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Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle - Parc zoologique de Paris

Parc zoologique de Paris, Babouins,  © OTCP - DR

The Parc Zoologique de Paris, usually referred to as the Zoo de Vincennes, opened in 1934. The zoo has been closed to the...

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Croisement avenue Daumesnil et route de la Ceinture du Lac

75012 Paris

District : Bois de Vincennes

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Description
The Parc Zoologique de Paris, usually referred to as the Zoo de Vincennes, opened in 1934. The zoo has been closed to the public since 2008 to undergo a massive renovation project. More than two years of work have been necessary to produce a renaissance of the zoo. On 12 April 2014, visitors discover finally this exceptional site.
The zoo’s 14.5 hectares have been completely redesigned. The vocation of this ‘new generation’ zoo is to preserve, protect and promote animal species and to raise visitor awareness about the importance of protecting the environment and preserving biodiversity. The Parc Zoologique de Paris will be structured around 5 biozones which reconstitute the ecosystem of 5 world geographical zones: Sahel- Sudan, Patagonia, Europe, Guyana and Madagascar.
A carefully studied layout and arrangement of the relief and landscape enable visitors to observe the animals and their behaviour in their natural habitat. More than 1,000 animals i.e. 180 species (birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish) live in the zoological park.
The ‘Patagonia’ biozone extends over 16,570 m². The pampas, rocky slopes, and Andean forest are home to South-American sea lions, Humboldt penguins, greater rheas, guanacos, pumas, pudús, etc.
The Sahel- Sudan biozone (45,215 m²) provides a savannah habitat for white rhinoceros, giraffes, Grévy’s zebras and West-African lions; and a huge aviary is home to more than 100 pink flamingos, white spoonbills … The 16 giraffes which remained at the zoo during the renovation project have now moved into their new quarters, the ‘giraffe house’.
The ‘Europe’ biozone extends over 10,800 m² of conifer forest, scrubland, marshland and mountainous terrain with otters, birds of prey, wolves, lynx, wolverines, frogs, toads, newts, tortoises, lizards and snakes. This area also has the Great Rock, an emblematic feature of the zoo.
The ‘Guyana’ biozone is made up of 12,530 m² of wet rain forest and a river habitat suited to tapir, jaguars, macaws, marmosets, tamarins, white-faced saki, sloths, giant anteaters, manatees, etc.
The ‘Madagascar’ biozone (9,655 m²) reproduces the habitat of a dry rain forest, and is home to lemurs, bats, fossas and radiated tortoises. A gigantic hothouse, 4,000 m² in length and 16-metres-high, is sited in the ‘Guyana’ and ‘Madagascar’ biozones and houses multicoloured birds including fodies and Madagascar crested ibis, as well as chameleons and lemurs.
A ‘diversity’ trail, a ‘children’s’ trail with clues, a ‘behind the scenes at the zoo’ trail, plus guided tours and science or art workshops are offered to visitors.
Parc zoologique de Paris, Babouins,  © OTCP - DR

Parc zoologique de Paris - Babouins

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Parc zoologique de Paris, entrée, © OTCP - DR

Parc zoologique de Paris - entrée

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Parc zoologique de Paris, girafes, © OTCP - DR

Parc zoologique de Paris - girafes

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Parc zoologique de Paris, lion, © OTCP - DR

Parc zoologique de Paris - lion

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Parc zoologique de Paris, serre, © OTCP - DR

Parc zoologique de Paris - serre

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Parc zoologique de Paris, volière © OTCP - DR

Parc zoologique de Paris - volière

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Parc zoologique de Paris, Ara Macao, Paris,  © OTCP - DR

Parc zoologique de Paris - Ara Macao

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Parc zoologique de Paris, zèbre, © OTCP - DR

Parc zoologique de Paris - zèbre

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Find out more about this venue
Collections

Animals, Watercolours, Insects, Halls and rooms (other), Sciences, Natural science,

Statute

National

Services and facilities of the establishment
Services

Educational activities, Audioguide, Photos allowed, Restaurant

Visits in a foreign language

English, Spanish, Italian

Documentation in a foreign language

English, German, Spanish

Gift shop

1 shop

Restaurant

2 restaurants serving fast food for a quick bite to eat before carrying on your visit.

Other

Bookshop

Miscellaneous

2 picnic areas and a relaxation area available.

Business area
Number of meeting rooms

0

Number of private rooms

0

Room rental

No

Entrance fees and modalities
Independent tour

Adults: €22 Students (12-25): €16.50 Children (3-11): €14 Interactive guide:smart phone application available on Apple Store and Play Store.

Guided tour

Guided tours and scientific or creative workshops are available. Booking is required. €23 per person for groups of 20 people minimum.

Group tour

Rates for groups of 20 or more people: €16.50 per adults - €14 per young person/student - €11 for children over 3.

Free for young people and children

- 3 years

Free and reduced for disabled people

Free and reduced for disabled people : Discounted entry for disabled person on presentation of written proof and free for the accompanying person.

Methods of payment
  • CB/Visa CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Traveler's Cheques Traveler's Cheques
Opening times
Opening times

Mid-October to mid-March: 10am to 5pm. Mid-March to mid-October: 10am to 6pm in the week; 9.30am to 7.30pm on the weekend, public holidays and school holidays in all zones. Summer, 1 July to 30 August: daily from 9.30am to 7.30pm.

Exceptional opening

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

Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle - Parc zoologique de Paris

Croisement avenue Daumesnil et route de la Ceinture du Lac, 75012 Paris

Events
Reopening of the Parc Zoologique de Paris

from Saturday 12 April 2014 to Thursday 31 December 2020


Address details
Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle - Parc zoologique de Paris

Croisement avenue Daumesnil et route de la Ceinture du Lac
75012 Paris
GPS : 48.8339107 / 2.4130642999999736

Telephone : +33 (0) 8 11 22 41 22 - Fax : +33 (0) 1 43 43 54 73

Contact

Event website : www.mnhn.fr

Access

District : Bois de Vincennes

  • Subway Porte Dorée
  • Bus 46, 86, 325
  • RER Vincennes

Other modes of transport : Tram T3a Velib' et autolib' : stations in front of Parc.

Adapted to disabled people
  • Adapted to hearing impaired Hearing
  • Adapted to mentally impaired Mental
  • Adapted to physically impaired Visual
  • Adapted to visually impaired Physical
Access facilities offered to disabled people

Discounted entry for disabled person on presentation of written proof and free for the accompanying person.

Adapted activities and workshops

Loan of wheelchairs

More information on accessibility

- Mobility impairment: the Parc Zoologique de Paris is 100% accessible for visitors in wheelchairs. Reserved disabled parking spaces are close by. The number 46 bus stops right outside the site.
- Visual impairment: for blind visitors, the welcome area (ticket office, information point) as well as the building entrances and public toilets are equipped with audio guides, and have guiding signs on the ground. For sight-impaired visitors, information panels on the species are easy to read. Audio guides are also available at the reception desk.
- Audio impairment: the welcome area (ticket office, information point) is equipped with hearing loops. Visits in French Sign Language are organized.
- Mental disability: guided tours and a wealth of illustrations providing an adapted discovery of the animals and vegetation. Pictograms are mostly used to simplify getting around.


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