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Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes

#222 of 1,232 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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Nice small and very old zoo

A lovely place to spend a few hours. This is an old collection of animals but well worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2015
Nottingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Jardin des Plantes - Oasis of peace within Paris

This is a truly beautiful garden, where access is free but you have to pay to visit the menagerie... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2015
Island of Malta, Malta
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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 November 2015 via mobile

A lovely place to spend a few hours. This is an old collection of animals but well worth a visit. The kids will love it. The nearest metros are Jussieu and Gare d'Austerlitz.

2  Thank Johnmhouston
Reviewed 22 September 2015

This is a truly beautiful garden, where access is free but you have to pay to visit the menagerie (small zoo) and greenhouses. We did, and it was worth it, especially the menagerie. A lot of photo opportunities! This is a very old garden and...More

4  Thank rita341
Reviewed 3 September 2015

One of my favorite places in Paris... the natural history museum is a must, especially the evolution of the animals exhibit! The zoo was definitely more run down since I last visited, but still small and lovely.

1  Thank Sara R
Reviewed 12 August 2015

The zoo is ok, but not more, it is an average zoo. If you combine it with the botanic garden it is worth a visit.

1  Thank Ron70G
Reviewed 9 August 2015

We were expecting a small collection, as the name is Le menagerie - but were very impressed with the number of exhibits & the information presented. Absolutely loved the orangutans - we watched one build a hammock with her sheet by tying it to the...More

1  Thank Erigann
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Absolutely appalling conditions , animals going mental in small enclosures. I was traumatised as was my son the worst place i have ever seen in my life

2  Thank Mcuna
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Charming little place and it was greatly appreciated to be away from the crowds. The animals were mostly well-kept and seemed lively enough, and we manages to get good views of most. I say 'some' of the animals are well kept because I was surprised...More

1  Thank Ben F
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

This place is tired and overgrown by plants. It's in desperate need of refurbishment. Some of the animals seem to not get the care they need, and the whole place is quite sad. A total renewal, or shut it down!

Thank Kenneth O
Reviewed 9 July 2015

This is a decent zoo in the heart of Paris. You will find many smaller animals here, since the big ones are now at the new Paris Zoo near the Bois de Vincennes. It's a bit too expensive for its size and the variety of...More

Thank SBayoumi
Reviewed 28 June 2015

We were visiting the Jardin des Plantes and decided to also go into the zoo. What a delightful place. It is quiet and away from the crowds and sounds of Paris while being right in the middle of it. It is an older zoo but...More

Thank Lori C
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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6 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.