La Ménagerie, le zoo du Jardin des plantes - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle

Place Valhubert - 75005 Paris Quartier Latin
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COVID-19: reopening of the Ménagerie on 8 June 2020
Are you looking for a family outing that's both fun and educational? Why not visit the Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes?
This zoo, created in 1794 at the heart of the capital in a former royal garden, is one of the oldest zoos in the world when it comes to its architectural heritage. When it was created, it housed the animals from the Ménagerie Royale de Versailles and the animals seized from fairgrounds. Over time, the zoo has evolved; bears, big cats, reptiles and many other animals have come to extend this big family.
With only 5.5 hectares of land to offer to various species, the Ménagerie takes care of small animals and continues to be a place of study and preservation. Visit the monkey and ape enclosure, the big cat enclosure and the vivariums, and take the time to admire some of the animals which are in danger of extinction or which no longer exist in the wild.


Gratuité accordée à la personne handicapée et à son accompagnateur sur présentation d'un justificatif.


Free for under 26 year olds, job seekers, those on French wefare benefits and members of AEZA


Free for under 3s from countries within the European Union


€13. Reduced rate: €10.


Reduced rate from 20 people


Hours vary depending on the season. Opening at 9am. Closed at 5pm, 5.30pm, 6pm or 6.30pm.


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Offer adapted to disabled people
Hearing impairment

- Any disability: permanent exhibitions open to the public (except for tactile tours), guided tours, workshops with lecturers. For the disabled, guided tours and workshops use material and educational resources specifically designed for the public. Audio guides and adapted itineraries can be downloadable from http://www.museesenliberte.fr/index.php.
- Motor disability: entrance on the same level or with sloping plane, reception/cash desk with a low and hollowed-out reception bank in the lower part, adapted sanitary facilities equipped with a transfer bar and a washbasin with a hollowed-out lower part (outside the Menagerie, next to the entrance).
- Visual disability: no obstacles to the face when circulating, "animal" information panels in large print, displayed at a reasonable height.
- Hearing disability: guided tours and workshops in French Sign Language, led by deaf speakers. All multimedia devices and videos including spoken audio language are subtitled in French and English text and translated into French Sign Language. Luminous flashes coupled with an audible fire alarm (where a deaf person may be alone as a toilet facility).
- Mental disability: trained/aware staff, signage that is easy to understand, supervised entrance door, visible from the reception/cash desk.

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Place Valhubert
75005 Paris
Parking lot
Patriarches, 1-5 Rue Daubenton - 75005 Paris
Public transportation
5Gare d'Austerlitz
CParis Austerlitz (Gare d'Austerlitz)
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