Parc Zoologique de Paris
Parc Zoologique de Paris
3.5
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
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  • Lakhbir Singh
    Vancouver, Canada235 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Good Zoo
    Overall a worthwhile visit. The Zoo is situated in a large park with a lake and swans. Rowboats are available to rent to take out on the lake. The zoo itself seems to be off the main tourist track. Compared to other Paris attractions such as the Eiffel Tower the crowds here are very sparse. The highlights of the zoo for me were the white rhinos and manatees. The animals are kept in open-air exhibits. In the restaurant, the grill was closed for some reason so no hot food was available.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 30, 2023
  • Dan K
    The Hague, The Netherlands7,404 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small, but fun zoo that
    Small zoo on the outskirts of Paris that feels more like a Mediterranean city. The zoo had some interesting but odd EXO it’s. For instance a gigantic (and mean really really high rock) which basically has… no function at all. Apparently it was the highlight of the zoo in 1934. During our stay it was so hot (34 degrees Celsius), they a lot of animals were probably cooking down in their enclosures. Most enclosures were spacious. Furthermore, toilets were not particularly clean. Most staff looked like they didn’t care. Restaurant was okay, but cleaning could be better. Despite the negatives, we had a fun morning. Our children loved it.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 29, 2023
  • bcriswel
    San Francisco, California115 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth it
    I would put this on par with the Oakland Zoo in California. Nice moderate-sized city zoo. Saw some animals I’ve never seen before like the Bush Dog. The cafe closes at 4 so don’t count on it for dinner. You can see 95% of the animals on one route. Only 1-2 animals we couldn’t see in the enclosures, which is a pretty good turnout. We saw pretty much everything in maybe 2-2.5 hours. Our 7yo loved this zoo.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 2, 2023
  • AlbertSalichs
    Manresa, Spain11,542 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice zoo near Bois de Vincennes
    Parc Zoologique de Paris is the biggest zoo located in the surroundings of the city., close to the Bois of Vincennes. It is a very nice place to come with children, where you can see a lot of animals like rhinos, giraffes, pelicans, monkeys, zebras, jaguars, turtles, a lot of different birds and some others. Also, there is a big rock in the zoo, from where you can see very nice views of the animals. It is a place, where you can see all day with the family, especially with children. Here, there are some bars and restaurants, where you can relax and eat something like burgers (in fact, we went to Zarafa, one of the restaurants, to eat a burger with frittes, which was good). A very good place to see a lot of animals, walk and enjoy with children.
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written October 18, 2023
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Melmoth
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Very badly kept and dirty, very few animals. By their own staff's admission, the vending machines inside the zoo regularly rob visitors of their coins and 5 euro notes. You will not get them back from visitor services as they claim the vending machines are run by an external company (which sneakily placed them inside the zoo to their unbeknownst, I suppose), so it's your problem.

All in all, a very negative experience in a depressing place.
Go to the lovely zoo inside the Jardin des Plantes instead - it's much more well kept and the price is a fraction.
Written January 2, 2024
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain11,542 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Parc Zoologique de Paris is the biggest zoo located in the surroundings of the city., close to the Bois of Vincennes. It is a very nice place to come with children, where you can see a lot of animals like rhinos, giraffes, pelicans, monkeys, zebras, jaguars, turtles, a lot of different birds and some others. Also, there is a big rock in the zoo, from where you can see very nice views of the animals. It is a place, where you can see all day with the family, especially with children. Here, there are some bars and restaurants, where you can relax and eat something like burgers (in fact, we went to Zarafa, one of the restaurants, to eat a burger with frittes, which was good). A very good place to see a lot of animals, walk and enjoy with children.
Written October 19, 2023
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PaulVuj
Podgorica, Montenegro8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Went here with friends on a sunny day in July on our 10 day trip to Paris.
We had a great time.

It's very clean and well designed, the big rock gives it a real savannah/pride-rock feel. Tropical rainforest inside a big dome is fantastic. Animals have enough space, and the whole trek feels like strolling through a beautiful natural sanctuary.

Far from central Paris, it's sheltered from the noisy crowds of tourists. A calming and informative experience. Would definitely recommend to anyone who needs a break from the busy streets and museums.
Written June 6, 2020
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Many thanks for this lovely comment! We are glad you and your friends enjoyed your day in the Park and that the sun was there to welcome you.
Written June 12, 2020
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bcriswel
San Francisco, CA115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
I would put this on par with the Oakland Zoo in California. Nice moderate-sized city zoo. Saw some animals I’ve never seen before like the Bush Dog. The cafe closes at 4 so don’t count on it for dinner. You can see 95% of the animals on one route. Only 1-2 animals we couldn’t see in the enclosures, which is a pretty good turnout. We saw pretty much everything in maybe 2-2.5 hours. Our 7yo loved this zoo.
Written October 2, 2023
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Dan K
The Hague, The Netherlands7,404 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Small zoo on the outskirts of Paris that feels more like a Mediterranean city. The zoo had some interesting but odd EXO it’s. For instance a gigantic (and mean really really high rock) which basically has… no function at all. Apparently it was the highlight of the zoo in 1934.

During our stay it was so hot (34 degrees Celsius), they a lot of animals were probably cooking down in their enclosures. Most enclosures were spacious.

Furthermore, toilets were not particularly clean. Most staff looked like they didn’t care. Restaurant was okay, but cleaning could be better. Despite the negatives, we had a fun morning. Our children loved it.
Written June 29, 2023
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Nicolaet
Dubai, United Arab Emirates23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Very nice park if you go with the kids. It was perfect both for 3y old and 8y old to visit the park and to see the animals. Very good condition for all the animals, clean placed and it seems they were very well cared. Congrats!
Written April 23, 2022
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Many thanks for your positive feedback. We are delighted that you had a pleasant visit. And yes, you are right, the welfare of our animals is our priority and we take good care of them.
Written April 23, 2022
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Beccib21
Newton Aycliffe, UK293 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Excellent Zoo. Animals (mostly) have lots of space, food, water, shelter. Cleverly built around an artificial “mountain”, but no steep climbs. Attractively gardened site with meandering paths. Lots of options for toilets and kiosks as well as restaurant. Broad selection of exhibits including aquarium. Particularly loved three manatees. Plenty of seats too.
Written July 27, 2022
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Many thanks for your positive feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the Paris Zoological Park. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!
Written July 28, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Extraordinary26741
Morecambe, England1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Went originally to see the Giant Panda advertised on their website. It doesn't live there anymore it is in Giant Panda Heaven!!Having said that, we were impressed with the space given to each species and how clean it was.Downside was the gift shop which was too small to allow wheelchaurs and was expensive. There was only one gift shop so it was take it or leave it, we left it.The current admission charge is 8euros per adult and 5 euros per child up to age 15.A beautiful walk from Porte Doree metro station, approx 15 minutes unless you stop for ice cream which we did, which was from 2euros 50 cents for a sinle scoop and was well worth it.the zoo staff are helpful and willing to answer any questions as long as you are prepared that it may be a jumble of french and english.All in all well worth a visit for couples or families.
Written September 11, 2003
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Lizmoore1990
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
It would have been great if te zoos website alerted people to the fact that it's closed down, I had to take a 45 min metro ride and then walk half an hour to the entrance to find this out. Very dissapointing.
Written December 1, 2012
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Ajw1969
Blackpool, UK2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Took the kids for a day out. Hard to locate but got there in the end. Unfortunately it's now closed for refurbishment till 2013! On the plus side there is a beautiful park nearby with a lake and play areas. So we spent a very enjoyable day there instead!
Written September 2, 2011
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