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Le Jardin des Plantes vu depuis le toit de la Grande Galerie de l'Evolution © MNHN - Agnès Iatzoura
Le Jardin des Plantes vu depuis le toit de la Grande Galerie de l'Evolution © MNHN - Agnès Iatzoura

Jardin des Plantes (Garden of Plants)

Practical information

The majority of the Jardin des Plantes site can be accessed by people with reduced mobility.

The pathways within the gardens have a relatively hard sand-based surface and are suitable for wheelchair users. The sand can create dust during very windy weather and becomes slightly sticky in heavy rain.

For visitors who tire easily, there are numerous benches throughout the site.

Two lawns are open to visitors, alongside the fencing (rue Buffon side) and the greenhouses. All other lawns are strictly out of bounds.

The lawns open to visitors are out of bounds during the winter.

If the outside lift is out of order, access to the Grandes serres (Greenhouses) and the Galerie de Botanique (Botanical Gallery) is temporarily unavailable to wheelchair users.

Activities

Individual visitors and families

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

Admission to the Jardin des Plantes for self-guided tours (without a guide) is completely free for all visitors and booking is not necessary.

Groups

Guided tours and workshops are available to groups of visitors with reduced mobility, subject to booking.

Admission to the Jardin des Plantes for self-guided tours (without a guide) is completely free for all visitors and booking is not necessary.

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