Animal and nature fans can meet in the different zoos and menageries in the Ile-de-France region or around, and if you don’t really know where to go to discover animals and their environments, we offer you a selection of zoos, menageries and aquariums to discover all the secrets around animals and learn more about nature.
The Parc Zoologique de Paris – Zoo de Vincennes
The Zoo de Vincennes, also called Parc de Zoologique de Paris invites you to enjoy an open-air walk. Let's (re)discover this magnificent zoo and its lodgers safely.
Ménagerie, the zoo of the Jardin des Plantes, the oldest zoo in Paris
The Ménagerie, the zoo of the Jardin des Plantes is not only the oldest zoo in Paris but also the oldest zoo in the world that remains in its original condition. Make the best of this sunny weather to take your children visit this zoological garden that is worth the trip. Within walking distance from the Seine, these 55,000-square meters of greenery are inhabited by a thousand animals, as soon as the government allows zoos to reopen.
Thoiry Zoo reopening and novelties 2021
Thoiry Zoo reopens from May 19, 2021 and for this new season, a ”Zoo Clean N' Safe” charter is implemented. And new this year, you cna stay the night with animals.
Terre de Singes in Lumigny: visit a zoo surrounded by monkeys, reopening
After the Parc des Félins in 2006, Lumigny has just inaugurated its second zoo in 2016: Terre de Singes, a park where visitors walk around free monkeys. Both parks reopen this May 19, 2021! Careful, mandatory facemask from 10 years old.
Parrot World: the immersive wildlife park in Île-de-France reopens
Animal park devoted to south American animals and set in Sein-et-Marne, in Crécy-la-Chapelle, Parrot World opened on August 15, 2020 in Seine-et-Marne. If you happen not to have visited this wildlife park yet, jaguars, penguins, and other multicolored parrots are to be discovered in one of the biggest aviaries in Europe. And you can even stay over for the night and sleep in a lodge close to the animals. A very exotic and ethic place to discover from May 19, 2021 when lockdown is lifted.
The Bergerie Nationale invites nature and animal lovers to discover its spaces, only 50km from Paris. Set by Rambouillet, the Bergerie raises 300 ships, 50 milk cows as well as goats, donkeys, pigs, workhorses, chickens, hens, turkeys, turkey cocks, guinea fowls, gooses and rabbits. The opportunity to escape from Paris for the day.
Paris Aquarium – Cinéaqua by the Trocadéro – reopening
Aquarium de Paris Cinéaqua reopens on May 19, 2021. Set at the foot of the Trocadéro, this historic aquarium houses 13,000 fishes and 35 sharks in over 50 pools. All year around, Paris aquarium offers entertainments for children as well as scientific events you do not want to miss.
ZooParc de Beauval
Part of the 15 most beautiful zoos in the world and one of the first touristic destinations in France, the ZooParc de Beauval presents over 4600 animals in the heart of a 26-hectar tree-lined park.
The Crocodile Farm, a wonderful experience to enjoy with your family
The La Ferme aux Crocodiles – or Crocodile Farm – is an uncommon wildlife park expecting you in Pierrelatte, in Drôme. Children and adults can dive into a world of reptiles while discovering exotic plants, tropical fishes and birds.
Village de Kirikou
If you’ve heard about Michel Ocelot’s fantastic movie, meet at the Village de Kirikou, one of the zones of the Planète Sauvage zoo, to discover an exclusive corner of Africa in the middle of Loire-Atlantique. Set about fifteen minutes by car from Nantes, the park also invites visitors to discover over 1000 animals and 150 species living in semi-captivity in the Safari area.
Parc Le Pal
Set a few miles from Moulins, a 3-hour ride from Paris, the Parc Le Pal offers – in addition to a few attractions amazing children and adults – a zoo featuring 700 animals and divided into five zones representing the five continents. The perfect place to discover the fauna and flora from all over the world.