Rendez-vous in the National Museum of Natural History / Jardin des Plantes

  • © Jérôme Munier / MNHN

    © Jérôme Munier / MNHN

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    © Dumur & Leborgne / MNHN

  • © MNHN/ B. Faye

    © MNHN/ B. Faye

  • © Manuel Cohen / MNHN

    © Manuel Cohen / MNHN

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    © F Grandin /MNHN

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Rendez-vous in the National Museum of Natural History / Jardin des Plantes 57 Rue Cuvier 75005 Paris fr

The Jardin des Plantes (Botanical Garden)

The direct descendant of the Royal medicinal garden created by Louis XIII in 1635, the Jardin des Plantes has been open to the public for almost four hundred years. With eleven themed gardens, including alpine, ecological, rose, and labyrinth, you'll have so much to discover at his unique, ever-changing, and richly varied botanical garden.

Come in and bask in the wealth of not just the plants and trees, but also the galleries, greenhouses, and the zoo as well.

  • The Great Evolution Gallery

The Great Evolution Gallery lets you explore the diversity of life in a dramatic setting, during which you'll also discover the Extinct and Endangered Species room.

  • The Children's Gallery

The museum's Children's Gallery is open to our younger visitors from 6 to 12 years old, accompagnied by an adult. They'll embark on an adventure of discovery, to the very heart of biodiversity, and what shapes it, via towns, rivers, tropical forest, for the entire Planet Earth. Come to see, touch, and let your curiosity drive you.

  • Comparative Anatomy and Paleontology Galleries

Enter a landscape of bones, and discover the world of vertebrates in the Comparative Anatomy Gallery. In the Paleontology Gallery, you will be amazed by the fabulous collection of fossils, from dinosaurs to mastodons, as you follow their progression of life on earth.

  • The Great Greenhouse

Discover flora from tropical forests, deserts, and New Caledonia, then learn about the plant's evolutionary history, as you get a taste of the complex and fragile plant world that we need to protect.

  • The Zoo

You'll find more than a thousand animals in the heart of Paris in our Menagerie. This zoo, one of the oldest in the world, is an active partner in international biodiversity conservation programs. It has evolved over time, adapting each enclosure to the animal inside, while conserving the listed buildings, which bear witness to the zoo's two hundred year history.

  • Botanical Gallery

This exhibition covers
four centuries of the botanical history, illustrated by valuable, ancient
documents, dried flowers plates and wax models of mushrooms travelling
naturalists who today, as in the past, explore the living world.

  • History Cabinet

Travel through more than 350 years of history in this timeless place, from the Royal medical garden, to the Museum. Stop by and see the temporary exhibitions displaying the treasures of the library, including vellum, drawings, and manuscripts.

The Jardin des Plantes, Nature in the heart of Paris

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