A French-style 23-hectare botanic garden created in 1635 under the reign of Louis XIII, situated between the Mosquée de Paris, the Université de Jussieu and the Seine. It is the garden of the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle. It is home to historic trees, a rose garden, thousands of plants and flowers, four tropical greenhouses, a zoo, and specialist gardens including that of the Botanical school. It offers guided tours, exhibitions, training and special activities for adults and children.
Jardin des Plantes: Rue Geoffroy Saint Hilaire, Paris 5th - Metro Gare d'Austerlitz
The Jardin des Plantes has been a place to discover nature for four centuries. Here, you can walk around the Roseraie (rose garden) and the Jardin Alpin (the alpine garden). A wide range of living, naturalized or fossilized species are displayed in the Ménagerie (zoo), the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution and the Galerie de Paléontologie, in an environment that is constantly changing.
Entrance fees and modalities
Independent tour Jardin Alpin: €2 Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays from 1 April to 31 October (tickets sold at the 'reptile' till in the Menagerie. Grandes Serres: €6. Reduced rate: €4 Free entry to other gardens in the Jardins des Plantes.
Guided tour Tel. : +33 (0)8 26 10 42 00 (€0.15/min). Email: email@example.com.
Group tour Tel. : +33 (0)8 26 10 42 00 (€0.15/min). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Free entry to Jardin des Plantes, Jardin de l'Ecole de Botanique, Jardin des Iris et des Plantes Vivaces, and the Jardin de Roses et de Roches.
Free for young people and children Under 4s for the Grandes Serres.
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.
Exceptional closure Jardin de Pivoines: temporarily closed. The Grandes Serres will be closed on 25 December 2013 and 1 January 2014.
Opening times Open every day from 7.30am to 8pm in the summer; 8am to 5.30pm in the winter.
For more information, call +33 (0)1 40 79 56 01
The Jardin de l'Ecole de Botanique and the Jardin de Roses et de Roches: open every day from 7.30am to 8pm in the summer; 8am to 5.30pm in the winter.
Jardin Alpin: open from 1 April to 31 October. Open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4.40pm, Saturday from 1.30pm to 6pm, Sunday and bank holidays from 1.30pm to 6.30pm.
Jardin des Iris et des Plantes Vivaces: open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm.
The Grandes Serres: open in the summer from 10am to 6pm and until 6.30pm on Sundays; in the winter from 10am to 5pm. Closed on Tuesday.
The Grandes Serres are specially opened on 24 December and 31 December 2013. During adverse weather conditions (snow fall, ice, strong winds, heat waves), the Jardin des Plantes and the Grandes Serres can be closed to the general public. Check before arriving.
The Grandes Serres are open on 24 December and 31 December 2013.
Details of opening times The Jardin des Plantes is open every day from 7.30am to 8pm in the summer; 8am to 5.30pm in the winter. For more information, call +33 (0)1 40 79 56 01
Opening of ticket desks NC
Late opening NC
Exceptional opening 1 January, Easter, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, 8 May, Whitsuntide, Whit Monday, 14 July, 15 August, 1 November, 11 November, 25 December