Park, garden, promenade

Jardin d'Acclimatation

Bois de Boulogne - 75016 Paris

Bois de Boulogne - 16e Arrondissement


The Jardin d'acclimatation (zoological park) was created in 1860 at the initiative of the 'savante société impériale zoologique d'acclimatation' presided over by Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire. Laid out by Davioud and Barillet Deschamps, it displayed a luxuriant flora in the winter garden of the hothouses and also some exotic animals and members of Indian tribes, 'lapones', 'hottentots' for the curiosity of the aristocrats and the bourgeoisie who frequented this elegant place. After the 1870 war, the garden took on more of a play area and its zoological role and exotic species diminished little by little. Today, it is again renewing its links with its botanical and cultural past, while at the same time retaining the attractions that have delighted generations of children. In addition to horticultural stock for the gardens, Davioud's hothouses provide workshops for children. Here adults will find botanical stories unveiling the secrets of tea or perfume and inspired by the "garden of experiences" of Empress Eugenie. Merry-go-round - puppet show for children, also, animals: bears, lions, monkeys, deer including some tame ones that are free to roam at liberty. A little train takes visitors from the edge of Porte Maillot to the main entrance of the park. Bowling de Paris.



Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Photos allowed
  • Restaurant

Educational activities

Réservations pour les ateliers : +33 (0) 1 40 67 99 05


Plusieurs points de restauration.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Garden: €3; reduced rate: €1.50; book of 10 entries: €26 (reduced rate: €13); subscription: €60 (reduced rate: €30).
Attractions: 1 ticket for €2.90; 15 tickets for €35; 25 tickets for €55; 50 tickets for €90.
Petit Train (Porte Maillot) return ticket: €2.90. Reduced rate: €1.35.

Free for young people and children

Under 3s

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

Opening times

During school holidays and from April to September : everyday from 10am to 7pm ; Friday from 10am to 10pm. From October to March : Monday to Thursday from 10am to 6pm ; Friday from 10am to 10pm ; Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 7pm.

Exceptional opening

  • 1 January
  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • 1 May
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November
  • 25 December

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Jardin d'Acclimatation

Bois de Boulogne
75016 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 40 67 90 85

  • Subway - Les Sablons
  • Bus - 43, 73, 82, PC1, 174, 244
  • From Porte Maillot, the Petit Train drives you through the woods up to the main entrance of the Jardin d'Acclimatation.

Access facilities offered to disabled people

Free and reduced for disabled people.

Park, garden, promenade in the same district: Bois de Boulogne

Park, garden, promenade in the same arrondissement: 16th arrondissement

Park, garden, promenade in Paris and in the Paris Region: Park, garden, promenade