A guide to zoos, aquariums and menageries in and around Paris

Published by La Rédac · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on February 23th, 2024 at 11:33 a.m.
Want to get away from it all and meet animals in their natural environment? We visit the various zoos and menageries in and around Paris, and if you don't know where to go, don't panic! We've put together a great guide to help you make your choice. Vincennes, Thoiry, Jardin des Plantes... So many opportunities to discover more about nature.

Animal and nature lovers can visit the various zoos and menageries in and around the Ile-de-France region, and if you're not sure where to go to discover animals and their environment, we've put together a selection of zoos, menageries and aquariums for you to discover all the secrets surrounding animals and learn more about nature.

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While it's been some time since visitors have been able to catch a glimpse of the red pandas at the Jardin des Plantes Menagerie, the team at the site has just announced the grand return of the star animal of Paris's oldest zoological park, in April 2024. [Read more]

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Ever since we were little, we've been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This time, it's likely to be one of the most important meals of your life, as you'll have the opportunity to have it with the giraffes of the Parc zoologique de Paris! [Read more]

Lumigny Safari Reserve, la plus grande réserve d'animaux sauvages en Île-de-France, à Lumigny (77)Lumigny Safari Reserve, la plus grande réserve d'animaux sauvages en Île-de-France, à Lumigny (77)Lumigny Safari Reserve, la plus grande réserve d'animaux sauvages en Île-de-France, à Lumigny (77)Lumigny Safari Reserve, la plus grande réserve d'animaux sauvages en Île-de-France, à Lumigny (77) Lumigny Safari Reserve, the largest wildlife reserve in the Paris region, in Lumigny (77)
In Lumigny, in the Seine-et-Marne département, the reserve has just opened its doors for its 2024 season. What's on the agenda? An immersive experience for the whole family, surrounded by over 600 animals! [Read more]

Le zoo du Bois d'Attilly (77), une visite à la découverte des animaux sauvages venus du monde entierLe zoo du Bois d'Attilly (77), une visite à la découverte des animaux sauvages venus du monde entierLe zoo du Bois d'Attilly (77), une visite à la découverte des animaux sauvages venus du monde entierLe zoo du Bois d'Attilly (77), une visite à la découverte des animaux sauvages venus du monde entier Bois d'Attilly Zoo (77), a visit to discover wild animals from around the world
Near Ferolles-Attilly, in the Seine-et-Marne département, a huge animal reserve welcomes you all year round to discover tigers, giraffes, savannah animals and other wild species in a preserved area. [Read more]

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Stroll among the zebras and elephants and enjoy an exceptional moment with your family or friends thanks to visits to ZooSafari de Thoiry. On the program for the 2024 season: new activities for young and old alike! [Read more]

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Walking around Paris and the Île-de-France region with children, the educational farms so [Read more]

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Near Roissy-en-Brie, in Seine-et-Marne, a small animal park welcomes you and your children from Tuesday to Sunday, 2pm to 6pm, for an afternoon of immersion on the farm. [Read more]

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The Menagerie, or rather the zoo of the Jardin des Plantes, belongs to the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Located next to the famous Jardin des Plantes, it's not only the oldest zoo in Paris, opened in 1794, it's also an area well worth a visit. Every day, hundreds of animals live in 5.5 hectares of greenery. Come and discover them! [Read more]

Zoo de Vincennes, Parc Zoologique de Paris 2017Zoo de Vincennes, Parc Zoologique de Paris 2017Zoo de Vincennes, Parc Zoologique de Paris 2017Zoo de Vincennes, Parc Zoologique de Paris 2017 Parc zoologique de Paris, the capital's zoo, in the 12th arrondissement
The Parc Zoologique de Paris, also known as the Zoo de Vincennes, is the most emblematic zoo in Paris, with its immense 65-metre-high rock, which can be seen from certain Parisian viewpoints. The zoo is home to many different species of animal, and is the perfect place to take the kids on an outing! [Read more]

L'Aquarium Tropical de la Porte Dorée se renouvelle L'Aquarium Tropical de la Porte Dorée se renouvelle L'Aquarium Tropical de la Porte Dorée se renouvelle L'Aquarium Tropical de la Porte Dorée se renouvelle Aquarium Tropical de la Porte Dorée, Paris's historic aquarium
Created in 1931 for the Colonial Exhibition, the Aquarium is located in the 12th arrondissement, in the Palais de la Porte Dorée. It is home to over 750 species of small fish and, best of all, admission is free for under-26s! [Read more]

Zoo Safari de Thoiry : les nouveautés à découvrirZoo Safari de Thoiry : les nouveautés à découvrirZoo Safari de Thoiry : les nouveautés à découvrirZoo Safari de Thoiry : les nouveautés à découvrir Zoo Safari de Thoiry: what's new?
The Thoiry ZooSafari continues to innovate, and it's not over yet, with major projects in the pipeline for the next few years. Between the new lodges, the light trail, the green vehicle safaris, the new arrivals and the births, the Thoiry Zoo has some great discoveries in store for us. [Read more]

