Jardin des Plantes
Jardin des Plantes
Jardin des Plantes

Jardin des Plantes

Top 1% of attractions in Paris
8 / 10

8 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

"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
"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
"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
"This delightful botanical garden, tucked between the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle and the Seine, is one of my favorite picnic spots." Full review
Not For Tourists
"exceptional garden includes a rose garden, greenhouses, a zoo..."
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