Parc Zoologique de Paris, girafes d'Afrique de l'Ouest, 2014

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

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).

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 01/05 to 31/08/2019, daily between 9.30 am and 8.30 pm.

From 01/09 to 26/10/2019, daily between 9.30 am and 6 pm. From 9:30 to 19:30 on weekends, public holidays, and school holidays (all zones).

From 27/10/2019 to 28/03/2020 between 10 am and 5 pm. Closed on Tuesday. Cloed on Tuesday except during school holidays (all zones) ans public holidays.

From 2903 to 30/04/2020, daily between 9.30 am and 6 pm. From 9:30 to 19:30 on weekends, public holidays, and school holidays (all zones).

Facility

  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant

Services

  • Educational visits
  • Shop
  • Restaurant
  • Fast food
  • Leisure Center

Activities

  • Activity

Tour

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Guided tour languages

  • English
  • French

Documentation languages (home)

  • French

Bulletin board languages

  • 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

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Access

Pratical informations

Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
  • pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
Parking
  • reserved and adapted parking space located close to the entrance of the site
  • parking spaces laid out and connected to the road or building by an accessible pathway
Accueil
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • free admission for one accompanying person
  • free admission on presentation of proof of entitlement
  • the accessible entrance is the main entrance
  • the accessible entrance is the secondary entrance (indicated)
  • staff informed or trained
  • specific tariff policy
  • revolving entrance door
  • automatic entrance door
  • manual entrance door
Information
  • accessible information plates
  • all documentation graspable
  • performance room with a reserved space
Vestiaire
  • accessible cloakroom
Équipements
  • multimedia content access system
  • floor-level establishment
  • wheelchair loan
  • seated area available
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • présence d’un lave main dans les sanitaires adaptés
  • accessible communal toilets
  • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the right
  • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the left
Accueil
  • acceo: instant speech transcription and visio-interpretation in French sign language (LSF)
  • reception/information desk equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • reservation/contact via SMS and/or email
  • reservation possible by webcam
Information
  • staff trained in French sign language (LSF)
Signalétique
  • uniform signage to help people find their way around
  • text/image signage
Équipements
  • performance or tour assistance aids
  • visual alarm with flashing light in isolated spaces
  • intercom equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • subtitled audiovisuals
  • visioguide with overlay in French sign language (LSF)
  • subtitled visioguide
Visite
  • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
  • audioguides equipped with induction loops
  • independent visit possible
  • guided tour in French sign language (LSF)
  • guided tour in international sign language (ISL)
  • guided tours with lip reading
  • guided tours with an amplifying device
  • guided tours with a magnetic loop device
Extérieur
  • exterior pathways identifiable by touch
  • exterior pathways visually identifiable
  • exterior lighting control system in communal areas
Accueil
  • interior pathways identifiable by touch
  • interior pathways visually identifiable
Équipements
  • audioguide with description elements
  • audioguide with guidance elements
  • Braille documentation
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • swell paper documentation
  • floor-level establishment
  • offset or no obstacles at face height
  • navigation assistance tool (e.g. map/model - in relief/large characters/contrasting colours)
  • possibility to record conversations and transfer elements onto a tool on loan (mp3, dictaphone)
  • possibility to control the lighting
  • magnifying glass loan
  • glass surfaces identifiable via contrasted elements in relation to the immediate surroundings
  • audiodescription system
Visite
  • Legible information plates
  • specific accessible information plates
  • tactile tour
Extérieur
  • the dangers identified have been addressed
Information
  • brochures/documentations classified by topic
  • simplified adapted documentation (illustration through images, photos, drawings)
Signalétique
  • adapted signage
Visite
  • adapted activities
  • educational workshops
  • specific supervision
  • adapted room cards
  • specific tours
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
Accueil
  • adapted opening hours (morning performances)
  • childcare service
  • family tariffs/free admission for children
Information
  • secure and closed establishment
Vestiaire
  • large lockers or left luggage lockers for pushchairs
  • possibility to leave pushchairs at the cloakroom
Équipements
  • floor-level establishment
  • baby carrier loan
  • pushchair loan
Sanitaires
  • toilet facilities suitable for children (toilet seat and washbasin height)
  • changing table
Visite
  • children's/family applications for the tour
  • audioguides with a children's circuit
  • children's visit booklets/games
  • pushchairs accepted for the tour
  • visioguides with a children's circuit
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
Accueil
  • pets accepted on site and during guided tours
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • reception/information desk equipped with a sound amplification system
Vestiaire
  • cloakroom
Équipements
  • floor-level establishment
  • wheelchair loan
  • magnifying glass loan
  • cane wheelchair loan
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • diagonal support rail to enable the seated person to raise themselves up easily
Visite
  • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
  • audioguides equipped with induction loops
  • Legible information plates
  • Specific accessible information plates (large characters)

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