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La Planete des Crocodiles

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Address: Route du fond d'Orveau, 86320 Civaux, France
Phone Number: 05 49 91 80 00
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After the tour round, the children found it hard to choose what souvenirs to buy as mementos. They also bought small gifts for friends.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2014
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Scalloway, United Kingdom
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Scalloway, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

After the tour round, the children found it hard to choose what souvenirs to buy as mementos. They also bought small gifts for friends.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Perched in the shadow of an enormous cooling tower is a biodome which is full of crocodiles. There are species from all over the world and the settings in which they are kept are well maintained. The crocodiles don't do a lot except at feeding time. More interesting was the array of plants and trees surrounding the crocodile enclosures. These... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The crocodile farm is very well done as a self guided visit - if you speak/read French! There are plenty of questions at child height for them to learn about the crocodiles, but only in French. We were there during feeding time, but it's not as spectacular as you would imagine as they really don't eat a lot or often,... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Have two boys, 8 and 5. They asked to come back here this year after seeing the crocodiles last year. Friendly staff (one who is English but lives in France). A couple of hours well spent. As we speak some French, at least we were able to translate some of the 'facts' available - 8 yr old remembered various things... More 

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Bellac, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Really enjoyed experience, realistic settings, interesting buildings. Could do with English guide book for information boards as kids started getting bored, as we couldn't answer all their questions.

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Poitiers, France
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

I enjoyed it sort of....never really liking animals in cages it is hard to get past that but nonetheless a worthwhile experience - especially if you purchase tickets online and save a few quid!

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London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
42 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Adjacent to a massive power station and leisure centre, La Planete des Crocodiles has an external appearance of a mini Millenium Dome in London. Being fully enclosed, it's a great place to spend some time if the weather is cold or wet. Visitors are guided through different zones where crocodiles and alligators from different regions are kept - and we... More 

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Brighton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This is a good attractions with lots of different alligators and crocodiles displayed well. It is not big but the walks gave the impression it was bigger and varied. Food and service not the best available but there if you need it.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Set in a country location near the power station at Civeaux This is a good place to visit if raining. The building is interesting and the setting is well done and atmospheric. Though there are only a limited number of crocodiles that you can look at. It is worth a visit.

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Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, France
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Nothing happens! How can you train a crocodile? Saw them being fed white fluffy rabbitts!

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