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Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes

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We like zoos and visited them in almost every place we go. Menagerie left us with sad feeling as... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Petite zoo in heart of Paris

It’s the second oldest zoo in the world. If it’s not to hot there is lots to do. There is the zoo... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
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A small zoo located within the Jardin des Plantes.
57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
Quartier Latin
+33 1 40 79 37 94
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited during a holiday to Paris in August. We visited two zoos and two aquariums during our visit and this was my favourite out of them all! The is smaller than the larger Paris Zoo but also cheaper, and as young adults we received the...More

Thank JodiM1240
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I strolled around the zoo and found it to be pleasant with a wider range of animals than I had expected. I liked the reptile house - small but interesting. Its wonderful to watch children get excited about seeing animals. I liked the tarantula -...More

Thank Redbackspider
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We like zoos and visited them in almost every place we go. Menagerie left us with sad feeling as some of the animals like Orangutans seemed depressed. There is a certain charm to the zoo as it is antique but that comes with the price...More

Thank Loira2016
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Spent a couple of hours at the menagerie. We were there in the morning so it wasn’t too hot, and there were not too many people. The zoo was surprisingly diverse! Lots of exotic, rare animals, including a very nice collection of reptiles and frogs....More

Thank Ruben d
Reviewed 4 August 2018

This small zoo appears to be a century behind the times and although the animals seem healthy a lot of the cages are rusting and look like they are falling apart. Certainly not worth the admission fee.

Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We visited this zoo and thought it was very well done. Don’t listen to the people who said animals were in small enclosures. They were very adequate. Some animals at the LA Zoo (where we are from) are smaller! I was surprised to see the...More

Thank 1234kidsintow
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

I wish I hadn't brought a ticket to the zoo. I left there feeling depressed. The zoo is set in lovely grounds, - but that's all that is good about it. A few of the cages seemed empty (which is actually a good thing). The...More

Thank GreenwoodEsther
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

It’s the second oldest zoo in the world. If it’s not to hot there is lots to do. There is the zoo itself and the dinosaur exhibit and close by is the floral atrium. The animal exhibits were clean and well maintained. Animals looked healthy...More

Thank westjetjoe
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Absolutely disgusted at the condition of this zoo. I understand the charm of trying to maintain the look of a old zoo but the enclosures are too small for many of the animals and many that we saw showed signs of mange and were bored...More

2  Thank MeganT1879
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Based upon several visits with my wife, ignore any negative reviews of this small, old, very interesting Paris zoo. Before going, research the location and the history of the zoo on the web. The Menagerie is unique. Very Parisian! You should not compare it to...More

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Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life,
architectural splendor and ongoing merriment. The
small streets are filled with classical buildings,
student bars and lively eateries while the squares are
dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined
by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin
once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which
celebrates the great men and women of France. During
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7 July 2017|
Response from MZTParis | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, do not know. But there are several museums to visit, each with its own entry fee.
John R
7 August 2016|
Response from Andy K | Reviewed this property |
The gardens are free but you pay to get into the zoo. There is also an orchid house which you can pay to get into.