Four kilometres north of the city centre, this zoo covering 60 hectares, has an enormous population of wild animals. It’s laid out like a safari park, with most of the animals roaming free in open enclosures: be prepared to walk a lot. As part of the zoo there is an Amazon Greenhouse which houses nearly 3,500 tropical plants, recreating a natural Amazonian environment. The zoo itself has free entry but to enter the greenhouse you need to pay.
50 Avenue Agropolis, 34090 Montpellier /+33 4 67 54 45 23 / http://zoo.montpellier.fr/