Useful information


Parc Zoologique de Paris
Avenue Daumesnil
75012 Paris (France)

GPS coordinates

Latitude: 48.831884
Longitude: 2.418395

Phone number

(+33)0 811 224 122 (surcharged call)

Opening hours


The park opens its doors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The Paris Zoological Park is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. During weekends, school holidays and public holidays, it is open from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


The zoo is open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., every day of the week. Evening sessions are organized on the last Thursday in June and every Thursday in July: the park is then open to visitors until 10 p.m.!


The Paris Zoological Park is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. During weekends, school holidays and public holidays, it is open from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Good to know: the last admission takes place one hour before the zoo closes. Any exit is considered final.

Last entry: 1 hour before closing.


The rates are as follows:

  • Adult: €22
  • Children aged 3 to 12: €17
  • Children aged 0 to 3: free
  • Reduced rate: €15
  • Various rate plans for yearly subscriptions and groups

For more information, see the full layout of Vincennes Zoo’s rates.

Accessing the park: how do you get there?

Vincennes Zoo is situated in Paris. It is therefore easily accessible via all major European motorways, as well as via the TGV or the Paris airport Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle.

If you take the train or plane, we recommend that you rent a vehicle to get to the zoo. Once in Paris, getting to the zoo is a piece of cake.

Let’s have a look at how to get to Vincennes Zoo with your chosen mode of transport.

By car

All you have to do is follow your GPS to find the 14 hectares of family relaxation. Several car parks located near the zoological gardens or the Bois de Vincennes will allow you to park your car properly. It is then possible to reach the zoo on foot or by metro.

Parking areas

The different parking areas located nearby are:

    • The Poniatowski car park, covered and monitored, located 15 minutes from the park at a rate of 4 euro per hour; the address is 57 Boulevard Poniatowski, 75012 Paris
    • The public car park Valmy-Liberté, covered and monitored, located 15 minutes from the park at a rate of 12 euro per 4 hours; the address is 139 Rue de Paris, 94220 Charenton-le-Pont

By metro

You can take Line 8 and get off at the Porte Dorée station or take Line 1 and get off at the Château de Vincennes station. The zoo is located a few minutes away on foot, at the heart of the Bois de Vincennes, at the crossing between Avenue Daumesnil and the Lac-Daumesnil ring road.

By bus

You can take the lines 46, 86 and 325 and get off at the Parc Zoologique stop.

By tram

You’ll need to take the T3 line and get off at the Porte Dorée stop. Paris Zoo is located 5 minutes away walking.

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accessibility for disable people

The Paris Zoological Gardens are also fully accessible to those with reduced mobility. Wheelchairs can easily be manouevred around the park.

In addition, it is also possible to visit the park with a mental disability, or with vision or hearing problems. Paris Zoo has devices specifically adapted for this.


If you’re planning to visit the park with a baby, know that spaces are set aside with all necessary material to change your child’s nappy.


Pets, such as dogs and cats, are not permitted inside Paris Zoo, for obvious security reasons – the only exception being guide dogs.

Tour circuit

Paris Zoo is divided into 5 biozones. These ecosystems allow the animals to evolve in an environment that is familiar to them. Each biozone recreates a rich and unique ecosystem of the planet. These different visiting areas are the following:

  • The Patagonia biozone
  • The Sahel-Sudan biozone
  • The Europe biozone
  • The Guyana biozone
  • The Madagascar biozone
Paris zoo map
Map of Paris Zoo (click here to download)

The zoo also contains a large African aviary as well as a tropical greenhouse.

How long is needed to visit the zoo?

To meet all visitors’ expectations, the Paris Zoological Gardens have established several types of visit of different durations. The different trails on offer are as follows:

  • The complete trail (composed of 12 modules) for which you’ll need to set aside half the day at a minimum
  • The ‘’comfort’’ visit which can be carried out in half a day, minimum
  • The express visit with a minimum duration of 2 hours
  • The ‘’rainy day’’ trail, about 2 to 3 hours long
  • The special winter trail which can be done in 3 hours

Various educational kiosks are spread around the park so as to allow everyone to inform themselves on the key moments in the animals’ day, and in doing this, adapt their trail to match up with the daily shows.

Souvenir shop

The Paris Zoo souvenir shop offers different objects such as t-shirts with the animals on them, mugs, pencils, bracelets, teddies for the kids, books, the unmissable snowglobe, etc. Don’t hesitate to take a look at the online shop.

Around the park

You can stay up to date with news about the Paris Zoological Gardens on their website or on social media:

Or by downloading the dedicated mobile apps:

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