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Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes

#221 of 1,169 things to do in Paris Features Animals
57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 40 79 37 94
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Large park with a zoo.

You will enter through a large beautiful garden which you have to walk all the way through to... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Fizz K
via mobile
Enjoyable visit for the children.

Having inflicted churches and art galleries on our children whilst visiting Paris, they were... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Northants, United Kingdom
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A small zoo located within the Jardin des Plantes.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
Quartier Latin
+33 1 40 79 37 94
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

You will enter through a large beautiful garden which you have to walk all the way through to access the zoo. It was a bit hard finding the zoo as signs were confusing and no one seemed to give directions properly either. The zoo is...More

Thank Fizz K
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Having inflicted churches and art galleries on our children whilst visiting Paris, they were pleased to get the chance to visit the "Menagerie" on the last day of our visit. It's only a small zoo but had plenty of animals of interest to keep us...More

Thank NatTrem
Reviewed 30 May 2017

KInda nice little zoo, whit different animals. We ended there by accident (haha we were little lost XD ) Lot to see and it was nice couple hours we spend there. but... i'm horrified whit their animal's space? some animals didn't have much room to...More

Thank pontsi
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This zoo is known as ‘La Ménagerie, Le Zoo du Jardin des Plantes’. This should tell you that it is but a small zoo. In fact, it is a ménagerie, rather than a zoo. And ménagerie translates as ‘small zoo’. However, do not let this...More

Thank MZTParis
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

In this zoo (not the largest one in Paris) you may find a few rare animals, although many of them are not always visible (e.g. The panthères). Some elements, like the vivarium need to get renovated. I think what you can enjoy most is the...More

1  Thank Pavlos_Del
Reviewed 21 April 2017

It's a good zoo, I had a good time, but there are a number things that have prevented me from rating it higher. The positives: I loved all of the signs on native wildlife, the ecological garden is fantastic! The bat roost was my highlight,...More

2  Thank lukeromaine96
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I was so glad to see that the animals are very well treated and they are the priority here, not the visitors (and yes, that's the way it should be !). If you don't see some kind of animal on their habitat the first time,...More

Thank Dr-Leonardo-Amaral
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We decided to visit the Menagerie du Jardin de Plantes with our boy and he had a wonderful time. The are monkeys, gorillas and tiger. He really enjoyed.

Thank Ana Paula M
Reviewed 8 December 2016

For 13 euros i expected to see more. Ok, i understand that it is winter and many animals don't want to be outside, but i think 30%-40% of cages were empty or to be repaired. But it is not so bad, becouse animals i saw...More

1  Thank Dace K
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Classical 19th century zoo architecture with lots of iron bars, but the animals still have enough room. Not over-crowded and without the usual lion-tiger-elephant-giraffe quartet but with the unsual tree kangaroos, Visavayan pigs, Anoa, clouded leopards, Siberian Ibex...

1  Thank De H
Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life,
architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The
small streets are filled with classical buildings,
student bars and lively eateries while the squares are
dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined
by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin
once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which
celebrates the great men and women of France. During
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7 July 2017|
Response from MZTParis | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, do not know. But there are several museums to visit, each with its own entry fee.
John R
7 August 2016|
Response from Andy K | Reviewed this property |
The gardens are free but you pay to get into the zoo. There is also an orchid house which you can pay to get into.