JUNGLE OF PARIS #6: GREENHOUSES OF THE JARDIN DES PLANTES

In our quest to conquer the urban jungles of Paris, we previously visited the lesser-known menagerie at the famous Jardin des Plantes in the 5th arrondissement. But now that spring is seriously being a tease we thought it was time to visit the all-year-round-summer of the Jardin des Plantes and go into the greenhouses to pretend it's already summer. 

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The four greenhouses in the garden each have a theme: tropical rain forests, deserts, New Caledonia (the former French island-colony near Australia), and plant history. 

All the greenhouses are huge and full of a wide array of flowers, and even in these days that are not-quite-yet green the gardens' grounds are beautiful planted with picturesque rows of trees and bushes. 

And if you visit the gardens in the next few weeks, we hear the gorgeous Rose Garden will soon be in bloom! The Jardin des Plantes is easily one of our favorite spots in Paris and one of the very best places in Paris to go to get jungle-inspiration.