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Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes

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57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 40 79 37 94
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This zoo should be closed

Absolutely disgusted at the condition of this zoo. I understand the charm of trying to maintain the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Megan T
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Lovely Paris Venue

Based upon several visits with my wife, ignore any negative reviews of this small, old, very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A small zoo located within the Jardin des Plantes.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“big cats” (14 reviews)
“rare animals” (4 reviews)
“monkey house” (4 reviews)
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57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
Quartier Latin
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+33 1 40 79 37 94
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"pink flamingos"
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"interesting animals"
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"afternoon visit"
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"small collection"
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"great for kids"
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"other attractions"
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank Megan T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank JeffreyN
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went in with the hopes of having an enjoyable stroll in the lovely gardens whilst seeing some unusual animals, but just left heartbroken and sad. Facilities are looking a little worn, enclosures are far too small and most of the animals looked borderline depressed....More

Thank Mickaela P
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Tucked away in one of the parks in Paris is this small zoo, while it does need an upgrade (and ideally larger enclosures for the big cats), it is a lovely place to visit and most animals look healthy and have varied enclosures (especially the...More

Thank Daniel U
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Our grandson (11 years old with special needs) seemed to enjoy our afternoon here more than any other parts of our trip, with the possible exception of lunch at the Eiffel Tower. It is a small collection, but with lots of creepy-crawlies and interesting birds....More

Thank Doug B
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

It is a small zoo in the place of former royal menajerie. The variety of animals is not very big, but the place is ok if you are anyhow visiting Jardin des Plantes. Unfortunatelly since the place is old the cages are quite worned out...More

Thank aura m
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Despite being relatively small, this zoo features quite a lot of species from various climate zones, including rare (I think) red pandas. The zoo is well organized and would entertain you for 1.5-2 hours.

Thank Rolshchikov-Dmitry
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

A small city based zoo in the middle of a park. Some rare animals to see, and a variety of different indoor enclosures. Lots of young families were there, mid week not overly busy. Really helpful staff, and a little cafe (outdoors) in the zoo...More

Thank rebekah901
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Good way to spend a few hours, 13 Euro per adult is a reasonable price, big cats are amazing to see so close as are the red pandas. Worth a visit if in the area.

Thank Stacey-marie J
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

I spent a nice hour or so with my two-year-old wandering around this cool wee zoo in Paris. The big cats were a particular highlight, along with the reptile rooms, Bolivian monkeys, pink flamingos, red pandas and a few random and unexpected animals from around...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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paconley05
7 July 2017|
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Response from MZTParis | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, do not know. But there are several museums to visit, each with its own entry fee.
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John R
7 August 2016|
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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.
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