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Jardin des Plantes

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"This is a free, massive botanical garden that doesn’t have the hype of the (beautiful!) Jardin de Luxembourg, but is so lovely to visit! It that has tons to do within its realm (many are kid-friendly)! Aside from a free library to visit, there are several paid activities: - Museum of Natural History - The Menagerie (the Zoo) - NOT the same as the Zoological park! - The Grand Gallery of Evolution - The Gallery of Paleontology & Anatomy - Grandes Serres, it looks like a giant greenhouse and you can learn about plant evolution inside Family passes (2 adults, 2 kids) linked below."
"The Jardin des Plantes is a renowned botanical garden, located in the 5th arrondissement. Established in 1635 as a royal medicinal garden, it spans 28 hectares and features a diverse array of plants from around the world. The garden is home to several specialized sections, including an Alpine garden, a rose garden, and extensive greenhouses that house tropical plants. Additionally, the Jardin des Plantes hosts the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, which includes natural history exhibits, a small zoo, and a museum of paleontology. "
"The Jardin des Plantes is a historic botanical garden. Within the garden, you'll find the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (National Museum of Natural History), which houses an extensive collection of specimens, fossils, and exhibits on natural history. The Jardin des Plantes also hosts the Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes, one of the oldest zoos in the world. It's home to a variety of animals, including big cats, primates, and birds."

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