The Jardin des Plantes, in Paris, France, was founded in 1626 when Jean Herouard and Duy de la Brosse, Louis XIII's physicians, were granted permission to develop a royal medicinal herb garden and school of botany.
The property now includes a natural history museum, botanical school, and a zoo. Visitors can traverse the beautiful walkways, view an alpine garden, rose garden, tropical garden, and botanical garden. The statues, water fountains, and flowers make it a lovely place to visit.
The gardens are open daily from 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM. Admission to see the gardens is free, but there is a fee to visit the museum.