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Tickets for Paris Zoo (Parc Zoologique de Paris)

Ιn Paris lies one of the best zoos in the world. It is more than 80 years old hosting more than 5.000 animals, birds and fish and more than 600 different species, in 14.5 hectares.

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Looking for a Zoo in Paris? Paris Zoo is the Most Visited Zoo in Europe!

The Paris Zoo (commonly referred to as ‘’Vincennes Zoo” )is a timeless treasure that should be on everyone’s list of places to visit. The zoo was built in 1826 and is now home to more than 3,000 animals from around the world. It is one of the best zoos in the world making it an iconic symbol of Paris. Visitors can see everything from lions and tigers to pandas and elephants.

There are also plenty of activities for children including playgrounds, picnic areas and special events.

5 Biozones to Explore 🏞 🌅 🌄

Paris Zoo is home to a wide variety of wild animals, including some rare and endangered species. The zoo is divided into several biozones, each of which houses a different set of animals.

The Patagonia biozone, for example, is home to guanacos, sea lions, Humboldt penguins, and pumas. The Sahel-Sudan biozone is home to zebras, rhinoceros,otters and giraffes.

And the Amazon-Guyana biozone is home to a jaguar couple and tapirs. Paris Zoo (Vincennes Zoo) also has a large aviary, which is home to a flock of greater flamingos.

In addition to all of these animals, Paris Zoo also has a tropical rainforest greenhouse, which is home to manatees, iguanas, piranhas, lemurs, and chameleons.

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👍🌧Ideal Even for a Rainy Day

A visit to the Paris Zoo on a rainy day offers the potential for rare moments as many of the animals enjoy the rain and you will find them to be more active and playfull than usual.

The Tropical greenhouse where some animals run free (sloths, scarlet ibis, fruit bats) which gives you the tropical ambiance to observe other species of Guyana (manattes, tucans…) and of Madagascar (lemurs, chameleons, geckos…).

When you continue your journey toward the Europe vivarium, you discover the small european fauna: snakes, lizards, turtles. After you travel to the giraffe house where you can see the giraffes enclosure.

The Paris Zoo is a great place to visit on a rainy day as there are many indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy.

📸The Highlights

Highlights include the sea lions group, the penguins colony of Patagonia, the 2 white rhinoceros, and the Barbary lions.

The zoo also has a gemsbok, an extinct specie in their natural environment, as well as the biggest giraffes group in Europe.

In addition, Paris Zoo has a belvedere on the African plain at the entrance of the Great Aviary, and a jaguar couple – the biggest big cat of America. Finally, Paris Zoo also has a Tropical greehouse with the climate and sound ambiance of a tropical forest hosting animals of Guyana (manatees, macaws, iguanas) and of Madagascar (lemurs, chameleons, snakes…). 

In the Paris Zoo, a white rhino enjoys grazing on grass in its enclosure.
a pond surrounded by trees and flowers in the Paris Zoo.
Giraffes in Paris Zoo enclosure.
a close up of a brown wolf staring at the camera at the Paris Zoo.

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  • Discover 5 Biozones with some of the most rare species in the world.
  • Admire a large aviary, including a flock of greater flamingoes.
  • Ideal even for a rainy day
  • See from close the biggest giraffes group in the world.
  • Meet the jaguar couple, the biggest cat of America
  • Lot’s of indoor and outdoor activities as long as special events
  • Visit the tropical green house that simulates the climate of a tropical forest, including lemurs and chameleons.
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Plan your Visit

Opening Hours - Closing time

From June 21st, to August 31st, 2023
Open daily from 9:30 am to 8:30 pm

Night-time visit every Thursdays from 7 pm, from June 22 to August 10 (special pricing)

Last admission 1 hour before the park closes for all (including ticketed visitors). Last admission rules are very strict so you have to be careful.

Public Transport

The Parc Zoologique de Paris is accessible through various metro stations and lines.

Line 8, Porte Dorée station: less than a 10-minute walk from the zoo entrance Line 1, Saint-Mandé station, then Bus 86 or 325 Line 1, Château de Vincennes station,


BUS 46, 86, 201, and 325 BUS 46, 86, 201, and 325 BUS 46, 86, 201, and 325 BUS 46, 86, 201 (Demi Lune - Zoological Park bus stop)

77 (Porte de Charenton bus stop)

T3 TRAM Line (Porte Dorée stop)

BIKE RENTAL STATIONS in front of the Park's entrance

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🌟Paris Zoo Highlights

The Paris Zoo (Bois de Vincennes Zoological) offers an unforgettable experience with its wide range of animals and attractions. Some of the highlights include:

  1. The Big Cats: The Amazon-Guyana zone is home to the largest big cat of America, the jaguar. Visitors have the unique opportunity to see a jaguar couple up close.
  2. The Great Aviary: This large aviary is home to a variety of bird species, including a vibrant flock of greater flamingos.
  3. The Giraffe House: Here, you'll find the largest group of giraffes in all of Europe.
  4. Patagonia Biozone: Dive into the chilly side of the world and meet the penguins, sea lions, guanacos, and pumas.
  5. Tropical Greenhouse (Jardin des Plantes zoo): Experience the climate of a tropical forest of the amazon zone right in the heart of Paris. The greenhouse is home to a range of creatures including lemurs, chameleons and snakes from Guyana and Madagascar.
  6. African Plains Belvedere: Enjoy a panoramic view of the African animals in their recreated natural habitat.

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Map of Paris Zoo

Frequently Asked Questions about Paris Zoo & Paris Zoo Tickets

The Paris Zoological Park, commonly called Bois de Vincennes Zoological, was established in 1934. It underwent a significant renovation from 2008 to 2014, during which the park was redesigned to provide more natural habitats for the animals.

The Bois de Vincennes Zoological is home to over 1,000 animals representing about 180 species, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. Notable residents include giraffes, iberian wolves, lions, penguins, and a variety of primates.

The Paris Zoological Park features five biozones. These five biozones replicating different global ecosystems.

Visitors are asked to respect the animals by not feeding them or tapping on the glass of their enclosures. Smoking is not allowed within the park. Pets are not permitted, and visitors are encouraged to carry their trash and recycle when possible.

Yes, the park has several dining options, from snack bars to sit-down restaurants. There is also a gift shop near the ticket office where you can purchase souvenirs, including toys, books, and apparel.

The Paris Zoological Park regularly hosts special events and exhibitions, including nocturnal visits, holiday celebrations, and educational workshops. Please check the park’s official website or social media channels for up-to-date information on upcoming events.

Yes, they are all the same destination! Parc Zoologique de Paris is the official name of the zoo, Paris Zoo is the generic title and Vincennes Zoo was its former name.

Yes, absolutely! The Paris Zoological Park is a great place to learn about animals and their habitats and see them in the natural environment, and also learn about the natural history.

The largest carnivore in the Paris Zoological Park is the jaguar. The park has a jaguar couple living in their own enclosure made like their natural environments. There are also different animals like wolves, mammals, exotic animals of south america, monkeys, and animal species that come from the tropical dry forest of the amazon zone and the andean forest.

You can purchase an entrance ticket here, in order to skip the line and save time. An entrance ticket can be also purchased at the entrance, although it is not suggested on sunny days because of the large queue.

There is also an annual pass.

Yes, the Paris Zoological Park is a great place for family visits. There are plenty of activities and attractions for all ages (including a museum), and it’s also one of the best places to learn about animals and their habitats.

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