The two Jardin des Plantes reception centres are in the Jardin on the Place Valhubert side (Seine) and in the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution. Reception staff are available to answer any questions you may have. You will also find all the information you need to visit the Jardin, the Galleries, the Ménagerie and the Grandes Serres du Jardin (Jardin des Plantes 4-monthly programme, flyers, etc.). The Grande Galerie de l’Évolution reception centre is closed on Tuesdays, the day the Galleries are closed.
Stopping for a rest or a picnic:
Picnic tables are available in the Jardin (Place Valhubert side) for groups and individual visitors, and in the Ménagerie (admission ticket required). Two lawns are available for visitors to use - along the railings (Place Valhubert/Rue Buffon side) and along the greenhouses. The other lawns are out of bounds.
The Les belles plantes restaurant is situated within the Jardin des Plantes (closest entrance: 47, rue Cuvier). Information on 01 40 79 80 72 or on the website www.restaurant-lesbellesplantes.com (private dining by request).
There are three fast food stands in the Jardin: Place Valhubert, in the Ménagerie and near the Grandes Serres.
There is a café area on the 1st floor of the Grande Galerie de l'Évolution, entry with admission ticket only (from 10am to 5pm, closed on Tuesdays). Information on 01 40 79 39 43.
There are 3 shops on the Jardin des Plantes site, one in the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution, in the hall on the right, one in the Galerie d’Anatomie comparée et de Paléontologie in the reception area on the left and one inside the Ménagerie. You can enter the first two without an admission ticket, but you must have an admission ticket for the Ménagerie to enter the third. All of these shops are open during the normal opening times of the Galleries and the Ménagerie.
Lockers / Cloakrooms:
Lockers are available for visitors in the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution and in the Galeries d’Anatomie comparée et de Paléontologie. Please go to the reception desks!
You can contact our booking service by calling 0826 10 42 00 (0,15 euros incl.VAT/min) or by e-mailing this address: firstname.lastname@example.org