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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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Glomfjord, Norway
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The zoo is ok, but not more, it is an average zoo. If you combine it with the botanic garden it is worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We were expecting a small collection, as the name is Le menagerie - but were very impressed with the number of exhibits & the information presented. Absolutely loved the orangutans - we watched one build a hammock with her sheet by tying it to the roof & then she got in it & swung. It was amazing! We loved seeing... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Absolutely appalling conditions , animals going mental in small enclosures. I was traumatised as was my son the worst place i have ever seen in my life

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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Bergen, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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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 9 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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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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