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At the Jardin des Plantes, creatures large and small live together in harmony.
Come and meet some new animal friends at the world’s second oldest zoo, open since 1794. Each building in the Ménagerie showcases a different architectural style; from cozy log cabins to grand Art Deco constructions of the 20s and 30s, this unique heritage enriches the lush green haven of the zoo.
Today, the Ménagerie in the heart of Paris is home to over 1,200 animals, many of which belong to endangered species.
Among these species facing the threat of extinction are different creatures of all sizes; try and catch a glimpse of our red pandas, our snow leopard and even our white-naped crane! Take an unusual and surprising trip around our wild world in the heart of Paris and meet the 80 keepers who look after the animals every day.
Reservation is MANDATORY for a date and time slot on the site of the Ménagerie, even for those benefiting from free admission (subject to availability). You will receive a gift voucher with instructions on how to book a date and time for your tour.
Free for: children under 3 upon presentation of ID, disabled people and their accompanying person upon presentation of valid ID, people on benefits and their registered dependents upon presentation of valid documents, journalists (French or foreign) upon presentation of press card (showing dates of validity).
Reduced price for EU residents aged 25 and under upon presentation of ID, Pass Education holders, job seekers upon presentation of ID under 6 months old)
Any closures (strikes, public holidays, etc.) and exceptional free admission will not lead to the refund, nor the extension of the duration of tickets.
France’s national Vigipirate security measures are currently in effect, which means increased waiting times at security checks at the entrance to the museum. Please plan ahead for these delays and be aware that priority access may not be guaranteed when the zoo is very busy.
Open every day.
In winter: from 9am to 5pm
In summer: from 9am to 6pm and until 6.30pm on Sundays and public holidays (last entry 45 minutes before closing).
Duration : Valid for one entry