Flying High at the Jardin des Plantes

Flying High at the Jardin des Plantes

Until June 17, 2012, visitors to Paris can catch a unique outdoor exhibit currently showing at the Jardin des Plantes. The exhibit is called ‘L’Oiseau au coeur’ (‘Bird at Heart’), and it features a collection of 40 spectacular photographs of birds from all over France.

This event was created in order to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the LPO, an organization that oversees the protection of wild birds in France. The photographs have been enlarged and mounted on the railings installed throughout the popular Parisian park known as the Jardin des Plantes. This destination is not only a peaceful paradise for those who want to escape after a long day in the city, it is also a place for educational and cultural happenings related to the natural world.

For this reason, it is the perfect location for this outdoor exhibit. Visitors will be able to enjoy these photographs with the sights and sounds of the park’s own resident birds flitting and flying around them.

Families will especially enjoy the park’s atmosphere, and the exhibit provides a chance to introduce children to all different types of wild birds. Birds with colorful plumage, birds of prey, water foul and cold-weather species are all on display in their natural environments. After seeing the photographs, visitors can check out the zoo that is also located in the park. There, they will be able to see real life versions of hundreds of exotic birds.

The exhibition is free, and visitors need only stroll through the Jardin des Plantes in order to find it. For those lucky guests staying at the Hotel de la Tour Maubourg, the Jardin des Plantes is just a few short metro stops away.