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Tickets to the Vincennes Zoo

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  • Skip-the-line access to the zoo
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Combined Tickets

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Paris Zoo + Sightseeing cruise on the Seine

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  • Bateaux-Mouches cruise (duration: 1h15 - departure from Pont de l'Alma)
  • Skip-the-line access to the zoo
€32.30 €38

Paris Zoo + Aquarium de Paris

  • Skip-the-line access to the zoo
  • Priority access to the Trocadéro Aquarium
From €39.60

Vincennes Zoo + Vincennes Castle

Exclusive offer: Save €3.50
  • Skip-the-line access to the zoo
  • Priority access to the Château de Vincennes
€31.50 €35

What to expect

For an original visit to Paris that your children or friends will love, Come to Paris recommends the Paris Zoo, more commonly known as the Vincennes Zoo.
Open all year round, the Paris Zoological Park is affiliated with the National Museum of Natural History and is situated within the bois de Vincennes (14.5 hectares). You can buy your tickets right here with Come to Paris, and benefit from skipping the queues on the day, thus gaining you quick access to the five biozones of the park.
From patagonian sea lions, rhinos from Africa, jaguars from Amazon-Guyana and Madagascan lemurs among many others, take the time to admire the mammals, reptiles, amphibians and beautiful birds that you will encounter as you make your way around the zoo. Educational and fun at the same time, a visit here promises a great day out for all.

Plan your visit

  • Covering 14.5 hectares of land and 4 km of pathways just waiting to be explored Vincennes Zoo is made up of the following five biozones: Madagascar, Amazon-Guyana, Europe, Sahel-Sudan and Patagonia. You will be overwhelmed by more than 2,000 mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates available to view including saki monkeys, greater bamboo lemurs, sloths, green vine snakes, mata-mata turtles, red-bellied piranhas and even Iberian wolves.
  • **feeding of the animals **: throughout the year, you can observe the feeding of tapirs, baboons, otters and pumas among others.
  • ** wild meeting **: every weekend, meetings with specialists are organized give visitors an insight into animal secrets, in the form of fun and educational activities.

The Paris Zoological Park opening hours

The Vincennes Zoo is open all year round including public and school holidays.

  • April: 09:30 to 18:00 weekdays and 09:30 to 19:30 weekends, school holidays and public holidays
  • From May to August: from 09:30 to 20:30 every day
  • From September to October: 09:30 to 18:00 weekdays and 09:30 to 19:30 weekends and school holidays
  • From November to March: 10:00 to 17:00 every day except Tuesday. Open Tuesdays during school and public holidays.

Annual Closure

Annual closure from January 6th to January 26th, 2025.
Reopening on January 27th, 2025.

Last access is one hour before the park is fully closed.


  • Adult (from 13 years old): 22 €
  • Child (3-12 years): 17 €
  • Concession for adults: 17 € (available on site) for job seekers on presentation of a certificate of less than 6 months and holders of the Education Pass.
  • Free (upon presentation of proof and only at the counter) for children under 3 years of age who are accompanied by a family member.

Group quotation

Are you planning an event for a group of more than 10 people?

For a private booking, a meeting or a party with friends, send us your detailed request. An expert from Come to Paris will send you a personal reply within 2 working days.

Customer Reviews

4.8/5121 reviews

Gilda Da Costa
April 25th 2024

Très agréable.

Anne D.
March 6th 2024
Hélas nous avons joué de malchance, il pleuvait des cordes, la Seine était haute et le tour a été tronqué car le bateau ne pouvait pas passer sous tous les ponts! Sinon, à recommander!
Anne D.
March 6th 2024
Très beau parc zoologique, spacieux et récemment réaménagé. Les animaux semblent avoir suffisamment de place. Seul bémol: la signalétique pour s’orienter à l’intérieur et…retrouver la sortie (il n’y en a qu’une) ! À recommander
Nadia E.
January 7th 2024
Josy B.
September 24th 2023
Pas d'éléphants
Aymeriic A.
September 13th 2023
Enrichissant, bonne balade
Guylene C.
August 14th 2023
Nous avons tous adoré c'était vraiment super et ça nous a permis d'apprendre un peu l'histoire des monuments de Paris
Guylene C.
August 14th 2023
Magnifique mes enfants ont adoré nous nous sommes bien amusés.
July 15th 2023
Tres bien mais moins adapté pour des enfants de 5 ans


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75012 Paris
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Common questions

Is there a Zoo in Paris ?

There are actually 2 zoos in Paris. The Paris Zoo, also known as the Vincennes Zoo, and the Jardin des Plantes Zoo (smaller but also very charming).

What are the prices for the Vincennes zoo?

