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Jardin des Plantes

L9 57 Rue Cuvier/2 Rue Buffon 75005 § 01 40 79 56 01 q Jussieu, Austerlitz # 7:30am–8pm daily (8am–5:30pm winter)

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t People enjoying a stroll on a spring day in the Jardin des Plantes

A treasure to locals in the 5th arrondissement, the Jardin des Plantes comprises a museum, a zoo, botanical gardens, a science lab and a university research centre. Previously known as the Jardin du Roi, it started life as a medicinal herb garden created by Guy de la Brosse and Jean Hérouard, King Louis XIII’s physicians, in 1626. After opening ...

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