It is believed that“When you see a garden, you see a culture”. A visit to Paris would not be complete if you just sit in the rooms of the hotels in Paris or go for regular sightseeing. The trip will be complete if you don’t have the opportunity to have a visit to the Jardin des Plantes Menagerie.
This Jardin des Plantes Menagerie is actually a botanical garden with a zoo in its area and a great place for the people who either have some interest in the animals or on the plant kingdom. It is the foremost and therefore the oldest public zoological or botanical garden in the whole world. The zoo is positioned directly next to the Seine in the central part of Paris.
The place of the Jardin des Plantes is a perfect place for all of them who have much interest or admiration for the natural surroundings along with the desire to understand the science behind them all. Jardin des Plantes has the most expansive gardens which display innumerable varieties of the plant kingdom, which includes the tropical plants in them as well. It was opened as the medicinal plant garden for the king of France.
An enriching experience which will definitely capture your mind and senses. Admission to the gardens is absolutely free of cost; hence one just can have the opportunity to have the enlightening experience of all the natural and scenic beauty of the place. However there is a little amount of entrance fee meant for the entrance to the museum in Jardin des Plantes.
The increasing variety of species of the plants or animals in Jardin des Plantes was mostly the outcome of the travelling researchers of France, the colonial officials as well as the donations from several private individuals, which explains the detail that the plants or animals in the Jardine des Plantes were not restricted to the limited French species.
The main attractions of the place include places such as the Rotonde, or the elephant house that was added to the fundamental enclosures in 1804. The bear ditch, Fauverie (or the Cat House) or predator enclosure, the Grande Volieren (or the bird house) enclosure, the Singerie (or the Monkey House), the reptile house, the Porcupines, and classicist (the gallery-like buildings) are some of the best attractions of the place along with the Valée Suisse, the famous romantic garden.
Several travel firms as well as Paris hotels offer the packages for the stay and sightseeing in Paris including a visit to the Jardin des Plantes. You can go through the catalogue for further details.