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The ménagerie du Jardin des plantes is a zoo in Paris, France, belonging to the botanical garden Jardin des Plantes. It is the second oldest zoological garden in the world (after Tiergarten Schönbrunn). Today it does not have very large animals like elephants, but a lot of rare smaller and medium-sized mammals and a variety of birds and reptiles.
|Monday||7:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Tuesday||7:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Wednesday||7:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Thursday||7:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Friday||7:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Saturday||7:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Sunday||7:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
The Jardin des Plantes is less famous than Luxembourg Gardens, but it is vast and interesting to visit because there is a wide variety of flowers and trees to see. I especially liked the Rose Garden near the Gallery of Mineralogy and Geology which is a very pretty and romantic place.
Really very nice place to sit and walk around in Paris! Lots of runners. Lots of benches lining the outside of the garden and the plants are in the middle. Every plant is labeled and information about the plants can be found easily. Also the walk between here and notre dame along the water is very nice, making it an easily accessible spot for a picnic lunch.
The great thing about this garden is that you can come and visit for free, although there are parts that charge an entrance fee you can just walk arround in the free areas. Unfortunately the garden was a bit dry maybe because it was just the beginning of spring but I did not see too many plants or flowers. ( thought they have an "garden" of rocks was kind a funny, see picture ) And some parts need more care it looks almost abandoned. Overall a great place to walk.
An awesome park! This part of the museum is free to walk through with botanical signs and hidden fossil gems throughout. Nicely laid out and excellent for an afternoon stroll, or to walk through as you visit the different buildings of the Natural History Museum. Have fun!
This zoo is located inside the park of the botanical garden. It makes good use of the limited space available and of the historical zoo buildings. A lot of smaller animals are kept here, as well as an interesting set of primates and cats. This being the original location of the Paris zoo, it is worth visiting as a historical landmark, but it is also a good place to take small children for a couple of hours. No elephants or giraffes here, but small kids will get just as excited watching flamingos, wallabies, and a seemingly endless procession of goat-like creatures, with increasingly impressive horns, to name a few. It is part of the nearby natural history museum, but requires a separate entrance ticket.
Pretty place. Great for kids. Good for picknicks. Some areas are free some you have to pay to enter. Worth a visit.
Lovely for a stroll, and the exploration of the natural world in several different spaces. Nice to be able to buy entry to just one thing a visit. An engaging adventure for adults and children.
Favourite botanical garden. Nice to walk past in any weather. Even in winter you can still enjoy strolling around. Many people also do some jogging or running through the garden.
Great place with a lot of stuff to do if it's not just to enjoy the park. I went to the zoo with my kids, loved it. Next time we'll try those tropical green houses 😁
Visited in winter so it was very peaceful and almost no people around. Occassional joggers. Has a lovely little Zoo. Limited eating/drinking options. All kiosks were closed - supposedly out of season closure.