Park, garden, promenade

Le Jardin des Plantes - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle Member

Place Valhubert - 75005 Paris

Quartier Latin - 5e Arrondissement

Description

A nature retreat in the centre of Paris, a botanical garden at the cutting edge of research, and a living testimony to history, the Jardin des Plantes is a 400-year-old garden of science. Its mission is to gather and study plant collections and to welcome the public. Thanks to its plant and flower beds, remarkable trees, statues and pathways, it offers visitors a diverse, well-tended stroll, with mysterious surprises at every turn!
Amble at leisure over 2.5 hectares of French Gardens, follow a guide through the world’s mountainous regions, take a botany workshop, discover remarkable historic trees such as our 315-year-old pistachio tree, and generally enjoy an aesthetic, sensory-rich experience.
In this green setting, cultural sites dedicated to nature and showcasing the Museum's exceptional heritage collections can be discovered at the bend of the paths:
Historical galleries (museums) that present the issues of biodiversity and geodiversity (the Grande Galerie de l'Évolution, the Galerie de Paléontologie et d'Anatomie comparée and the Galerie de Minéralogie et de Géologie);
the Ménagerie, the Jardin des Plantes zoo;
the Grandes Serres, which host the tropics in Paris.

Architectural style

  • 1930
  • Classique
  • Neo classique
  • XIXè siècle

Collections

  • Anatomie
  • Animaux
  • Animaux naturalisés
  • Evolution
  • Fossiles
  • Minéraux
  • Plantes
  • Plantes tropicales
  • Sciences naturelles

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Coach park
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor tools

Languages spoken

  • English

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Free access to the gardens

Opening times

Everyday from 7.30am to 7.45pm (summer) and from 8am to 5.15pm (winter)

Exceptional opening

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

Voir la carte

Le Jardin des Plantes - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle

Place Valhubert
75005 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 40 79 54 79 / +33 (0) 1 40 79 56 01
valhuber@mnhn.fr
http://www.jardindesplantesdeparis.fr/en

  • Subway - Gare d'Austerlitz
  • RER - Gare d'Austerlitz
  • SNCF - Gare d'Austerlitz
  • Bus - 24, 57, 61, 63, 67, 89, 91
  • No parking here due to renovation work underway at the Gare d'Austerlitz.

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Loan of wheelchairs

Accessibility information

- 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 at the Jardin des Plantes).
- All disabilities: permanent exhibitions (except for tactile visits), guided tours and workshops with speakers are free. Guided tours and workshops are specially designed using pedagogical materials to suit different audiences. 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.
- Hearing impairment: guided tours and workshops in French Sign Language, lead by deaf guides. All multimedia and video material, including in the language spoken, are subtitled in French and English and translated into French Sign Language.
- Mental disability: numerous mutli-sensory, enternaining and interactive elements, simple routes.

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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