Parc Zoologique de Paris
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 experiences that allow you to get closer to the animals, while learning at the same time.
Also enjoy a program of activities for the whole family throughout the year.
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.
In 2019, the Paris Zoological Park celebrates the 5th anniversary of its reopening with the arrival of two new species in the African biozone. Meerkats and otocyons will join the lions, giraffes and rhinos of the zoo. 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).
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.
Access and contact
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 19⁄05 to 31⁄08, daily between 9.30 am and 8 pm.
From 01/09 to 10/10/2021, daily between 9.30 am and 6 pm.
From 12/10/2021 to 28/03/2022, daily between 10 am and 5 pm.
- 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 28⁄03 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.
- Picnic area
- Educational visits
- Fast food
Guided tour languages
Documentation languages (home)
Bulletin board languages
Single mean time tour180 mins
Single services tour
- Unguided individual tours available permanently
- Guided individual tours on request
- 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
Wellchairs loaning are available at the entrance of the park.