Jardin d'Acclimatation (Zoological Park)


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Here you'll find farming animals, aviaries, a bear, peacocks strolling freely around the gardens, plenty of children areas, carousels and other fairground attractions in a small amusement park, a beautiful and large green area, a little train to get you back to Porte Maillot, and even more ! The Jardin d'Acclimatation is one of the best places in Paris to bring your children to, at a very affordable price.

It was inaugurated in 1960, and was intented to be exotic since the beginning. But its scientific and, in particular, anthropological goals have been subdued over the years while the gardens slowly transformed in what is now closer to an amusement park (since 1952). Most recently a tea house (see below) or a korean garden have been added, and in 2014 is the Louis-Vuitton Foundation building, which is designed by American-Canadian architect Frank Gehry, due to completion.

More info
  • Opening hours - Everyday from 10am to 6pm (October to March) or 7pm (April to September)
  • Prices - Full price (over 3-year old) : 3 euros (10 for 26 euros) - Reduced price : 1.50 euros
  • The Bois de Boulogne - 2.5 times bigger than Central Park, the Bois de Boulogne most notably houses, apart form the Jardin d'Acclimatation, the Bagatelle Park and its rosary, the Pré Catelan and its famous restaurant, the Gardens Of The Greenhouses Of Auteuil, the Roland Garros tennis stadium or the Longchamp Racecourse. It his also known for its less glorious night activities, but hush... It belongs to the 16th district of Paris since 1929.
  • Mademoiselle Li's Tea House - You'll find a genuine Chinese tea house at the Gardens, on the second story of one of the houses. Take a trip to Beijing and enjoy its original teas. Open on saturdays and sundays from noon to 6pm. Free entrance once your're in the Gardens.
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