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The Jardin des Plantes neighbourhood is one of the largest in Paris. Indeed, the 18th administrative district of Paris, located in the 5th arrondissement, covers 79.8 hectares. To the west, we find the Val de Grâce district, to the north, the Saint-Victor district, to the west, the 4th and 11th arrondissements and to the south, the 13th arrondissement.


To delimit it, we suggest you start at the southwestern intersection of Boulevard de Port-Royal and Rue Pascal. Then, you have to proceed by Rue Mouffetard. When you arrive at Place de la Contrescarpe, turn right on Rue Lacépède, then left on Rue Linné and then immediately right on Rue Cuvier. Although the neighbourhood encompasses part of the Seine, we will stop before reaching the water and turn right on Quai Saint-Bernard. After that, take Boulevard de l’Hôpital, then Boulevard Saint-Marcel and finally take Boulevard de Port-Royal to complete the loop.

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History

Undoubtedly, this district encompasses the entire fantastic Jardin des plantes of Paris. Created in 1626, it is a botanical garden and a research location. Thus, in addition to numerous green spaces, we also find greenhouses, a menagerie, but also the Muséum national d’histoire naturelle (National Museum of Natural History).

That is not all, however, since the Jardin des Plantes neighbourhood also includes many other sub-areas like the Faubourg Saint-Marcel which, for the anecdote, was nicknamed the “suffering suburb” because it was unattractive and very poor. It was not until Haussmann’s major urban planning works that it was completely transformed and given its current prestige.

The historical Faubourg Saint-Médard, which is very popular with tourists, can also be found in this district. Indeed, it met the same fate as the Faubourg Saint-Marcel, but was relatively spared by the destruction caused by the Haussmann urbanisation.

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Cultural sites

  • The Grande mosquée de Paris (Grand Mosque of Paris), which was founded in 1926 and is the oldest mosque in metropolitan France.
  • Église Saint-Médard de Paris (Saint-Médard Church), built between the 15th and 18th centuries.

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Local landmarks

When we talk about the Jardin des Plantes neighbourhood, it is impossible not to mention the large park that occupies a major part of the area. Some people like to come and walk there. However, you should also know that it is a campus dedicated to research. One finds there in particular:

 

  • Ménagerie – The Zoo of the Jardin des Plantes
  • Muséum d’Histoire naturelle: Founded in 1793, it is one of the oldest buildings in the world for education, research and dissemination of naturalist scientific culture. Although it has other sites throughout France, it has thousands of members in Paris (including hundreds of researchers).
  • Labyrinthe du Jardin des Plantes (Labyrinth of the Jardin des Plantes)
  • Galerie de Minéralogie et de Géologie (Gallery of Mineralogy and Geology)
  • Galerie de Paléontologie et d’Anatomie Comparée (Gallery of Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy)

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Parks

  • Jardin des Plantes
  • Square Théodore Monod
  • Square Saint-Médard
  • Square Robert Montagne

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Schools

  • Pierre Alviset Middle School: 88, Rue Monge, 75005 Paris.
    Access via metro line 7 (Censier-Daubenton) and bus line 47 (Censier-Daubenton).
  • Buffon Public Elementary School: 21, Rue Buffon, 75005 Paris.
    Access via metro lines 5 and 10 (Gare Austerlitz), RER line C (Gare d’Austerlitz) and bus lines 24 and 89 (Buffon-Jardin des Plantes).
  • Buffon Nursery School: 15, Bis Rue Buffon, 75005 Paris.
    Access via metro lines 5 and 10 (Gare Austerlitz), RER line C (Gare d’Austerlitz) and bus lines 24 and 89 (Buffon-Jardin des Plantes).
  • Montessori Kids Private Primary School: 28, Rue du Fer à Moulin, 75005 Paris.
    Access via metro line 7 (Censier-Daubenton) and bus lines 67 (Saint-Marcel – Jeanne d’Arc) and 91 (Les Gobelins).

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Nearby transportation

Métro      Métro - Ligne 5  Métro - Ligne 7  Métro - Ligne 10

      RER - Ligne C

Bus      Bus - Ligne 24  Bus - Ligne 27  Bus - Ligne 47  Bus - Ligne 67  Bus - Ligne 89

Properties for sale / rental in the neighbourhood

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Near the Panthéon and Place de la Contrescarpe. A bright 34 sqm studio apartment. Renovate (...)
34 m2
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Near the Panthéon and Place de la Contrescarpe. A bright 34 sqm studio apartment. Renovate (...)
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Face to Ile Saint Louis, boulevard Saint Germain, near the Seine. A 118 sqm 4/5 -room apar (...)
118 m2
1 660 000 €
Face to Ile Saint Louis, boulevard Saint Germain, near the Seine. A 118 sqm 4/5 -room apar (...)
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Mouffetard neighbourhood, 5th District – A renovated 2-room apartment rented unfurnished R (...)
51 m2
1 920 € CCper month
Mouffetard neighbourhood, 5th District – A renovated 2-room apartment rented unfurnished R (...)
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