These are the health guidelines in place following the lifting of confinement and the reopening of the zoo to the public on the 8th of June 2020 (more details here):
- It is recommended to buy your tickets online because visitor numbers are limited.
- Wearing a mask is mandatory throughout the zoo for all over the age of 11.
- Meetings of more than 10 people are banned.
- Hand sanitiser dispensers are present at several spots throughout the park.
Parc Zoologique de Paris
75012 Paris (France)
(+33)0 811 224 122 (surcharged call)
From the 1st of May to the 31st of August
The zoo is open from 9.30am to 8.30pm every day of the week. Night sessions are organised on Thursdays from the 7th of June to the 9th of August.
From the 1st of September to the 11th of October and from the 29th of March to the 30th of April
The Paris Zoological Gardens are open from 9.30am to 6pm. At the weekends, school holidays and public holidays, the zoo is open until 7.30pm.
From the 12th of October to the 28th of March
The park opens its doors from 10am to 5pm except on Tuesdays. That day, the park is only open in the case of a public holiday or during school holidays.
The rates are as follows:
- Adult: €20
- Children aged 3 to 12: €15
- Children aged 0 to 3: free
- Reduced rate: €17
- 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.
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.
The different parking areas located nearby are:
- The Poniatowski car park, covered and monitored, located 15 minutes from the park at a rate of 12 euro per 3 hours; 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 8 euro per 4 hours; the address is 139 Rue de Paris, 94220 Charenton-le-Pont
- The Elit Nation car park, covered and monitored, located 30 minutes away from the park at a rate of 3.60 euro per 2 hours; the address is 28 Avenue de Saint-Mandé, 75012 Paris
To avoid losing time, we recommend that you reserve your parking spot online.
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.
You can take the lines 46, 86 and 325 and get off at the Parc Zoologique stop.
You’ll need to take the T3 line and get off at the Porte Dorée stop. Paris Zoo is located 5 minutes away walking.
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.
Furthermore, for more comfort during your visit, the park rents out prams (for 6 month to 4-year-olds) for just 5 euro.
Pets, such as dogs and cats, are not permitted inside Paris Zoo, for obvious security reasons – the only exception being guide dogs.
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
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.
The Paris Zoo souvenir shop is open every day of the week and 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: