The Jardin des Plantes in Paris, Episode 392

Categories: Family Travel, Paris

This episode features our frequent and very popular guest Elyse Rivin. If you enjoy her episodes, please consider supporting her on Patreon.

The Jardin des Plantes in Paris is one of the most wonderful places to visit with kids of all ages. Translated literally, it mean botanical garden. But there is a lot more to it than your average botanical garden. The Jardin des Plantes is a major institution in Paris and encompasses the Gallery of Evolution, the Mineralogy area, the Palaeontology area, the Greenhouses, and a Zoo!

It is located in the Latin Quarter sandwiched between the Seine and the Paris Grand Mosque. Check on what special exhibits are going on by visiting



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Discussed in this Episode

  • Grande Galerie de l'Evolution = Gallery of Evolution
  • Galerie de Mineralogie et Geologie = Mineralogy and Geology Gallery
  • Galerie de Paleontologie et d'Anatomie Comparée = Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy Gallery
  • Serres du Jardin des Plantes = Greenhouses
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Different varieties of the same bird in the Gallerie de l'Evolution in the Jardin des Plantes in Paris
The same species of bird adapted to different climates shown side by site in the Grande Gallerie de l'Evolution.
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Categories: Family Travel, Paris