The Ménagerie, the zoo of the Jardin des Plantes belongs to the National Museum of Natural History. It is not only a walking space but a historical space. These buildings, listed as historical monuments, are a unique architectural heritage and scattered across a wonderful tree-lined landscape, the legendary Jardin des Plantes.
During your visit, you will be surprised to see how well the original facilities made of logs, cob, and thatched roofs, called "fabriques" blend into the natural animal atmosphere. The Art Déco buildings from the 1930-1940's bring some charm to the place.
The Park covers about 5.5 hectares and houses not less than 150 species, a third of which being threatened by extinction. Red pandas, snow leopards, Arabian oryx, orangutans, bustards, white-naped cranes and even Aldabra giant tortoises, the menagerie houses many threatened species and participates in 55 programs protecting species threatened.
The Ménagerie houses 600 small and medium-sized animals suiting the pens. Animals represent the world of vertebrates: gaurs, Przewalski's horses, flamingo, giant kangaroos and wallabies, porcupine, Malayan tapir are to be seen.
In addition to the birds, the farm animals and other mammals set outdoor, three indoor areas are to be visited, including:
You can also help and save and preserved threatened species by sponsoring your favorite species on dons.mnhn.fr.
If you decide to spend the day in the Ménagerie, be sure to remember that there are picnic tables in the heart of the zoological garden. An original idea for a family picnic that will please children for sure.
In short, this nature discovery-visit will take you to another world.
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 19 May 2021
Jardin des plantes
Jardin des Plantes
75005 Paris 5
- de 4 ans: Free
Tarif réduit: €10
Plein tarif: €13
Ouvert tous les jours de 9h à 17h, dernier accès aux caisses 45 minutes avant la fermeture