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If you're a fan of animals from all over the world, zoos and menageries, here's an activity you'll remember for a long time: the Parc Zoologique de Paris gives you the chance to spend half a day in the shoes of an animal keeper, for an unforgettable experience close to the animals. [Read more]

Janvry, le charmant village au Parc animalier gratuit et animationsJanvry, le charmant village au Parc animalier gratuit et animationsJanvry, le charmant village au Parc animalier gratuit et animationsJanvry, le charmant village au Parc animalier gratuit et animations Janvry, a picturesque village with a free wildlife park and events in the Chevreuse Valley
Nestled in the heart of the Haute Vallée de Chevreuse in the Regional Nature Park, Janvry in Essonne is an undiscovered nugget. With its farmland and heritage, including the Louis XIII-style château and the church of Notre Dame du Mont Carmel, this village of 600 inhabitants knows how to surprise its visitors. In fact, to everyone's surprise, it offers a free animal park and great events all year round. [Read more]

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For a day in the forest with animals, head for Espace Rambouillet, in the Yvelines, where you can observe deer, fallow deer, wild boar and birds of prey in complete freedom. [Read more]

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Fancy a game of mini-golf at the zoo? Then head to the Thoiry Zoo Safari, better known simply as the "Thoiry Zoo", in the Yvelines region of France, to discover this unique concept with the whole family, from July 8, 2023. [Read more]

Le Jardin d'Acclimatation dévoile son nouveau visage et ses attractions, les photosLe Jardin d'Acclimatation dévoile son nouveau visage et ses attractions, les photosLe Jardin d'Acclimatation dévoile son nouveau visage et ses attractions, les photosLe Jardin d'Acclimatation dévoile son nouveau visage et ses attractions, les photos Jardin d'Acclimatation, the amusement park in the heart of Paris
Once again, the Jardin d'Acclimatation welcomes us for some fun and relaxation. This amusement park for small children offers 40 attractions for children from 1 year of age, an educational farm and restaurants on the edge of the Bois de Boulogne at the gateway to Paris. [Read more]

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Can you fish in the Paris Region? What fish live in our ponds, rivers and streams? How do you learn to fish? The Maison de la Pêche et de la Nature answers all these questions in its museum and aquarium, or by introducing you to fishing with a fishing course. The perfect family outing for young and old alike! [Read more]

Vacances de Pâques 2019 à Sea Life Paris : invitationsVacances de Pâques 2019 à Sea Life Paris : invitationsVacances de Pâques 2019 à Sea Life Paris : invitationsVacances de Pâques 2019 à Sea Life Paris : invitations Dive into the heart of our oceans at the Sea Life aquarium in the Val d'Europe shopping center.
In Val d'Europe, the Sea Life aquarium will reopen its doors on May 19, 2021, plunging visitors into the heart of the marine world while raising awareness of the need to preserve biodiversity. [Read more]

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The Aquarium de Paris Cinéaqua awaits you at the foot of the Trocadéro, in its pretty gardens. This historic aquarium houses 13,000 fish and 35 sharks in over 50 tanks. All year round, the aquarium offers activities for children, as well as scientific events not to be missed. [Read more]

Grand jeu pour le 1er avril à l'Aquarium du Palais de la Porte DoréeGrand jeu pour le 1er avril à l'Aquarium du Palais de la Porte DoréeGrand jeu pour le 1er avril à l'Aquarium du Palais de la Porte DoréeGrand jeu pour le 1er avril à l'Aquarium du Palais de la Porte Dorée An immersive dive with the whales at the Tropical Aquarium of the Palais de la porte dorée
Want an immersive visit with your family? Go to the aquarium of the Palais de la Porte Dorée to virtually swim with the whales and discover the hundreds of animal species present in the tanks. [Read more]

La Ménagerie Saint-Baudile, la ferme pédagogique bucolique de Neuilly-sur-Marne (93)La Ménagerie Saint-Baudile, la ferme pédagogique bucolique de Neuilly-sur-Marne (93)La Ménagerie Saint-Baudile, la ferme pédagogique bucolique de Neuilly-sur-Marne (93)La Ménagerie Saint-Baudile, la ferme pédagogique bucolique de Neuilly-sur-Marne (93) La Ménagerie Saint-Baudile, a bucolic educational farm in Neuilly-sur-Marne (93)
Near Neuilly-sur-Marne, in the Seine-Saint-Denis département, the Saint-Baudile menagerie invites you to take a stroll in the countryside and discover its residents. [Read more]

Ferme dammarie les lysFerme dammarie les lysFerme dammarie les lysFerme dammarie les lys Château Soubiran's free educational farm, a bucolic interlude near Melun (77)
Just a few kilometers from Melun, in the Seine-et-Marne town of Dammarie-les-Lys, you'll find Château Soubiran and its large park, home to a small educational farm. [Read more]

