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La Foret des Singes

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Address: 46500 Rocamadour, France
Phone Number: +33 5 65 33 62 72
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: La Foret des Singes A magical moment, a unique encounter ! An exciting...
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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We spent an entire afternoon here in June 2015. It was one of the highlights of our two weeks spent in the Dordogne. TIP: If you can't get "La Foret Des Singes" on your GPS... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We spent an entire afternoon here in June 2015. It was one of the highlights of our two weeks spent in the Dordogne. TIP: If you can't get "La Foret Des Singes" on your GPS, and you're coming from Rocamadour, try inputting "Gramat", then follow highway D36, direction Gramat. The park will be on your right, and it is well... More 

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Shrewsbury
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

I'm always a bit resistant to going to zoos/ farms on holiday as I can do that back home but this was well worth a visit. Beautiful sights of rocamadour in the background lovely walk through the forest and amazing experience feeding the monkeys. I'm glad I read these reviews before we went otherwise we may have run out of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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78 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This does exactly what it says on the tin. You receive your handful of popcorn and strict instructions about what you may do. You may not stroke the monkeys or attempt to pick them up. All the same, being able to be so close to them is a treat in itself, which appeals to adults as well as children. Even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

In this monkey park you have the chance to Fred the monkeys with popcorn. Unfortunately they pass you only a hand of at the entry - so distribute it carefully, you cannot recharge in the park. We recommend to join as well the feeding and info session. They share with you (on demand as well in English) some good (surprising)... More 

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Milan, Italy
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about La Foret des Singes

Address: Address: 46500 Rocamadour, France
Phone Number: +33 5 65 33 62 72
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Midi-Pyrenees  >  Lot  >  Rocamadour
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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