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The exterior of the grande galerie de l’Évolution(‘Gallery of Evolution’). Drawing plans byarchitect Louis-Jules André, 1889, when it still wasnamed galerie de Zoologie (‘Gallery of Zoology’).
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The Jardin des plantes maintains a botanical school, which trains botanists, constructs demonstration gardens, and exchanges seeds to maintain biotic diversity. About 4,500 plants are arranged by family on a one hectare (10,000 m²) plot. Three hectares are devoted to horticultural displays of decorative plants. An Alpine garden has 3,000 species with world-wide representation. Specialized buildings, such as a large Art Deco winter garden, and Mexican and Australian hothouses display regional plants, not native to France. The Rose Garden, created in 1990, has hundreds of species of roses and rose trees.
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No parking here due to renovation work underway at the Gare d’Austerlitz.
Since March 24, 1993, the entire garden and its contained buildings, archives, libraries, greenhouses, ménagerie (which is a zoo), works of art and specimens’ collection are classified as a national historical landmark in France (labelled monument historique).
The Comte de Buffon became the curator in 1739 and he expanded the gardens greatly, adding a maze, the labyrinth, which remains today. In 1792 the Royal Menagerie was moved to the gardens from Versailles.
The Nouvelle Calédonie’s Hothouse built (1834–36) by Charles Rohault de Fleury, an early example of French glass and metal architecture
The Jardin des plantes (French pronunciation: [ʒaʁdɛ̃ dɛ plɑ̃t]; French for ‘Garden of the Plants’), also known as the jardin des plantes de Paris when distinguished from other jardins des plantes in other cities, is the main botanical garden in France. The term Jardin des plantes is the official name in the present day, but it is in fact an elliptical form of Jardin royal des plantes médicinales (‘Royal Garden of the Medicinal Plants’, which is related to the original purpose of the garden, back in the 17th century). Headquarters of the Muséum national d’histoire naturelle (the French National Museum of Natural History), the Jardin des plantes is situated in the 5ème arrondissement, Paris, on the left bank of the river Seine, and covers 28 hectares (280,000 m²).
Located near the Métro stations: Quai de la Rapée, Jussieu, Place Monge and Gare d’Austerlitz. See also List of botanical gardens in France Gallery
Place Valhubert 75005 Paris Tel.. +33 (0) 1 40 79 56 01 [email protected] http://www.jardindesplantes.fr
A nature retreat in the centre of Paris, a botanical garden at the cutting edge of research, and a living testimony to history, the Jardin des Plantes is a 400-year-old garden of science. Its mission is to gather and study plant collections and to welcome the public.
Thanks to its plant and flower beds, remarkable trees, statues and pathways, it offers visitors a diverse, well-tended stroll, with mysterious surprises at every turn! Amble at leisure over 2.5 hectares of French Gardens, follow a guide through the world’s mountainous regions, take a botany workshop, discover remarkable historic trees such as our 315-year-old pistachio tree, and generally enjoy an aesthetic, sensory-rich experience.
In this green setting, cultural sites dedicated to nature and showcasing the Museum’s exceptional heritage collections can be discovered at the bend of the paths : Historical galleries (museums) that present the issues of biodiversity and geodiversity (the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution, the Galerie de Paléontologie et d’Anatomie comparée and the Galerie de Minéralogie et de Géologie); the Ménagerie, the Jardin des Plantes zoo ; the Grandes Serres, which host the tropics in Paris
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The grounds of the Jardin des plantes include four buildings containing exhibited specimens. These buildings are officially considered as museums following the French law (they are labelled musée de France) and the French Museum of Natural History calls them galeries (French for ‘galleries’):
Le Jardin des Plantes – Muséum national d’histoire naturelle
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The grande galerie de l’Évolution (‘Gallery of Evolution’) was inaugurated in 1889 as the galerie de Zoologie (‘Gallery of Zoology’). In 1994 the gallery was renamed with its current name, grande galerie de l’Évolution, and its exhibited specimens were completely reorganised so that the visitor is oriented by the common thread of the evolution as the major subject treated by the gallery.
The galerie de Minéralogie et de Géologie (‘Gallery of Mineralogy and Geology’), a mineralogy museum, built as of 1833, inaugurated in 1837. The galerie de Paléontologie et d’Anatomie comparée (‘Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy’), a comparative anatomy museum in the ground floor and a paleontology museum in the first and second floors.
The building was inaugurated in 1898. The galerie de Botanique (‘Gallery of Botany’), inaugurated in 1935 thanks to funds provided by the Rockefeller Foundation, contains botany laboratories and the French Muséum’s National Herbarium (the biggest in the world with a collection of almost 8 million samples of plants).
The building also contains a small permanent exhibition about botany.
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The holdings include 6,963 specimens of the herbarium collection of Joseph Tournefort, donated on his death to the Jardin du Roi.
Park, garden, promenade in the same arrondissement: 5th arrondissement
In addition to the gardens and the galleries, there is also a small zoo, the ménagerie du Jardin des plantes, founded in 1795 by Bernardin de Saint-Pierre from animals of the ménagerie royale de Versailles, the menagerie at Versailles, dismantled during the French Revolution.
Founded in 1626, the garden was not planted by Guy de La Brosse, Louis XIII’s physician, until 1635 as a medicinal herb garden. It was originally known as the Jardin du Roi. In 1640 it opened to the public. After a period of decline, Jean-Baptiste Colbert took administrative control of the gardens. Dr. Guy-Crescent Fagon was appointed in 1693, and he surrounded himself with a team of experienced botanists, including Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, Antoine de Jussieu, Antoine Laurent de Jussieu and his son Adrien-Henri.
-Physical disability: the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution and the Galerie des Enfants are accessible to visitors in wheelchairs with adapted toilets. The height of furniture and machines has been well thought out.
No access to the Galerie de Paléontologie and Galerie d’Anatomie Comparée. Some others sites in the museum are partially accessible with an accompanying person (Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes). -All disabilities: permanent exhibitions are free (except for tactile visits), guided tours, workshops with speakers.
Guided tours and workshops are specially designed using pedagogical materials to suit the different publics. Audio guides and adapted routes can be downloaded at http://www.museesenliberte.fr/index.php -Visual impairment: in the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution, a tactile tour enables the visitor to discover some 15 animal sculptures in bronze.
Descriptions are in contrasting colours, large characters and relief are used. -Audio impairment: guided tours and workshops in French Sign Language, lead by deaf speakers. All multimedia and video material, including in the language spoken, are subtitled in French and English and translated into French Sign Language.
Find out more at: http://www.mnhn.fr/le-museum/ (click on the top right) Contact: [email protected] Wheelchair loan on +33 (0)1 40 79 54 79 (for the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution, the Galerie des Enfants and the Jardin des Plantes).
AnatomieAnimauxAnimaux naturalisésEvolutionFossilesMinérauxPlantesPlantes tropicalesSciences naturelles
Established 1635 (1635)Location Paris, FranceCoordinates 48°50′38″N 2°21′35″E / 48.84396°N 2.35960°E / 48.84396; 2.35960Type botanical gardenVisitors 1,586,450Public transit access Jussieu Austerlitz Muséum national d’histoire naturelle network
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