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Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes

57, rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France (Panthéon)
+33 1 40 79 37 94
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Ranked #269 of 637 Attractions in Paris
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: A small zoo located within the Jardin des Plantes.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: A small zoo located within the Jardin des Plantes.

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Fort William, Scotland, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This would be a great place to visit, due to the quirky old enclosures and features, if it wasn't for the fact they still keep animals. I thought the conditions were appalling, especially in such a developed wealthy country as France. Such a shame because everything else in the area and Jardin des Plantes is so lovely - the shabbiness... More 

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Church Stretton, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We went to the zoo for the day......it is pretty much full of various different types of goats and goat like animals, with a few birds, monkeys and leopards thrown in. Most of the animals look unhappy and are unrestful and when you look closely at the enclosures its no wonder. I understand that its hard to have big enclosures... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
90 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

... and found it charming, if a little cramped for the animals on display. However, seeing Clouded Leopards and Prezewalski Horses amongst some notable others was quite something; the enclosures may have been small but the beasts looked very well kept. My children were entranced by all they saw - we had just landed in Paris from New Zealand! -... More 

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It was €13 for an adult we missed out all the usual animals such as yaks and camels. Saw the monkeys who were cute, also saw a very sad and bored looking orangutan. Enclosures are all very old and as my husband pointed out hardly any safety glass on the enclosures. Good for something to do if you've had enough... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Our guide book (published May 2014) said it was 8 euros for entry - but it cost 13. Cashier would not give my son discounted ticket for under 26's - he is clearly under 26 but perhaps she has to have ID for everyone). Very small zoo with some sad animals in confined spaces. Good location.

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Nantes, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I did not enjoy the visit to this Zoo: Yes, it is very pretty with its old enclosures and building BUT they are very small and the animals did not look very happy. The building are also in bad condition and the toilets were just disgusting. One of the building was closed completely (Rotonde). I found the information boards about... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This has got to be one of the best family days out, a museum for the grown ups or extremely inquisitive children and a zoo for the little ones and even for the grown ups. I went with some friends after our visit to the museum. At first we were so surprised to see different animals in the same enclosure,... More 

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The third oldest zoo in the world, the Ménagerie du Plantes has preserved a lot of its history. Instead of demolishing old enclosures and building new ones, this zoo got rid of its big species like bears and elephants, and made the enclosures suited for smaller species. You might call the zoo ''ugly'' as it has many old enclosures. But... More 

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London
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279 reviews 279 reviews
65 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a small zoo in Jardin des Plantes- It is one of the oldest in the world and is full of character and elegance. It has been modernised over the years (I first visited when I was a child about 30 years ago... The smelly crocodile house has gone), but is still able to hold a special kind of... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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307 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Intersting range of animals on show. Quite a small little zoo but quite a mix of animals. We enjoyed the reptile house. The crocodile kept my 4 year old amused for some time. The monkeys maybe weren't in the most spacious enclosures, but plenty of enrichment for climbing. Mostly smaller animals being housed.

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