jardin des plantes
57 rue cuvier
METRO: Austerlitz (lines 5, 10) and jussieu (lines 7, 10)
Admission free for the museums, gardens are free
The city's main botanical garden and natural museums are also the final resting place for three famous French scientists: the remains of botanist Guy de la Brosse (1586-1641) is in the vestibule of the Zoology galleries, naturalist Georges-Louis Buffon's (1707-1788) brain is interred in the base of the large statue in the gardens), and naturalist Louis Daubenton (1716-1799) has a column rising up over his remains.
Two main entrances: one off of rue Geoffroy Saint-Hillaire and the other off of Quai Saint-Bernard.
Inside the museums only.