Ferme de ChauvryFerme de ChauvryFerme de ChauvryFerme de Chauvry La ferme de Chauvry, alpine goat farm and farmhouse cheese store (95)
In the heart of the Montmorency forest, in the small village of Chauvry, you'll find a goat farm where you can discover the farm's animals and buy delicious farm products made on site. [Read more]

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Donkeys in Paris? Yes, they do exist, just a little further away from the capital, and it's a farm of dairy donkeys, designed to produce milk for artisanal cosmetics, that you're invited to visit in the Val-de-Marne. [Read more]

Le Château de Rambouillet et sa Bergerie nationale, un domaine d'exception en Ile-de-FranceLe Château de Rambouillet et sa Bergerie nationale, un domaine d'exception en Ile-de-FranceLe Château de Rambouillet et sa Bergerie nationale, un domaine d'exception en Ile-de-FranceLe Château de Rambouillet et sa Bergerie nationale, un domaine d'exception en Ile-de-France Château de Rambouillet and its Bergerie nationale, an exceptional estate in the Paris region
A princely, royal, imperial and then presidential residence, the Château de Rambouillet and its grounds are steeped in history and boast some remarkable nooks and crannies, including the Queen's Dairy, the Chaumière aux coquillages and the Bergerie nationale, not to be missed. [Read more]

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Less than ten kilometers from the medieval town of Provins, in the Seine-et-Marne region, in the hamlet of Savigny, in Saint-Hilliers, there's an educational farm where many furry and feathered residents live. It's the perfect opportunity to discover them on a day out with the kids! [Read more]

Ferme de ClamartFerme de ClamartFerme de ClamartFerme de Clamart Discover the Ferme de Clamart and its animals with your family, Wednesdays and weekends
In Clamart, in the Hauts-de-Seine department, the city farm welcomes young and old to the Maison Blanche park on Saturdays and Wednesdays for family workshops and to discover its animals! [Read more]

La ferme pédagogique du parc des Chanteraines - image00043La ferme pédagogique du parc des Chanteraines - image00043La ferme pédagogique du parc des Chanteraines - image00043La ferme pédagogique du parc des Chanteraines - image00043 The incredible free educational farm at Parc des Chanterraines, Gennevilliers (92)
The Parc des Chanteraines needs no introduction, as it's a must-see address in the Hauts-de-Seine towns of Gennevilliers and Villeneuve-la-Garenne. As well as being a beautifully landscaped green space, the site includes a beautiful educational farm, entirely free of charge! [Read more]

Ferme SartrouvilleFerme SartrouvilleFerme SartrouvilleFerme Sartrouville The open farm in Sartrouville (78), ideal for a family outing with the animals
Sartrouville, in the Yvelines department, is home to the third Gally farm in the Paris region. After the huge farm in Saint-Cyr l'Ecole and the more urban one in Saint-Denis, discover the open farm in Sartrouville! [Read more]

Zoo de Beauval Zoo de Beauval Zoo de Beauval Zoo de Beauval Beauval Zoo, tips and tricks for visiting the park
Beauval Zoo, ranked 4th most beautiful zoo in the world, is home to no fewer than 35,000 animals, including giant pandas (the only ones in France). To make the most of your visit over 1 or 2 days, we've put together some tips to help you avoid wasting time and getting tired. [Read more]

Le guide des Zoos et ménageries à Paris et ses alentoursLe guide des Zoos et ménageries à Paris et ses alentoursLe guide des Zoos et ménageries à Paris et ses alentoursLe guide des Zoos et ménageries à Paris et ses alentoursLa Ferme aux Crocodiles
For reptile lovers, the Ferme aux Crocodiles is a zoological park dedicated to the animal, just a stone's throw from Bollène in the Vaucluse region of France. It's the perfect opportunity to escape for a weekend and solve all the mysteries surrounding this reptile, which still fascinates young and old alike.

Le guide des Zoos et ménageries à Paris et ses alentoursLe guide des Zoos et ménageries à Paris et ses alentoursLe guide des Zoos et ménageries à Paris et ses alentoursLe guide des Zoos et ménageries à Paris et ses alentoursKirikou's Village
Fans of Michel Ocelot's magnificent feature film can visit Kirikou's Village, one of the zones of the Planète Sauvage zoo, to discover a unique corner of Africa in the heart of the Loire-Atlantique region. Just a fifteen-minute drive from Nantes, the park also invites visitors to discover over 1,000 animals and 150 species in semi-liberty in the Safari zone.

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Located just a stone's throw from Moulins, 3 hours from Paris, Parc Le Pal offers a zoo with 700 animals divided into five zones representing the five continents, as well as a number of attractions to delight young and old alike. The ideal place to discover flora and fauna from all over the world.

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