Amazonian greenhouse

The Amazonian greenhouse at the Montpellier Zoo is both a fun place and a learning experience. Located on the north side of Montpellier, this is also the largest tropical greenhouse in France. Over 500 animals of 61 different species are waiting to greet you in a plant-rich environment with nearly 3,500 plants of 300 species.

Just imagine ! A hot and humid atmosphere, dense vegetation, the cries of birds and the sound of flowing water. You are in the Amazon, and you heading up the river on foot from the estuary to the source, across mangrove and dense forest. This is the place to go for a change of scenery and thrills of pleasure.
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The visit


First you will discover a mangrove swamp, with its tangled roots, piranhas and caiman...

Then work your way through the flooded forest, in which live exotic white-faced sakis, tamarind monkeys and the renowned anaconda.

Next, enter into a dense forest with its gigantic ceiba tree, where you will encounter an ocelot, anteater and even a dangerous giant trap-door spider in the thick foliage.

Continue on into the mountain forest, green with orchids and tree ferns.

Get ready for Amazonian nightlife in the greenhouse grotto, complete with a Seba bat colony and armadillos.

Pass beneath a waterfall then climb up to the bridge that towers over the forest canopy. From there you'll be able to spy on tropical birds such as crested oropendolas, troupials and scarlet-rumped caciques.

Cross the swampy plain further on and have a look at ibises and spoonbills. All that diversity, right in Montpellier!

 

The Amazonian greenhouse offers an education center with trained specialists ready to help you understand the extent of your trip to the Amazon, its fragility and dangers, as well as actions for protecting the area.

 

Rates :
Regular price for adults : €6,50
Student rate (12 - 18years) : €3
Free : less 6 years

Open Tuesday to sunday
November to January: 9am-5pm
February, March and October: 10am-6pm.
April to September: 9:30am-6:30pm.
Tickets entrance close 1hour before the closing hour.
Open on May, 1st.

During school (Zone A) : every day from 10 am to 5 pm.

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For practical information abour the zoo, and to find out more about the plants and animals in the Amazonian greenhouse, go to www.zoo.montpellier.fr

Montpellier Zooligical Park, 50, av Agropolis / Tél.: +33 (0)4 67 54 45 23

Open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 pm to 5 pm
During school (Zone A) : every days from 10 am to 5 pm
Park access until 6/30 pm

Closed 1st may

Located just north of Montpellier, the zoological park sits in the shade of large pine trees among the dry and dense Mediterranean brush. The park is divided into three parks : an animal zoo, with nearly 400 animals, a nature reserve classified as a "Game Reserve of the Lez" and a children's farm.
Admission to the zoo is free

 

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Montpellier Tourist Office - 30, allée Jean de Lattre de Tassigny
34000 Montpellier - France
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