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Jardin des Plantes, Paris

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Learn about plants, animals, and minerals at Jardin des Plantes, the country's main botanical garden and the headquarters of the National Museum of Natural History. Founded in 1626, this nature retreat in the center of Paris features four museums--on zoology, mineralogy, paleontology, and botany--as well as a small zoo and the world's largest herbarium, all nestled on the left bank of the Seine. As you stroll leisurely around the spacious French-style garden, notice how hundred varieties of plants take turns to maintain this living horticultural catalog. Don't miss the serene alpine garden and its oldest resident--315-year-old pistachio tree. Using our world travel planner, Paris attractions like Jardin des Plantes can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • What a lovely park for your Sunday morning walks. Gardens are well kept and must be beautiful in Spring and summer. We visited a wee bit early to see everything in bloom but got a good impression of.....  more »
  • There are so many nice museums in this area. We’ve now done several. This was one of the best in my opinion. All the animals looked so realistic. The taxidermy was just incredible. The fact that the.....  more »
  • A marvelous season to visit the botanical garden of Paris or garden of plants as it is from direct French translation. The museum of natural history is also located in the park and is much worth visiting. The grand gallery of evolution is a Parisian landmark.
  • A gorgeous garden in the middle of Paris! Go for a walk or visit the little zoo. Have a coffee, brunch or just bring your favourite book and relax. It's a wonderful place

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