Animals in Paris

Transport, monuments, hotels, shops ... travelling around Paris with a pet

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There are some places where your pet may not be welcome, or only under certain conditions. In the case of guide dogs for the disabled, however, they are authorized by law in all establishments and modes of transport.

On a lead or in a carry-case, a small animal (no more than 45 cm) is accepted on public transport. Animals are not allowed in food shops. Dog-owners are required to dispose of any deposits left by their pets, otherwise they risk fines of up to €450.

When you make your hotel booking, don’t forget to ask if they are prepared to accept your pet, and if so, subject to which conditions. The charge can vary from hotel to hotel, but usually ranges from €5 to €15 per animal. Be as precise as possible, because a hotel may refuse dogs over a certain size for example. As far as guide-dogs are concerned, they are accepted, by law, in all hotels and may also incur a supplementary charge.

In museums and monuments, only guide dogs for the disabled are accepted.

There are some small parks and gardens that do not allow dogs. You will find a sign confirming this at the entrance. But you can happily gambol with your four-legged friend in the Bois de Boulogne (75016) and Bois de Vincennes (75012) or the Parc des Buttes Chaumont (75019), as long as you keep him on a lead. Some gardens, like the Parc Georges Brassens (75015), provide special circuits for dogs

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