The Paris Botanical Garden, founded as the royal medicinal garden in 1626 by King Louis XIII's doctor, contains over 10,000 species. The grounds also include a small zoo known as La Ménagerie, and the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, which includes the recently renovated Grande Galerie de l'Evolution (where you can see thousands of naturalized animals from all over the world) and the 'Galerie de paléontologie et d'anatomie comparée' (same thing but with skeletons).
57 Rue Cuvier, Paris, France
Nearest Transit: Quai de la Rapée (Line No. 5)
+33 1 40 79 30
Jardin des Plantes and Nearby Attractions on Map
La Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Richelieu(3 km)
The National Library, intended to be the repository of all that is published in France, preserves collections of historic documents of both French and international origin.
Atelier Brancusi(1.8 km)
Atelier Brancusi is a recreation of sculptor Constantin Brancusi’s studio, displaying his works in the same layout in which he had bequeathed his 15th arrondissement apartment at 11 impasse Ronsin to the French government.
Luxembourg Gardens(1.6 km)
The Jardin du Luxembourg is a formal French garden with lush lawns, tree-lined promenades, terraces, chestnut groves, and ponds over an area of 23 hectares.
St. Etienne du Mont(1 km)
Eglise Saint Nicolas du Chardonnet(0.9 km)
A controversial church serving as de facto headquarters of the arch-traditionalist Society of Saint Pius X, who occupied the church in 1977 and have ignored subsequent eviction orders.
Eglise Saint-Etienne-du-Mont(1 km)
Palais du Luxembourg(1.8 km)
A richly decorated palace built for Marie de Medici in the early 17th century, currently the French Senate.
Place des Vosges(1.2 km)
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