Zoo & aquarium

Aquarium tropical Member

Palais de la Porte Dorée - 293 avenue Daumesnil - 75012 Paris

Gare de Lyon - Bercy - 12e Arrondissement

What's on?

The Moon Fish: ephemeral terrace of the Palace of the Golden Gate. Open all summer 2019 from Tuesday to Sunday, from noon to midnight.


The Palais de la Porte Dorée is an incredible Art Deco building, classed as a historic monument. Situated on the outskirts of the Bois de Vincennes (12th arrondissement), it was built for theParis Colonial Exposition in 1931. Since its inception, it has been home to the Tropical Aquarium, which exhibits over 5,000 animals of over 300 species, from primitive fish to electric fish, from Asian waters to the faunas of Africa and South America, without forgetting the spectacluar crocodiles, sharks, or piranhas! A unique chance for all the family to discover aquatic biodiversity. Since 2007 the palace has also been home to the Museum of the History of Immigration. Since the start of 2014, the Aquarium has welcomed two young albino alligators. These are extremely rare specimens: genetic rarities since both parents must carry the genes necessary for albinism.


Viewpoint over the Bois de Vincennes

Architectural style

  • 1930
  • Art déco


  • Animaux
  • Aquarium
  • Architecture
  • Auditorium
  • Salles de réception


The Palace of the Golden Gate has renovated its surroundings. The artist-botanist Liliana Motta wanted to rehabilitate plants from other continents, accused of being "invasive", by highlighting their ornamental, medicinal, and nutritional qualities: brush, clematis, pepper trees and rare plants to discover in this new garden.

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Cloakroom

Combined tickets

Aquarium + Museum combined ticket

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Individual prices:
- Adult (over 26): €5 outside of temporary exhibitions ; €7 during temporary exhibitions.
- Under 4s: free
- Young people (under 26): €3.50
- With Paris Museum Pass: €3.50

Billet Palais (aquarium + museum): €8 during exhibitions ; €9 or €10 during exhibitions.

Annual Passes and Ticket Books:
- Book of 10 entries: €45
- Book of 10 entries (reduced rate): €31
- Adult annual pass: €15
- Young people's annual pass: €10

Family prices:
- 1 adult + 1 child under 18 (1+1): €7
- 2 adults + 2 children under 18 (2+2): €11
- 2+2 annual pass: €33

Guided tour

Guided visits from €7.50 - €9

Group tour

Full price: €90 Reduced price: €40 Book online at: http://www.aquarium-portedoree.fr/visiter/groupes The reduced group price applies when more than half the group meet at least one of the following criteria: under 26 years, jobseeker, recipient of French social benefits, severely disabled people, injured ex-servicepeople, teachers.


Under 4, job seeker, journalist, etc.

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Chèque Vacances

Closing times


Opening times

Tuesday to Friday: 10am-5:30pm. Saturday and Sunday: 10am-7pm

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November

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Aquarium tropical

Palais de la Porte Dorée - 293 avenue Daumesnil
75012 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 53 59 58 60

  • Subway - Porte Dorée
  • Bus - 46

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Physical Physical

Accessibility information

- Physical disability: car park with reserved adapted space(s), level or ramped entryway, cashdzesk with dropped section, shared bathroom fitted with transfer bar and accessible sink, stairs with alternative means (lift, ramp), accessible dining room. The lower part of the aquarium is not accessible for wheelchair users.
- Visual impairment: Lift with accessible buttons (raised and/or Braille), information in large print, signs at a reasonable height.
- Intellectual disability: easy-to-understand signage, use of pictograms, monitored entryway, visible from reception desk.

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Zoo & aquarium in the same district: Gare de Lyon - Bercy

Zoo & aquarium in the same arrondissement: 12th arrondissement

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