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Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes

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Address: 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
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+33 1 40 79 37 94

A small zoo located within the Jardin des Plantes.

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Small Zoo in beautiful place

For 13 euros i expected to see more. Ok, i understand that it is winter and many animals don't want to be outside, but i think 30%-40% of cages were empty or to be repaired. But... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 8, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

For 13 euros i expected to see more. Ok, i understand that it is winter and many animals don't want to be outside, but i think 30%-40% of cages were empty or to be repaired. But it is not so bad, becouse animals i saw were in good shape, seemed enjoy the day. Leopard couple and red pandas just owns... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Classical 19th century zoo architecture with lots of iron bars, but the animals still have enough room. Not over-crowded and without the usual lion-tiger-elephant-giraffe quartet but with the unsual tree kangaroos, Visavayan pigs, Anoa, clouded leopards, Siberian Ibex...

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

I went to the small zoo paid my 13 or so euros and had the best afternoon in the centre of Paris you could wish for. The enclosures were immaculate and you could get up really close to the animals just what a proper zoo is meant for. The history of the place and the architecture of the buildings and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

We have been here before but it is well worth another visit. There is lots to see and the zoo is beautifully laid out with trees and parks. There are cafes dotted around and indoor exhibits if the weather isn't great. We particularly enjoyed the monkey house!

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Hanahan, SC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

This was an ok zoo. As previous reviews mention, some of the exhibits are not models of animal comfort, but the vast majority of the exhibits are consistent with what we've seen at other zoos. Some of the exhibits cages are made of wood, and probably should be in a Museum of Old Zoo Stuff. Primate enclosure seemed reasonable. The... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

They say it was created in 1794. At that time the comfort of animals was disregarded and now this site should be closed and the animals relocated ind decent reserves. What are panthers, orang-outans, snow leopards doing confined in the centre of Paris. They pretend that they protect endangered species and reintroduce them in their natural This is a sham... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

It's a good idea to buy the combined ticket for the two zoos in Paris. This is one of the oldest zoos in the world and it is located inside the historical botanical gardens. Lots of different animals in picturesque surroundings - we really enjoyed our visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

We were excited to visit and were truly disappointed. Firstly, it was not inexpensive to visit. 13 Euros for an adult, and 9 for children over age 4. (In a country when most things for my 5 year old have been free.) We were not expecting a large zoo, and it is a decent size with a variety of animals... More 

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sacramento, california
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Though the menagerie is rather small, the animals inside are amazing! Beautiful, well cared for, lovely environments for each type. The surrounding jardin is a beautiful place in its own right, and the addition of the zoo makes it a must-visit site.

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Viken, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

I absolutely loved this zoo! They had many different species that I have never encountered before, and some I were not aware existed! If you're after watching common zoo animals like lions and zebras, you're better of finding a larger zoo. However, if you enjoy seeing wonderful, uncommon animals this place is like heaven on earth. At the time of... More 

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