Menagerie, the zoo of the garden of plants (queue-free access)
Le zoo du jardin des plantes
JARDIN DES PLANTES
The Menagerie comprises five hectares of land dedicated to nature and wild animals in the heart of …Show more
The Menagerie comprises five hectares of land dedicated to nature and wild animals in the heart of Paris.
Created in 1794, this zoo, one of the oldest in the world, is home to 1,200 animals from 180 species (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and arthropods). In this exceptional environment, the animals live in historic monuments that recount 220 years of the history of zoos.
The enclosures are home to rare small and medium-sized species that are unusual due to their morphology and behaviour, and also face extinction - including, quolls, tenkile and Malayan tapirs; charismatic species that help bring the conservation of biodiversity to the world’s attention - including the orang-utan, the snow leopard, the North-Chinese leopard; and reintroduction programmes for the Przewalski’s horse, the Arabian oryx, the golden lion tamarin, the houbara bustard, the Hawaiian goose and the Rothschild’s mynah.
Visitors come into close contact with the menagerie’s animals in sympathetic surroundings. The well-being of our residents is the primary concern of our keepers, who welcome visitors and introduce our stars, such as Nénette the orang-utan and our red pandas.
Open every day from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. during the week, from 9.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. on Sundays and bank holidays;
The ticket offices close 45 minutes before The Menagerie closes.
Tickets and prices
The ticket is valid for one year as from the date of purchase.
Queue-free access at the central ticket office only.
Free for children under the age of 3, those on income support and disabled people and their carer.