Montpellier Parc Zoologique

Montpellier Parc Zoologique information

Montpellier , France
50 av Agropolis
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zoo free, Serre Amazonienne adult/child €6.50/3
Opening hours
9.30am-6.30pm Tue-Sun Easter-Sep, 10am-6pm Tue-Sun Feb, Mar & Oct, 10am-5pm Tue-Sun Nov-Jan
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Four kilometres north of the city centre, this excellent zoo – France’s second largest, covering 60 hectares – has an enormous population of wild residents that spans the world’s continents, including a rare white rhinoceros, three leopard brothers (called Tao, Tango and Twist) and a family of Atlas lions. It’s laid out like a safari park, with most of the animals roaming free in open enclosures – so be prepared for walking.

Admission to the zoo is free, but there’s a charge for the Serre Amazonienne , a gigantic tropical greenhouse that replicates the humid world of the Amazon rainforest, complete with piranhas, alligators and reptiles.

Take tram 1 to the St-Eloi stop, from where you can either walk to the zoo or catch the free Line 13 shuttle bus (labelled ‘La Navette’).