It’s surprising, there’s zoo in Paris down town. It’s La Ménagerie, located at Jardin des Plantes, 57, rue Cuvier, 5 th arrondissement. In 1794 by initiative of Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (professeur de zoologie au Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle). La Ménagerie presents more than 900 animals including 240 mamals (50 species), 400 birds (120 species), 270 reptiles (50 species). By the time, the objectifs of zoo was changed. Now it’s oriented to the conservation of the threatened animals. It’s enjoyable and good for children to learn the species of animal.
Station on Paris metro: Gare d’Austerlitz, Censier-Daubenton, Jussieu, Place Monge