Created in 1635 as a medicinal garden for Louis XIII, the Garden of Plants has been used throughout the centuries by botanists, doctors and pharmacists. When the French Revolution ended, it became a botanical garden (Jardin des Plantes) and in 1793 the Natural History Museum opened in the vicinity.
The Jardin des Plantes is divided into several sections. These are some of the parts that are worthwhile visiting:
To visit the museums in the Jardin des Plantes visitors will have to pay an admission ticket.
Although the Jardin des Plantes covers 28 hectares (280,000 m²) and includes many different areas, its beauty does not compare to the Luxembourg Garden, which is a lot more interesting and with a lot more things to see.
The Garden of Plants is ideal for those who wish to enjoy nature and discover different plant species. For those who prefer to go to a park to enjoy the sun or go for a stroll, we recommend visiting the Jardin du Luxembourg or Jardin des Tuileries.
Between the Rue Linné, Rue Buffon, Rue Cuvier and Quai Saint Bernard
Summer: 7:30 am – 8 pm
Winter: 8 am – 5:30 pm