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Serre des forêts tropicales humides © Manuel Cohen
Serre des forêts tropicales humides © Manuel Cohen

Grandes Serres du Jardin des Plantes (Greenhouses)

Practical information

Even though the area has a relatively simple design (long and narrow building), a carer is recommended to help visitors with intellectual disabilities find their way around the Grandes serres.

Please note:

  • Access to the steps to reach the upper level (serre de Nouvelle-Calédonie - New Caledonia greenhouse) is via the “Rocher” (Rock) entrance, which has a rounded section at face level and sticks out over the path (the Rock is listed as a Historic Monument).
  • The steps themselves have contrasting stair nosings but they are located in a narrow passageway.
  • The handrail alongside the steps incorporates lighting to light up a section of the stairway to compensate for the relative darkness of the passageway.
  • At the top of the steps, there is a passageway that can only be crossed using stepping stones. It is possible to hold onto the handrail to cross, but the area is very dimly-lit.


Individual visitors and families

To find out about the activities on offer, consult the calendar.

Free admission for visitors with disabilities on self-guided tours (without a guide) (without a guide), as well as for their carer, upon presentation of appropriate ID (disability or priority card). Any additional carers must purchase a ticket at the applicable price. No booking required for unguided visits.


No guided tours specifically adapted to the needs of visitors with intellectual disabilities in the Grandes serres. Option to take one of the “standard” guided tours.

To find out more, download the activity programme for groups of visitors with disabilities.