This zoo, created in 1794 at the heart of the capital in a former royal garden, is one of the oldest zoos in the world when it comes to its architectural heritage. When it was created, it housed the animals from the Ménagerie Royale de Versailles and the animals seized from fairgrounds. Over time, the zoo has evolved; bears, big cats, reptiles and many other animals have come to extend this big family.
With only 5.5 hectares of land to offer to various species, the Ménagerie takes care of small animals and continues to be a place of study and preservation. Visit the monkey and ape enclosure, the big cat enclosure and the vivariums, and take the time to admire some of the animals which are in danger of extinction or which no longer exist in the wild.
- XIXè siècle
- Sciences naturelles
Woven throughout this haven of greenery are cultural sites dedicated to nature and to showcasing the fr’s exceptional heritage collections. Historic museums and sites explore issues of biodiversity and geodiversity:
The Gallery of Evolution, the Gallery of Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy and the Gallery of Mineralogy and Geology.
Services and facilities of the establishment
- Educational activities
- Gift shop
- Coach park
- Visitor tools
Documentation in a foreign language
Prices and times
Entrance fees and modalities
Group tourReduced rate from 20 people
Free for young people and childrenFree for under 3s from countries within the European Union
Methods of payment
- Chèque Vacances
Other methods of payment: Chèques, espèces
From october to the end of march open from 9am-5pm and until 6pm (6.30pm on sundays) april to the end of september (Last entry is 45 minutes before closing)
- 1 January
- Easter Monday
- Ascension Day
- 1 May
- 8 May
- Whit Monday
- 14 July
- 15 August
- 1 November
- 11 November
- 25 December
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La Ménagerie, le zoo du Jardin des Plantes - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 40 79 56 01
Subway - Gare d'Austerlitz
RER - Gare d'Austerlitz
SNCF - Gare d'Austerlitz
Bus - 24, 57, 61, 63, 67, 89, 91
Offer adapted to disabled visitors
- Adapted activities and visits
- Loan of wheelchairs
- Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
- Free admission for the accompanying person
- Priority admission
- Physically disabled: the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution is entirely accessible to those in wheelchairs.
- Sight impairment: guided tours and tactile workshops led by a museum speaker.
- Hearing impairment: guided tours and workshops in French sign language, led by deaf signers.
for more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free entrance for disabled people and an accompanying person upon presentation of proof.