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Parc Zoologique de Paris

Croisement Avenue Daumesnil Et Route de Ceinture du Lac | 12e, Paris, France
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Ranked #592 of 733 attractions in Paris
Type: Zoos
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Modern and clean zoo. I guess maintenance is not cheap especially after the renovation. However, entrance fee is high. 22 euros for a adult is too much. We visited zoo this month on hot sunny day with 2 toddlers. We struggled to find place in shade so as other visitors. Few picnic areas not shaded and quite small for a... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Visited on a sunny day of July. Was expected to see modern zoo. Was mostly unsurprising except for the high price and the limited choice of animals to observe. Not even a decent picnic area. 22 euro per adult for a tour completed in 1 hour or so. By comparison lyon's Tete d'or ménagerie is free And as enjoyable. A... More

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Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I visited this zoo as a child 35 years ago and when I heard about the end of the renovation after 3 years, I decided to bring my daughter (and wife) to experience this brand new ZOO and I was not disappointed. Everything was just perfect, the animals close enough to be seen by the kids, educational spot allowing to... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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269 reviews 269 reviews
68 attraction reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is not a great zoo and I doubt it would show up on a top ranking list. But it makes a nice stop (maybe two hours max) for zoo enthusiasts and for those traveling with children. For the past six years, the zoo has been closed and undergoing renovations. It reopened this past April and I made it a... More

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Paris, France
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

22€ charge per adult to see very few and uninteresting animals : not woth a visit ! no seats in the shade; no ice cream at the restaurant... Avoid this tourist trap forthe time being... should impoved by mid june 2016

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Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Nice zoo, a lot of different animals, all of them are very good looking. Another great exprrience is to visit the park in which the zoo is, very good place.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Obviously a very old zoo in the centre of a large city is going to have disadvantages, but I was very disappointed in Paris zoo and felt quite depressed when I left. To be fair, the animals all seemed to be in good condition but the enclosures (apart from the flamingoes') were cramped and bare. The orang utans seemed to... More

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Wodonga, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

When I found out that the zoo would be opening while I was in Paris I was really excited, but in the end I was really disappointed in this zoo. It is very small, which would not be such a bad thing if it was well thought out and provided a positive experience. Instead, there are very few animals and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We had a fun morning at the zoo primarily due to laughing at the lack of animals and wondering why on earth you would only put signs up in French at a tourist attraction that you've just spent a fortune on...hilarious. On a positive note, the walkways are spacious and but viewing areas are cramped when there is actually something... More

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

A bit of a disappointment, almost no animals to be seen. And if they were there, you could hardly see them. Inside the Grand Foliere there you can see a sloth crawling around the ceiling, this was quite spectacular. When it rains there are no places to hide, so don't forget to bring your umbralla.

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