For the second year running, the famous Jardin des Plantes in Paris has introduced evening walks through its beautiful gardens. Jardin des Plantes is famous for its magnificent collection of flora from every corner of the world. And what’s more, your kids will be mesmerised by the gigantic animal models adorned with incredible lighting effects. Octopus, Flamingos and Lobsters: your family will love seeing these exotic animals from a unique perspective.

2019 Exhibition Theme: Oceans

This year, the venue is paying tribute to the wonderful world of Oceans. The Océan en voie d’Illumination exhibition starts from place Valhubert. Along the way you can admire amazing sculptures of sea life which live all over the planet, from tropical oceans to Arctic ice caps. The original, illuminated sculptures include a giant squid, a clownfish and an orca, as well as giant turtles and the famous white shark.

Jardin des Plantes - Illumination
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This exhibition is running from 18 November 2019 until 19 January 2020. You have to pre-book your ticket online with allocated time slots from 6pm until 9.30pm. Although we can’t imagine many families with young children would be brave enough to book the 9.30pm slot…. This is probably why from Monday to Thursday (excluding school holidays) the 9.30pm slot is reduced to 12€ per person 🙂

Please note that the exhibition is closed on the evening of the 24 and 31 of December.

An innovative way to explore the Jardin des Plantes

In addition to its beautiful displays, the Jardin des Plantes offers several places to grab a quick dinner amongst the foliage. So there’s no need to rush your visit if your little ones have the munchies.

So don’t miss out this extraordinary evening out with your children in Paris. And let’s explore the magical world of our Oceans.

BabyBreaks Tips: During the day from 9am until 5pm, your family can visit the Zoo of the Jardin des Plantes. Your little ones are sure to love this small menagerie, where they can get close to an amazing array of species from red pandas, to snow leopards, orangutans and tree kangaroos.

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