This botanical garden is the work of 16th century botanists. In 1577 the apothecary Nicolas Houel founded the Maison de la Charité Chrétienne (House of Christian Charity) with a "garden of simple plants", the first botanical gardens in Paris. By 1624 more than one thousand species were cultivated here.

rue Cuvier
75005 Paris

Métro :Jussieu, Gare d'Austerlitz, Monge, Censier

 

Located in Paris on the left bank, this wonderful municipal garden is a pleasant place to stroll and relax between visits to the Louvre or Eiffel Tower. You can sit on a bench and "people watch" for hours surrounded by nice plantings of annuals and perennials.

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