Mid last month we had some family visiting who requested we enjoy some garden tours. We’d visited the Monet House, Jardin du Luxembourg and on this particular day, the Jardin des Plantes. Of all the gardens we toured, we decided to top of the day by visiting some bones at the Paleontology Museum? Hence my title…”Let’s add some bones to the garden.”
Normally Paleontology doesn’t interest me but with Justin’s Uncle in tow who is astute and knowledgable in medical & science had me hooked, lined and educated. It turned out that I actually quite enjoyed this visit while mainly appreciating the venerable interior and vintage fixtures. One would see copious amounts of fossils, some oddities in jars of formaldehyde, century old typography and of course prehistoric to modern-day skeletal systems.
For anyone planning a trip to Paris, this charming garden is worth visiting as it offers other areas that could peak your interests such as; the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution, the Mineralogy Museum, the Paleontology Museum and the Entomology Museum. In addition to the gardens there is also a small zoo, Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes.