every time you visit, you'll be surprised to discover a detail or treasure you hadn't noticed before.

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With four centuries of scientific adventure behind it, this is an invitation to explore. Every day, the curious and the passionate flock here, while researchers and students pursue their quest for knowledge. The walls, the paths, the greenhouses... each element of the garden seems to contain a story, a secret. We'd like to share with you some of our favorite little-known and little-known spots.

Immerse yourself in a rewarding discovery and marvel at these 8 treasures to discover:
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The Jardin des Plantes conceals a magnificent alpine garden. Located between the Grandes Serres and the Menagerie, this garden, which has no entrance doors, is accessible via a hidden underground passage. Here you can discover the rock gardens and wild mountain plants. It's a haven of peace to be (re)discovered all year round. [Read more]

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In the heart of Paris's 5th arrondissement, the Jardin des Plantes is home to the mysterious and historic Gloriette de Buffon, dating from 1786. Discover a hidden treasure. [Read more]

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Do you know the Lion Fountain in the Jardin des Plantes? Located near the entrance on rue Geoffroy Saint Hilaire, this work of art dating from 1863 awaits you at the foot of Buffon's labyrinth. We tell you all about it. [Read more]

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In the heart of Paris, the Jardin des Plantes is home to a historical curiosity: the oldest cedar of Lebanon in France. Planted in 1734, its history is a mixture of botany, legend and an incredible journey. Let's take a green walk through Buffon's labyrinth to discover this remarkable 300-year-old tree. [Read more]

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(Re)discover at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, the newly restored "Mammouth de Durfort", an icon of paleontology on display since 1898. [Read more]

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The Menagerie, or rather the zoo of the Jardin des Plantes, belongs to the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Located next to the famous Jardin des Plantes, it's not only the oldest zoo in Paris, opened in 1794, it's also an area well worth a visit. Every day, hundreds of animals live in 5.5 hectares of greenery. Come and discover them! [Read more]

In short, the Jardin des Plantes never ceases to surprise. Whether you're a Parisian or a tourist, there's plenty to discover here. How about a visit to the Jardin des Plantes?

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Location

undefined Place Valhubert
75005 Paris 5

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Prices
Free

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For all

Official website
www.jardindesplantesdeparis.fr

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