From South America to Asia, from our era to 540 million years back in time, the Grandes Serres at the Jardin des Plantes invite you on a journey through space and time.


The site

The Grandes Serres
Renovated and with a newly designed museography, the Grandes Serres disseminate the most up-to-date knowledge about plants and raise awareness of fragile environments, whilst retaining their air of magic.
Take a walk through the four greenhouses and discover the huge variety of rare and abundant plants and the many astonishing ways in which they adapt to the different environments on land.

On a self-guided tour
There are various themes to explore, such as plant diversity, plants useful to Man, their adaptations to different environments (rainforests, deserts and arid environments), the notion of endemism (New Caledonia) and the History of plants (from when they came out of the water to the appearance of flowers).

Find out more about the Grandes Serres du Jardin des Plantes (Greenhouses)


Plan your visit

General accessibility
The vast majority of the things to see and visit in the Grandes Serres are visual.
Please note: there is no induction loop in the Grandes Serres.

Parking
Individual visitors and families: there is not a visitors’ car park at the Jardin des Plantes, but there are several car parks in the surrounding area:

  • Patriarches car park: 4, Place Bernard Halpern - Paris 5th arrondissement (a 10 minute walk from the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution)
  • Quai d’Austerlitz car park: 29, quai d’Austerlitz - Paris 13th arrondissement (a 20 minute walk from the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution)
  • Austerlitz Verrière car park: 85, quai d’Austerlitz - Paris 13th arrondissement >>Currently closed due to works

Groups: parking allowed by request only for a maximum of two PRM vehicles on the Jardin des Plantes premises. Requests must be made no later than 48 hours before the date of your visit to + 33 (0)805 03 00 15 - reservation.jdp@mnhn.fr

Public transport
Bus: 24, 57, 61, 63, 67, 89 and 91
Batobus: Jardin des Plantes stop
Metro, RER: line 5 Austerlitz (the nearest) – line 7 Censier Daubenton – line 10 Jussieu or Austerlitz (the nearest) - RER C Gare d’Austerlitz
SNCF train station: Gare d’Austerlitz and Gare de Lyon
Transport accessibility information: infomobi.com

Getting here
Access to the Grandes Serres is through the Jardin des Plantes (download map at the bottom of the page).
Nearest entrance: 40, rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire – 75005 Paris

Reception
The reception and cash desk is immediately on your right as you come in, at the top of the stairs.
The staff at the Grandes Serres cash desk do not know the French Sign Language and have not received lip-reading training.
However, they are there to help if you need any information. Please let them know if there is another communication method you could use (writing in a notebook, etc.).
There is no induction loop in the Grandes Serres.

Toilets
There are no toilets in the Grandes Serres.

The nearest toilets are situated in:

  • The Jardin: toilet cubicles at the main entrance to the Ménagerie (download map of the Jardin at the bottom of the page).
  • The Grande Galerie de l’Évolution, in the entrance hall, no ticket required for access.

Food and drink
Several food stands selling sandwiches, drinks and sweets are dotted around the Jardin.
There are several picnic areas with tables and chairs available for visitors.
It is possible to have a picnic on the lawn next to the Tropical Greenhouses (visitors are not allowed on the other lawns).
Cafeteria on the first floor of the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution – access with admission ticket specifically for the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution, with a view of the land animals.

Opening times and days
Every day, except Tuesdays and 1st May
In summer: from 10am to 6pm – until 6.30pm on Sundays
In winter: from 10am to 5pmLast admission at 4.15pm.


Events and activities – Prices

Activities for individual visitors and families
To find out the activities available for everyone, download the Jardin des Plantes’s quarterly brochure at the bottom of the page.
Please note: the activities for everyone are not translated into Sign Languages or written down, unless otherwise specified.

Tickets and reservations for individual visitors and families on self-guided tours
Free admission for disabled visitors coming for an unaccompanied tour (without a guide) and for a companion, upon presentation of proof (disability or priority card).
Any additional companions buy their tickets at the current price.
Booking not required for unaccompanied tours.

Tickets and reservations for individual visitors and families for activities with a guide
Prices for the activities available for everyone vary depend on the type of activity. To find out what they are, download the Jardin des Plantes’s quarterly brochure at the bottom of the page.
Please note: the activities for everyone are not translated into Sign Languages or written down, unless otherwise specified.

Educational activities for groups
No guided tours in the FSL in the Grandes Serres.
Lip-reading tours can be arranged by request.

Tickets and reservations for pre-arranged groups on self-guided tours
Reservation required – Reservations service – Tel. + 33 (0)805 03 00 15 - reservation.jdp@mnhn.fr

Reservations for the Grandes Serres du Jardin des Plantes

  • Less than 10 participants: No reservation required *
  • More than 10 participants: Reservation required – €9 / group

* A headed letter from your institution requesting free admission for a disabled group must be presented at the ticket booth. It is also advisable to let the Jardin des Plantes reception service know in advance that you are coming to the Grande Serres (Tél. +33(0)1 40 79 56 01).

Tickets and reservations for pre-arranged groups on guided tours or for workshops
Reservation required – Reservations service – Tel. + 33 (0)805 03 00 15 - reservation.jdp@mnhn.fr

Less than 10 participants:

  • Duration 1 hour: €7.60 /participant
  • Duration 1 hr 30 mins: €10.10 /participant

10 participants or more:

  • Duration 1 hour: €76 /group
  • Duration 1 hr 30 mins: €101 /group
  • Duration 2 hours: €136 /group

Contact

Jardin des Plantes general reception centre
+33(0)1 40 79 56 01
info-accessibilite@mnhn.fr