Zoo & aquarium

La Ménagerie, le zoo du Jardin des Plantes - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle Member

Place Valhubert - 75005 Paris

Quartier Latin - 5e Arrondissement


Are you looking for a family outing that's both fun and educational? Why not visit the Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes?
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.


  • Animaux


In the Jardin des Plantes

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Gift shop
  • Car park/Parking
  • Restaurant

Entrance fees and modalities

Group tour

Guided tour upon reservation - Tel: +33 (0) 8 05 03 00 15 - Email: reservation.jdp@mnhn.fr


Free for under 26 year olds, job seekers, those on French wefare benefits and members of AEZA.

Free for young people and children

Under 3s

Methods of payment

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

Opening times

Open everyday from 9am-5pm (winter) and 9am-6pm (summer). Open until 6.30pm on Sundays and public holidays.

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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La Ménagerie, le zoo du Jardin des Plantes - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle

Place Valhubert
75005 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 40 79 54 79 / +33 (0) 1 40 79 56 01

  • Subway - Gare d'Austerlitz
  • RER - Gare d'Austerlitz
  • SNCF - Gare d'Austerlitz, Gare de Lyon
  • Bus - 24, 57, 61, 63, 67, 89, 91

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental

Access facilities

  • Loan of wheelchairs

Accessibility information

Activities and visits:
- 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: handicap@mnhn.fr
Free entrance for disabled people and an accompanying person upon presentation of proof.

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