Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes

Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes information

Location
Paris , France
Address
57 rue Cuvier, 5e
Getting there
Metro: Gare d’Austerlitz, Censier Daubenton or Jussieu
More information
www.mnhn.fr
Prices
adult/child €11/9
Opening hours
9am-6:30pm Apr-Oct, shorter hours rest of year
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Like the Jardin des Plantes in which it’s located, this 1000-animal zoo is more than a tourist attraction, also doubling as a research centre for the reproduction of rare and endangered species. During the Prussian siege of 1870, the animals of the day were themselves endangered, when almost all were eaten by starving Parisians.

Do note that the recently renovated zoo in Vincennes is considerably larger.