Zoo & aquarium

Parc Zoologique de Paris - Muséum National d’Histoire naturelle Member

Croisement de l'avenue Daumesnil et de la route de la Ceinture du Lac - 75012 Paris

Bois de Vincennes - 12e Arrondissement


The Parc Zoologique de Paris: an escape into nature
The Parc Zoologique is open to visitors year round, offering you a unique opportunity to relax right on Paris’ doorstep as you explore over two miles of trails traversing five distinct biozones.
Over 2000 animals are waiting just a stone’s throw from Porte Dorée metro station, representing a sample of 125 different species of wild fauna.
Observe rare and little known species: the mischievous bush dog, the adorable manatee, and the graceful European otter are all perfectly at ease in their habitat.
For your comfort, visitor facilities include a picnic area, two restaurants, buggy hire, and a gift shop where you can treat yourself.
The Parc Zoologique de Paris: a new breed of zoo.

Architectural style

  • XIXè siècle


  • Animaux
  • Aquarium
  • Insectes
  • Multimédia
  • Plantes
  • Plantes tropicales
  • Sciences
  • Sciences naturelles
  • Vidéo

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Loan of pram
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor tools
  • Cloakroom

Languages spoken

  • English

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • German

Visitor tools

Interactive guied: Smartphone app available on AppStore & GooglePlay

Combined tickets

Combined ticket with the Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes


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

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Adults: €20,
Children (aged 3-12): €15
Reduced price: €17 :
- Holding the 'Pass Education'
- Jobseekers with proof of status from a French or otherwise European employment centre and photographic ID

Guided tour

Guided tours in French - Ticket for the park included :
Visit of 2 hours : adults €27 / children & young people €20
Visit of 1 hour and half : adults €25 / children & young people €18.50

Guided tours in Foreign Languages - Ticket for the park included :
Visit of 2 hours : €30
Visit of 1 hour and half : €28

Booking fee : €9 / on-site booking : €10 for everyone

Group tour

Guided tour for groups - Ticket for the park included : Visit of 2 hours : adults €24 / children €16 Visit of 1 hour and half : adults €22 / children €14.50 Booking fee : €9


- Teachers preparing for a visit, with institutional ID ;
- Students and teachers of human, natural, and veterinary sciences whose institution has partnered with the Museum ;
- Recipients of French social benefits with an up-to-date certificate and photographic ID ;
- Guests or helpers of disabled visitors with proof that they are needed to accompany the visitor ;
- Supervisors of school groups: one free supervisor per three nursery school children or per five primary or secondary school children ;
- Those accompanying a group of more than 20 people, limited to one per group ;
- Journalists, upon presentation of their professional ID ;
- Staff of the member establishments EAZA, AFDPZ, and WAZA, with ID ;
- Museum staff, one adult with children upon presentation of the MultiPass Museum cqrd ;
- Individual visitors benefiting from free entry under a tariff partnership agreement upon presentation of the corresponding proof.

Free for young people and children

Free for under 3s from countries within the European Union with photographic ID

Methods of payment

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

Other methods of payment: Chèques, espèces

Opening times

Summer Schedule : 9.30am - 8.30pm everyday /
Fall Schedule : 9.30am - 6pm during the week, 9.30am - 7.30pm on week-ends, school holidays every zone ans public holidays /
Winter Schedule : 10am - 5pm everyday except Tuesdays, Open on Tuesdays during school holidays (all zones) and public holidays /
Spring Schedule : 9.30am - 6pm on weekdays and from 9.30am - 7.30pm on weekends, public holidays and school holidays (all zones).

Late opening

Open until 10pm on Thursdays in June & July.

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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Parc Zoologique de Paris - Muséum National d’Histoire naturelle

Croisement de l'avenue Daumesnil et de la route de la Ceinture du Lac
75012 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 8 11 22 41 22 (0€06/min)

  • Subway - Porte Dorée
  • RER - Vincennes
  • Tram - Porte Dorée
  • Bus - 22, 30, 32, 63, 72, 82
  • Velib' et autolib' : stations in front of Parc.

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Loan of wheelchairs
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person
  • Priority admission

Accessibility information

- 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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Zoo & aquarium in the same arrondissement: 12th arrondissement

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