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Museum national d'Histoire naturelle - Jardin des Plantes

Jardin des Plantes, grille d'entrée, Paris © MNHN - Mathieu Carton

The history of the Jardin des Plantes. Just push the door of the Hôtel de Magny, built at the end of the 16th century,...

  • Car park/Parking
  • Adapted to large family
  • Mental
  • Physical

Rue Geoffroy Saint Hilaire

75005 Paris

District : Quartier Latin

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Description
The history of the Jardin des Plantes. Just push the door of the Hôtel de Magny, built at the end of the 16th century, and you will travel back in time. The major stages in the 370-year history of the Jardin Roy, now the Jardin des Plantes, are told here. Smelted in 1631, the bell of the chapel of the royal garden of medicinal plants, the oldest remaining witness of its existence, welcomes the public at the entrance. Further on, the reproduction of an engraving from 1636 gives an idea of the layout of the site at that time, then in the next room, the bust and the portrait of Buffon illustrate the important role played by the famous naturalist with regard to the institution. Then, the construction of the various buildings, galleries, greenhouses and the menagerie are evoked. The final rooms house (under controlled conditions) the extraordinary resources - archives, old books, vellum paper - from the library of the Museum. To avoid damage by overexposure, these treasures are regularly changed in the course of temporary themed exhibitions.
Jardin des Plantes, grille d'entrée, Paris © MNHN - Mathieu Carton

Jardin des Plantes - Grille d'entrée

© MNHN - Mathieu Carton

Jardin des Plantes, vue aérienne de l'école de botanique, Paris © MNHN - Patrick Lafaite

Jardin des Plantes - Vue aérienne de l'école de botanique

© MNHN - Patrick Lafaite

Jardin des Plantes, manège du dodo, Paris © MNHN - Bernard Faye

Jardin des Plantes - Manège du dodo

© MNHN - Bernard Faye

Jardin des Plantes, jardin alpin, Paris © MNHN - Olivier Borderie

Jardin des Plantes - Jardin alpin

© MNHN - Olivier Borderie

Jardin des Plantes, école de botanique, Paris © MNHN - François Grandin

Jardin des Plantes - Ecole de botanique

© MNHN - François Grandin

Jardin des plantes, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Jardin des plantes

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Jardin des Plantes, Paris © Thinkstock

Jardin des Plantes neige

© Thinkstock

Merry-go-round Jardin des Plantes, Paris © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Merry-go-round Jardin des Plantes

© OTCP - Amélie Dupont

Jardin des Plantes, Paris © OTCP - Marc Bertrand

Jardin des Plantes

© OTCP - Marc Bertrand

Paris, jardin alpin du jardin des Plantes © MNHN - F-G Grandin

Jardin alpin jardin des Plantes

© MNHN - F-G Grandin

Find out more about this venue
Collections

Green plants,

Statute

National

Services and facilities of the establishment
Services

Photos allowed, Car park/Parking, Restaurant

Restaurant

La Baleine restaurant. Open every day from midday to 3pm for lunch and in the afternoon for snacks. Contact our sales department: +33 (0) 1 40 79 80 72. Website: www.restaurant-la-baleine.com

Car park/Parking

No parking here until 2020 because of the renovation work underway at the Gare d'Austerlitz.

Miscellaneous

Play area in the Jardin de Pivoines and near to Kiosque des Otaries. Dodo merry-go-round.

Business area
Number of meeting rooms

0

Number of private rooms

0

Room rental

No

Entrance fees and modalities
Independent tour

Jardin des Plantes, botanical school, rose garden and rock garden, peony garden and iris and perennial plant garden: free for everyone. Alpine garden: €2 weekends and public holidays from 1 April to 31 October.

Group tour

Tel.: +33 (0)8 26 10 42 00 (€0.15/min). Email: museum@cultival.fr.

Free

Free entry to Jardin des Plantes, botanical school, rose garden and rock garden, peony garden and iris and perennial plant garden

Free for young people and children

Jardin des Plantes, botanical school, rose garden and rock garden, peony garden and iris and perennial plant garden : free for everyone. Alpine garden: €2 weekends and public holidays from 1 April to 31 October.

Free and reduced for disabled people

Free and reduced for disabled people : Free entry and discounts for disabled people for the Grandes Serres: free entry for disabled person and an accompanying person on presentation of written proof.

Methods of payment
  • CB/Visa CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard Eurocard/Mastercard
Opening times
Opening times

Jardin des Plantes, botanical school, rose garden and rock garden, peony garden: open every day from 7.30am to 8pm in the summer; 8am to 5.30pm in the winter. Iris and perennial flower garden: Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm. Alpine garden: open from 1 April to 31 October. During adverse weather conditions (snow fall, ice, strong winds, heatwaves), the Jardin des Plantes and the Grandes Serres may be closed to the general public.

Exceptional opening

1 January, Easter, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, 8 May, Whitsuntide, Whit Monday, 14 July, 15 August, 1 November, 11 November, 25 December

Address details
Museum national d'Histoire naturelle - Jardin des Plantes

Rue Geoffroy Saint Hilaire
75005 Paris
GPS : 48.8441315 / 2.3556045999999924

Telephone : +33 (0) 1 40 79 56 01 - Fax : +33 (0) 1 40 79 54 48

Contact

Event website : www.jardindesplantes.net

Access

District : Quartier Latin

  • Subway Gare d'Austerlitz
  • Bus 24, 61, 63, 67, 89, 91
  • RER Gare d'Austerlitz

Other modes of transport : No parking here due to renovation work underway at the Gare d'Austerlitz.

Car park/Parking

Car park/Parking : No parking here until 2020 because of the renovation work underway at the Gare d'Austerlitz.

Adapted to disabled people
  • Adapted to mentally impaired Mental
  • Adapted to visually impaired Physical
Access facilities offered to disabled people

Free entry and discounts for disabled people for the Grandes Serres: free entry for disabled person and an accompanying person on presentation of written proof.

Adapted activities and workshops

Loan of wheelchairs

More information on accessibility

-Physical disability: the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution and the Galerie des Enfants are accessible to visitors in wheelchairs with adapted toilets. The height of furniture and machines has been well thought out. No access to the Galerie de Paléontologie and Galerie d'Anatomie Comparée. Some others sites in the museum are partially accessible with an accompanying person (Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes).
-All disabilities: permanent exhibitions are free (except for tactile visits), guided tours, workshops with speakers. Guided tours and workshops are specially designed using pedagogical materials to suit the different publics. Audio guides and adapted routes can be downloaded at http://www.museesenliberte.fr/index.php
-Visual impairment: in the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution, a tactile tour enables the visitor to discover some 15 animal sculptures in bronze. Descriptions are in contrasting colours, large characters and relief are used.
-Audio impairment: guided tours and workshops in French Sign Language, lead by deaf speakers. All multimedia and video material, including in the language spoken, are subtitled in French and English and translated into French Sign Language.

Find out more at:
http://www.mnhn.fr/le-museum/ (click on the top right)
Contact:
handicap@mnhn.fr
Wheelchair loan on +33 (0)1 40 79 54 79 (for the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution, the Galerie des Enfants and the Jardin des Plantes).


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