Where to see animals in Paris and Ile-de-France?

The favorite outing of children

If the weather is good...to the zoological parks. There are two in Paris: the Zoological Park of Paris (formerly Zoo de Vincennes) in the 12th and 13th centuries. the menagerie of Garden of plants...in the fifth. On Saturday or Sunday, direction the farm of Parisideal with small (and it's free). Dairy donkey breeding in the 94...a really nice place with kids. For those who live in east of Paris, Attilly Wood Zoo. will make the youngest happy. In rainy weather or if it's chilly, aquariums are a great idea for family outings on weekends, Wednesdays or during school holidays.

Zoological and menagerie parks in and around Paris

It's a popular outing for parents, but especially for children. A walk that allows them to get some fresh airto stretch out and revel. Zoos and menageries also have an educational and pedagogical role : discovering animals, learn to observe thems, respect them and learn more about their way of life, their diet, their habitat, their habits... Zoological parks have an even more important function: to conserve animal species and protect them, to optimize animal reproduction... Many species have been saved thanks to the action of zoological parks.

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The great Gallery of Evolution

  • 7000 specimens from the terrestrial and aquatic worlds
  • From 8 years old
  • In the Jardin des Plantes (5th)
  • Free for under 18s (under 26s if EU citizen)


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The Paris Zoological Park

  • A very nice family outing
  • For everyone, even the little ones...
  • A wide range of activities for children


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The menagerie, zoo of the Jardin des Plantes

  • A beautiful zoo in the heart of Paris
  • Ideal with children
  • Free for children under 3 years


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Thoiry Safari Zoo

  • An exceptional outing in a unique place
  • In the 78, an hour's drive from the centre of Paris.


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The Zoo du Bois d'Attilly, a nice family outing!


  • A small zoo concerned about the welfare of animals
  • In the 77, about 40 km from Paris
  • Free for children under 3 years


Aquariums in Paris and its suburbs

Reduced rates at the Aquarium de Paris (up to -32% discount)

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The Aquarium of Paris Cinéaqua

  • More than 13,000 specimens in 70 ponds
  • For everyone, also ideal with toddlers.
  • Discounted rates all year round


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The SEA LIFE aquarium in Val d'Europe (Serris - 77)

  • A super educational aquarium
  • Next to the Vallée Village (Val d'Europe)
  • Free for children under 3 years old


Educational farms around Paris

Meeting farm animals, getting back in touch with nature and getting away from our urban environment... This is what these farms near Paris allow you to do. Some of them offer of animationsThe children are encouraged to get close to the animals, toattend feeding or attend a workshoplike baking bread, for example. Admission to some farms is free. This is the case of the farm in Paris.

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Visit of a donkey farm (l'Asinerie Franciliane)


  • One of our favorites
  • Small budget: 3,50€ (child) and 5€ (adult) for a guided tour.
  • In Chennevières-sur-Marne (94)
  • Free uncommented visit for all


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The farm of Paris


  • An educational farm
  • In the Bois de Vincennes
  • Free for all


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