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Tickets for Ménagerie, Zoo of the Jardin des Plantes: Skip The Line

Meet a cast of endangered species in one of the oldest zoos in the world

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Opening hours
Today:  09:00 - 18:00
Tomorrow:  09:00 - 18:00
Sunday:  09:00 - 18:00
Monday:  09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday:  09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday:  09:00 - 18:00
Thursday:  09:00 - 18:00
  • Meet the menagerie's 1,200 occupants, including 200 tortoises, crocodiles, lizards, and snakes
  • Take the urban biodiversity trail and learn about some of the threats facing biodiversity
  • Witness some of the oldest zoo buildings in the world, from the Bear Pit to the Big Cat House

Flinging open its doors back in 1794, the Ménagerie is one of the oldest zoos in the world! Enter a melting pot of animal-awesomeness, including orangutans, lizards, snakes and more. A fun follow-up to the usual city sights of Paris.

Red pandas, Przewalski horses, Amur and clouded leopards, primates, birds, reptiles and amphibians are all born right here in the center of Paris at the Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes.

Get up close to endangered species (some of which you might not even have heard of!) and look out for special ‘meet the keepers’ events, designed to raise awareness of the threats to our planet's biodiversity.

Find out about breeding programmes for endangered species, and check out those gorgeous Ménagerie buildings, built in the 19th century. There's the Bear Pit (1805), the Rotonde (1802-1812), the Reptile House (1870), and the Great Aviary (1888).

It's eye-opening and ancient, but mostly it's family fun!

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Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes
2 Place Valhubert, 75005, Paris
Additional info

Meet the Keepers events (in French):

  • Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and every day during school holidays
  • Free with your ticket
  • Duration: about 15 minutes
  • The keeper will share interesting facts about the animals
  • Turtle: 11:30. Orangutan: 14:45. Tapir: 15:30. Red panda: 16:15
Dec 1, 2018
Small zoo in the middle of Paris. Not too many animals but their monkeys and Big Cats are quite nice
Mar 1, 2019
Bonne journée pour les enfants mais les cages à l'ancienne sont minuscules, pauvres animaux
Feb 24, 2019
Très facile à commander. Une fois sur place, nous avons montré notre e-ticket et nous sommes passés direct alors qu il y avait une queue de 45mn.
Je recommande.
Feb 24, 2019
Rapide et efficace!
Feb 23, 2019
Parfait nous n'avons eu aucune attente grâce a ces billets.
Feb 23, 2019
Everything OK
Feb 22, 2019
Super visite et enfin un endroit où nous pouvons voir les animaux de près dans des bâtiments d'exception
Nov 3, 2018
Intéressant pour les enfants. Ils ont apprécié la visite auprès de Java et les explications et les adultes aussi.
Oct 27, 2018
Très agréable visite plus particulièrement avec la fauverie qui a beaucoup plu à ma fille et les pandas aussi

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