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Parc Zoologique de Paris

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Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Paris Zoo in bois de Vincennes is a modernized zoo. The animals all have great space, which is beautiful. However there are only a few animals to see and not only due to the winter.9

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Leo v
Reviewed December 4, 2018

We went on a Sunday and it happened to be drizzling and there were hardly any people so we had the zoo to ourselves . Our son loved the hours we spent there and the food in the restaurants is ok. The animals seem to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2018

There's a lot to see in this zoo. One can follow different paths and there are shows at specific times. There's also a large quiet space for resting and benches/tables along the different paths. The only issue is that food choices are somewhat limited and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

The best zoopark for family I have ever seen! Animals walk where ever they want and look pretty good, healthy and strong. Interesting thing: species of one zone live in the same area. Hourly feeding is great idea, by the way!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

Sad that there was no gorillas or elephants but managed to get some excellent photos of the lion pride, a bit small compared to others but very well kept. Signs need to be French and English. And the canteen was way too expensive.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

I visited there with our 8 year old daughter during the half term. Not far from the centre and 10 mins walk from the nearest metro station. Compact and well organised for visitors to walk through but spacious for animals. We were well impressed and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

I visited Paris zoo in 2004 and it was run-down and overall an unpleasant experience. I believe that it shut for a number of years but the present version is really superb. It is not big but adopting a relaxed pace you can still spend...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank John D
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

The last time I visited this Zoo was several years ago before the upgrade. What a huge difference it has made! We spent several hours here working our way around the enclosures. Two things I would personally improve on... update the signs to include more...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Mandilena
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic zoo and amazing value for money. Went on a whim for something to do and me and the other half loved it. We sat watching the baboons play for a good 45 mins. It seems the zoo gets busier late afternoon but was easy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ariannej18
Reviewed October 2, 2018

There are a lot of small animals in the park. Bird part and tropical part are very interesting. I was expecting more big animals, as it is known as the one of the greatest Zoo in Europe. There are no elephants, par example.

Date of experience: September 2018
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December 21, 2018|
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Response from Anita S | Reviewed this property |
I would check the website. In the summer it is open until 8PM, but since there has been a lot of political unrest and protests, I would check the website for any imminent closings. I doubt the protesters would be defacing... More
September 30, 2018|
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Vinit P
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Paris Metro and RER ticket (7 Replies)
I will be staying in Paris for two days. I would like to know if I can buy a pass which will be valid for two days and can be used in RER B and Metro both ( CDG Airport to hotel and City center) and I can use Metro as many times I want. I want to visit - Eiffel tower , Louvre Museum , Montmartre and Parc Zoologique de Paris so that ticket should cover nearby Metro station too. Thanks in advance.
August 25, 2015|
Response fromfifitrain|
Helaas pindakaas, they don't really have anything like the OV Chipkaart in Paris. Have a look at the Mobilis, which will cover you for travel within Paris, but for transport to and from CDG you will have to buy an RER B ticket point to point which will cover you on the Metro as well to get to your hotel as long as you don't go through the exit barriers but stay within the transport system. Keep your tickets until you exit the tranport system.
Parc Zoologique de Paris (7 Replies)
I want to visit this zoo, and I've almost convinced myself to buy a year's pass, but it is expensive (66 euros per person). Has anyone visited it since it reopened a year ago? I gather that there were only a few animals to begin with, but I wonder if it is now better populated. Thanks.
May 02, 2015|
Response fromFrenchtwinkie|
Great! Thank you.
Zoo / farm visit (6 Replies)
So after reading up a bit. I see Jardin d'Acclimatation as a farm option with many activities for kids and Parc Zoologique de Paris as the Paris zoo. V have just 4 days in Paris and can fit only 1 for my toddler. Which one is prefered and y
August 19, 2017|
Response fromFrench_Mystique|
The zoo in the Bois de Vincennes is the one to visit if interested in a real zoo experoence. The jardin d'acclimitation can barely be called a zoo.