Paris Zoo, officially Parc Zoologique de Paris, is located in Bois de Vincennes on the Eastern side of Paris. It is divided into five geographical zones where over 1000 animals live in their original environment: Sahel, Patagonia, Europe, Amazonia and Madagascar. The most visible attraction is the 65 meters grand rocher, a rocky hill closed to visitors.
The Parc Zoologique de Paris is open all year round:
* Between seasons - 27 March to 30 April 2016: 10am to 6pm weekdays and 9.30am to 7.30pm weekends, public holidays, and French school holidays
* Summer opening times - 1 May to 31 August 2016: 9.30am to 8.30pm every day
* Between seasons - 1 September to 29 October 2016: 10am to 6pm weekdays and 9.30am to 7.30pm weekends, public holidays, and French school holidays
* Winter opening times - from 30 October 2016: 10.00am to 5.00pm every day except Tuesdays – closed every Tuesday apart from school holidays and public holidays
Adult ticket: 22 euros. Child ticket (3 to 11): 14 euros.
Paris metro: Paris Zoo is close to Porte Doree metro station on line 8. The address of the Paris Zoo is:
Parc Zoologique de Paris
53 avenue de Saint-Maurice 75012 Paris
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We advise you to visit Thoiry Safari Park near Paris as an entertaining complement to Paris Zoo.
In Thoiry, girafes, elephants, lions in liberty amaze children. Tigers can be seen from a glass tunnel.
In Paris, you can also visit the Jardin d'acclimatation, a lovely amusement park with a small zoo for kids.
See our suggestions of Paris attractions for children