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10 expert reviews

“The Paris botanical garden - which contains more than 10,000 species and includes tropical greenhouses and rose, winter and Alpine gardens - is an enchanting place.”

– Time Out

Fodor's Fodor's
"Opened in 1640 and once known as the Jardin du Roi (or King's Garden), this sprawling patch of greenery is a neighborhood gem." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"Founded in 1626 as a medicinal herb garden for Louis XIII, Paris’ 24-hectare botanical gardens are a serious institute rather than a leisure destination." Full review
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"The Jardin des Plantes, one of the most renowned botanical gardens in Paris, was founded as a medicinal garden by King Louis XIII in 1635." Full review
Not For Tourists Not For Tourists
"exceptional garden includes a rose garden, greenhouses, a zoo..."
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
2 Stars
"These famous gardens are home to large hothouses full of tropical plants; a school of botany with 4 000 species of medicinal and edible plants; an ecological garden." Full review
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