Entrance fees to the Paris Zoological Park are as follows: € 22 for adults (from 13 years old), € 17 for children (from 3 to 12 years old). The zoo is free for babies. A reduced rate of € 17 is available directly at the counters upon presentation of proof for job seekers and holders of an education pass. Free admission is also granted on presentation of proof to disabled people and their companion, journalists and beneficiaries of social minima. For aficionados, an annual pass is sold for unlimited access all year round at € 60 for adults, € 45 for children.

What are the opening hours of the Vincennes zoo?

The Paris Zoo is open all year from 9:30 am between April and October and 10 am from November to March. The closing time depends on the season. 5 p.m. in low season (November to March) and until 8:30 p.m. in high season (May to August). In mid-season, the Park closes at 6 p.m. on weekdays and 7:30 p.m. on weekends, holidays and public holidays.

Where is the Paris Zoo located?

The famous animal park is not located in Vincennes as its other name suggests (Vincennes zoo) but in Paris at the intersection between Avenue Daumesnil and the Route de la Ceinture du Lac Daumesnil.

How to get to the Paris zoo?

The Paris Zoological Park is easily accessible by public transport and in particular by bus to the "Parc Zoologique" stop served by lines 46, 86, 201 and 325. By metro, Porte Dorée station of line 8 is at 750 meters, or less than 10 minutes on foot. Saint-Mandé station on line 1 is two kilometers away, or about 25 minutes on foot. If you are coming from the Château de Vincennes, allow a 29-minute walk. A vélib station is located in front of the entrance to the Park. It is also possible to come to the Vincennes Zoo by car, but the proximity of the Bois de Vincennes makes parking in the area difficult, especially during school holidays, weekends and public holidays.

Is there a parking lot at the Vincennes Zoo?

The Paris Zoological Park does not have its own parking lot. It is possible to park around the Bois de Vincennes or in the small streets of Saint-Mandé in front of the zoo. Please note that parking on Avenue Daumesnil and Avenue Saint-Mandé is systematically paid. Parking is free on the Lac Daumesnil belt road, but it is closed to traffic on Sundays and public holidays. However, the wisest thing to do during peak periods is the option of parking in a paid covered car park such as Parking Garage Poniatowski located at 57 Boulevard Poniatowski, 75012 Paris. Allow around 5 euros per hour of parking if you reserve in advance online. The Valmy Liberté car park located at 139 rue de Paris, 94220 Charenton-le-Pont is also an excellent option because you can walk through the Bois de Vincennes around Lac Daumesnil to access the entrance to the zoo (about 20 minutes on foot ).

What animals to see at the Vincennes zoo?

The Paris Zoological Park offers a route around the main biozones of the planet: Amazonia, Madagascar, Africa, Europe or even Patagonia, the most emblematic animals of these regions are represented there. We admire vicuñas, ostriches, oryx but also vipers, sloths, lemur catta, dwarf caimans and boas, a tomato frog and some toucans. The zoo obviously gives pride of place to jaguars, rhinos, giraffes, puma and African lion. The Paris Zoological Park presents a world exclusive blob, this fluorescent yellow unicellular organism that is neither quite plant nor quite animal.

How long does a visit to the Paris Zoo take?

The time you will spend for the visit to the Paris Zoological Park depends on you! You can spend an entire day there, including a picnic or lunch at one of the zoo's restaurants. If the visit to the zoo is part of a family day in the Bois de Vincennes, allow at least two long hours to survey its 14.5 hectares of fauna and flora.

Is it possible to eat at the Vincennes zoo?

The Parc Zoologique de Paris hosts 6 dining areas including two restaurants, Siam and Zarafa, which allow you to order a quick snack or a full lunch. Eat in or take away, there is something for everyone: pizza, pasta, soup, plancha or sandwiches. In the summer, the lines are long at the ice cream stands. If you have planned a picnic, two areas with tables and benches are dedicated for this purpose and perfectly indicated in the park.

What to do around the Vincennes zoo?

The Zoological Park of Paris is located at the entrance to the Bois de Vincennes. We can only recommend a walk around Lake Daumesnil and its beautiful Île de Bercy. Discover the majestic Grande Pagode de Paris. Renting a boat to stroll there in fine weather is a must not to be missed with the family. The 5 to 10 minute pony rides will delight the little ones. For older children, the Palais de la Porte Dorée houses the Immigration Museum and the Tropical Aquarium. Continuing further east from Avenue Daumesnil, you will come to the Esplanade Saint-Louis where the Château de Vincennes stands majestically. In spring, the famous Foire du Trône welcomes all fans of funfair on the lawn of Reuilly.

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