Jardin des Plantes Paris Reviews
Lets take a walk in the garden, the King's Garden! Sep 26, 2012
Jardin des Plantes or originally known as Jardin du Roi is the main botanical garden in Paris. I actually stumble upon this place by chance after visiting the Grand Mosque of Paris & on my way to look for Institut du Monde Arabe.
Paris as in most european cities that I have visited tend to have beautiful lush gardens opened to public for free.
So I decided to read up a bit on this place after the visit:-
This garden was founded in 1626 as a Royal Garden (thus the name Jardin du Roi) but only opened to public in 1640. It is most popular botanical gardens in France with the Museum of Natural History being the most popular reason to visit for visitors. There are 4 galleries within the gardens : the Grande Galerie de l'Évolution, the Mineralogy Museum, the Paleontology Museum and the Entomology Museum. I think there is a fee applicable to enter into some of these Museum. Covering 28 hectares of land, making it one huge garden!
There was no crowd during the afternoon that I was there except for some school children on their excursion. There was no tourist in sight! Most people I came upon were just retirees or people who are interested in plants (maybe they are botanists or just simply people taking a stroll the nature). I am not a big fan of roses but the Rose garden was simply beautiful.
Its really worth the trip to just take a stroll at the garden ground and just breathe the air and enjoy nature.
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