Parc Zoologique de Paris, visiteur devant les Manchots de Humboldt, 2017.

Parc Zoologique de Paris

Set in the heart of the Bois de Vincennes, the Paris Zoological Park offers a new zoo concept that provides an incredible escape into the animal kingdom and its rich biodiversity.

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Description

NEWS 2022: Throughout the year, the Parc Zoologique de Paris invites you to take part in numerous events. The rhinoceros, an endangered animal, is the focus of special attention with themed events including a free weekend for under 13s on 19 and 20 March. Also discover the Sunday at the Zoo from March 27th to November 6th with sensory experiences adapted to all ages, from babies to adults. In the summer, the park will be holding its Thursday nocturnes from 23 June to 11 August to enjoy the sunset over a drink before taking part in the Silent zoo during which, equipped with headphones playing DJ music, you can stroll through the park's alleys… in silence. On 31 October, the traditional Chill Day will be held for a special Halloween for scary animals. A tempting programme!

Far from the era when tigers and lions were kept as curiosities in microscopic cages, the new Parc Zoologique de Paris (formerly known as the Vincennes Zoo) is conceived around philosophies of animal welfare, conservation and preservation of biodiversity.

Visitors are immediately immersed into the animals’ natural environments. The zoo’s four-kilometre itinerary travels through five biozones – the Sahel-Sudan savannah; the rocky coast and pampas of Patagonia; the great European coniferous forests; the tropical climates of Guyana; and the ecosystem of Madagascar. In total, the zoo houses around 2,000 animals, from roughly 180 different species.

Alongside emblematic creatures like giraffes, wolves, lions and white rhinos, there are also lesser-known animals, including manatees and wolverines. Plus an exceptional array of endangered species, from the Madagascar Tree Boa to the scimitar-horned oryx and Grévy’s zebra – all of which allow you to take a world tour at the gateway to Paris.

Discoveries for all the senses

Put on glasses to see like a carnivore, walk barefoot on terrains similar to those in the enclosures… To complement your visit, the Paris Zoological Park offers twelve quirky and fun sensorial expériences that allow you to get closer to the animals, while learning at the same time.

Awaken your senses and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of each biozone through the sounds and smells specific to each ecosystem. The SenS'ationnels installations highlight the sensory capacities of different species according to their habitat: balance in pumas, infrasound in giraffes or vibrissae in sea lions.

And all year round, enjoy the activities offered for the whole family. Attend animal feeding sessions, follow the work of the trainers and discover the secrets of some of the species at the "Rendez-vous sauvages" (be careful, places are limited).
In terms of relaxation, the zoo includes a picnic area, two restaurants and four food stands, children’s pushchairs for hire and a souvenir shop.

Discover the Parc Zoologique de Paris through one of the treasure hunts in the Paris Region Adventures application specially designed for families and downloadable free of charge.

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Community facilities

Access and contact

croisement de l’avenue Daumesnil et de la route de la Ceinture du Lac
75012 Paris 12ème

Métro : Line 8, station Porte Dorée : less than 10 minutes walking from the entrance of the zoo Line 1, station Saint-Mandé : 15 minutes walking from the entrance of the zoo Line 1, station Château de Vincennes, then bus 46
Bus : 46, 86 et 325 (stop : Parc Zoologique)
Tramway : line T3 (stop : Porte Dorée)
Vélib and Autolib : stops in front of the entrance of the Parc

Days and opening hours

From 2803 to 30/04/2022, daily.
From 01/05 to 31/08/2022, daily between 9.30 am and 8.30 pm.

Prices

  • From 01/05 to 31/08/2021 Adult: 20 € (From 13 years old) Child: 15 € (from 3 to 12 years old) Group adults: 17 € (Rate 13 years and older on reservation only) Group children: 15 € (Rate 3-12 years old on reservation only).
    From 01/09 to 10/10/2021 Adult: 20 € (From 13 years old) Child: 15 € (from 3 to 12 years old) Group adults: 17 € (Rate 13 years and older on reservation only) Group children: 15 € (Rate 3-12 years old on reservation only).
    From 11/10/2021 to 27/03/2022 Adult: 20 € (From 13 years old) Child: 15 € (from 3 to 12 years old) Group adults: 17 € (Rate 13 years and older on reservation only) Group children: 15 € (Rate 3-12 years old on reservation only).
    From 2803 to 29/04/2022 Adult: 20 € (From 13 years old) Child: 15 € (from 3 to 12 years old).
    Group rate available for > 20 people.
    Free of charge: under 3 years old, handicapped person and his/her companion.

Facility

  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant

Services

  • Educational visits
  • Shop
  • Restaurant
  • Fast food

Activities

  • Activity

Tour

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Guided tour languages

  • English
  • French

Documentation languages (home)

  • French

Bulletin board languages

  • English
  • French

Single mean time tour

180 mins

Single services tour

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request
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Accessibility

  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Visual disability
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Site, building totally accessible
  • Magnetic loop available at the reception
  • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
The zoological park is 100% accessible for visitors in weelchairs.
Wellchairs loaning are available at the entrance of the park.
Visit, adult and children audioguides and multimedia guides are aivailable in French Sign Language.