Illuminated Species event at the Jardin des Plantes

Illuminated Species event at the Jardin des Plantes
The Christmas lights of Paris are always wonderful to behold. There are beautiful displays right across the city in different shop windows, along with vast avenues and in city parks. One of the must-see illumination events this holiday season is the Illuminated Species event at the Jardin des Plantes.
The gardens alongside this infamous establishment will play host to some stunning sculptures of different animals. Visitors can wind their way through the gardens, following the glow of different species. There is a focus on animals that are at risk, so some of the creatures may be a little unexpected. 

This experience runs every night over the festive period – with the exception of Christmas Eve – and promises to offer some great memories for all the family. There is also a late closing time in the garden so couples can enjoy a stroll at a quieter time. Whenever you visit the illuminations, it is sure to be magical.

Useful information


From 16 November 2018 to 15 January 2019


Opening hours

From 6 pm to 11 pm

Last admission: 10 pm

Closed on 24 December



Jardin des Plantes (Garden of Plants)

Entrance : 2 place Valhubert, Paris 5e