Liking this review of the revamped Paris zoo, from resident travel expert Natasha Edwards (@parisexpert). It’s one of her top five sights for the autumn 2014 guide to the city.


Zoo de Paris

After six years of total transformation, the Vincennes zoo reopened in April, proclaiming itself ‘a new species of zoo’ for the 21st century. A winding route now leads through five biozones and 16 different ecosystems intended to showcase animal diversity and provide optimal welfare conditions. Admire recreations of lush tropical forests, African savannah or pinewoods, as flamingos dabble in a pool and baboons gallivant around fake rocks.