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, now called Parc de Zoologique de Paris opens its doors on April 12, 2014 after being closed for several years. The place has been entirely renewed and you will stroll around a spectacular décor and see the zoo’s new animals, book your tickets asap!
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, the zoo of the Jardin des Plantes will please children and adults.
Thoiry Zoo and its novelties 2019
Thoiry Zoo reopens from April 1, 2019 and for this new season, the team in Thoiry domain is happy to present a few novelties! Mini farm, Wild Forest... The choice is all yours!
Parrot World: the wildlife park comes to light
Animal park devoted to south American animals; Parrot World is said to open on August 15, 2020 in Seine-et-Marne. On the menu of this new place, jaguars, penguins, and other multicolored parrots. About a month before its opening, the park is coming along nicely and starts to come to light. Here are our first pictures of Parrot World.
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 June 22, 2020. 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.
L’Aquarium de Paris opens its Medusarium
Starting January 16, 2019 L’Aquarium de Paris opens its brand-new area within the aquarium, after three years of work. Come and discover the Medusarium and its enchanting jellyfishes.
Mille et une Mers, a Thousand and One Seas, the sea exhibition at the Aquarium Tropical de la Porte Dorée
Discover many sea creatures photographed by Fabrice Guérin with the Aquarium Tropical de la Porte Dorée. Running from February 29 to April 5, 2020, the “Mille et une Mers” (a Thousand and One Seas) exhibition shows the beauty and the fragility of animals and their habitats.
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.