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La Foret des Singes

Address: 46500 Rocamadour, France
Phone Number: +33 5 65 33 62 72
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Rocamadour
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
Owner description: La Foret des Singes A magical moment, a unique encounter ! An exciting walk amongst more than 150...
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Type: Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
Hours:
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Owner description: La Foret des Singes A magical moment, a unique encounter ! An exciting walk amongst more than 150 free roaming Barbary Macaques. No bars, no cages to hinder your view. A direct contact with this amazing species. Feeding talks throughout the day.

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Milan, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Well, you should keep enjoying making eye contact with monkeys, do not touch them, still you can communicate with them. In spring, view is also nice!

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Bordeaux, France
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A long walk through the forest amongst monkeys swinging in the trees and coming down to be fed by you. You can buy popcorn to feed them with. Just remember that these are still wild animals, don't try to touch them and read their body language. Great fun

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We visited the sanctuary short-notice after stumbling upon it on here the day before. We paid our €9 and were given a handful of popcorn. You are then free to explore their vast enclosure (I believe 20 acres). Be careful not to use your popcorn up too quick! We gave a lot to the first macaque we found, not knowing... More 

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London
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104 reviews 104 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Although I had read the reviews on here I was still surprised how good this was. The monkeys were happily roaming around and we got to feed them their special popcorn. I thought we might see one or two monkeys not the number we did see! It was great and if you find yourself in Rocamadour looking for somewhere to... More 

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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I will start by saying that my children are 3 and 1. I will then say that my 3 year old absolutely LOVED this afternoon out, so much so that we shall return if we have time before the end of our holiday! The monkeys are a plenty and they are so gentle. When they were taking the popcorn from... More 

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Burgess Hill
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

There are boundaries which ultimately pen them in but the area within which the monkeys can roam is huge. You are given some popcorn to feed them. Unlike the Gibraltar apes, they don't seem to want to steal anything from you!

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London
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33 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The park works to conserve this threatened species of monkey. The area is similar to their natural habitat of North Africa and the monkeys roam free. We have visited several times and have a few hints. If it is hot the monkeys seem to prefer to find shade rather than come down and take the popcorn offered by visitors so... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Our family visited as part of a day trip to Rocamadour, and we were not disappointed. You are able to move through the forest and sit alongside the monkeys, who seem very relaxed, though Moniteurs were around to supervise. It's a bit pricey as the attraction is just the monkeys, and it takes around an hour to amble around the... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited with our daughter (31 ) and her partner..It was a real surprise..We had only intended on visiting the sights of Rocamadour..then got sidetracked here.. Very lucky for us..Rocamadour is spectacular but the monkeys were fab.. they feed out of your hand and run free..Up close and personal or what! I would highly recommend a visit to the park... More 

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edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Visited July 2014 with our six year old. You feed the monkeys with popcorn from your palm. They never batted an eyelid when my daughter screamed her head off right as they took the corn. Walk all around and head for their cave home an near the back of the reserve where all the babies are with mums. Nice to... More 

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