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Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes

#227 of 1,248 things to do in Paris
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57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 40 79 37 94
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Really cool little zoo in Jardines des Plantes

I spent a nice hour or so with my two-year-old wandering around this cool wee zoo in Paris. The big... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Great for kids

We had a great time exploring the menagerie. The reptile room was a highlight, as were the big cats... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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A small zoo located within the Jardin des Plantes.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
Quartier Latin
+33 1 40 79 37 94
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I spent a nice hour or so with my two-year-old wandering around this cool wee zoo in Paris. The big cats were a particular highlight, along with the reptile rooms, Bolivian monkeys, pink flamingos, red pandas and a few random and unexpected animals from around...More

Thank Kiwicraig78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time exploring the menagerie. The reptile room was a highlight, as were the big cats and apes. Some more unusual animals too. We spent the morning here before heading for a walk round the gardens.

Thank Lovek75
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the zoo on a Monday in mid October after walking through the park. We were a little hesitant after reading the TA reviews about the well being of the animals however, on the contrary, I thought the zoo was very well maintained and...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017

Supposed to be one of the oldest zoos. Not bad value. Be sure to check out the Yellow Throated Martens, lovely creatures

Thank 679taylor
Reviewed 18 September 2017

The zoo was surprisingly quiet but had plenty to see and do, especially for youngr children. Good range of species and the animals seemed happy enough, although personally felt some of them could have done with larger enclosures. Well worth a visit and reasonably priced...More

Thank 187dashizzle187
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Small but nicely designed zoo, animals well kept, interesting variety of mammals, birds and reptiles. Cages for big cats could be larger but acceptable. L x.

Thank Louise S
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The Ménagerie is quite small, but it was one of the best zoo visits we've had. In spite of it being on a French school holiday, the place was almost empty, so it felt almost like a private tour. Not a lot of animals, but...More

Thank Lam N
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The zoo is not very big (takes about 2-3 hours to see it all) but it has a lot of species and it’s definitely interesting. Some of the cages were empty and I would say that some of the animals could really use some extra...More

1  Thank andyros2014
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
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
6 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.