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Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes

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Address: 57, rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 40 79 37 94
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: A small zoo located within the Jardin des Plantes.

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Decent zoo, no big animals

This is a decent zoo in the heart of Paris. You will find many smaller animals here, since the big ones are now at the new Paris Zoo near the Bois de Vincennes. It's a bit too... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Cambridge, Massachusetts

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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Charming little place and it was greatly appreciated to be away from the crowds. The animals were mostly well-kept and seemed lively enough, and we manages to get good views of most. I say 'some' of the animals are well kept because I was surprised to see not only the housing for some was a mess, but a few of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This place is tired and overgrown by plants. It's in desperate need of refurbishment. Some of the animals seem to not get the care they need, and the whole place is quite sad. A total renewal, or shut it down!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a decent zoo in the heart of Paris. You will find many smaller animals here, since the big ones are now at the new Paris Zoo near the Bois de Vincennes. It's a bit too expensive for its size and the variety of the exhibits of inside, but little visitors would certainly enjoy it.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We were visiting the Jardin des Plantes and decided to also go into the zoo. What a delightful place. It is quiet and away from the crowds and sounds of Paris while being right in the middle of it. It is an older zoo but they are trying to improve the enclosures to make them better places for the animals.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

These are animals and not toys. Maybe some of the animals are cute, but the cages are poorly maintained and these animals may not be happy.

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Derby
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

A charming little zoo that we stumbled upon by accident. some of the enclosures are very old and do need some work doing to them. Overall a very peaceful visit. The red pandas were particularly engaging.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

A very old zoo with some very antiquated enclosures but it does have some charm. First time I've ever seen binturongs and the red pandas were entertaining. It is a small place and unless one walks very slowly it's a two hour visit at the most.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Looking through the eyes of an adult, the ‘Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes’ is a below-average city zoo with few remarkeble animals in poorly maintained cages (and too many times just empty ones). Also not really cheap, when compared to other zoos in Europe. But, when travelling with kids, even a below-average zoo can be a relaxing alternative to the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The gardens are very large and I'm sure in the summer are very nice. However the zoo was very poor. It needs a major reconstruction. The big cats although very healthy looking and obviously well looked after are in cages which are not suitable for these animals, there is not enough room for the cats to roam, they were pacing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

You might recognize the tiger''s cage from the Madeline books of Bemelmann. It's a old and charming zoo that is perfect for a casual stroll with a child. The charm might even appeal to older children. In fact, the whole parc is very low key and is energizing. I suggest you consider arriving or leaving by the Batobus which is... More 

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Address: 57, rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 40 79 37 94
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin

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