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“Somewhere that is always fun to visit!”

La Montagne des Singes
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Kintzheim
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A visit to "La Montagne des Singes" is a magical moment, a special encounter, fabulous discoveries, an enchanting environment...Enter the Monkeys' home, let yourself escape into the fascinating world of 200 Barbary Macaques roaming free in 60 acres of beautiful forest. "La Montagne des Singes" offers thousands of opportunities for you to discover this amazing and highly social primate species: the Barbary Macaque. You will be astonished to see how well you can observe the monkeys exhibiting their natural behaviour, to see how close you can get to them.
Reviewed April 11, 2013

I have visited 'Monkey Mountain' many times now with friends and their kids. The monkeys provide for an interesting time out. The removal of a hat by one of the monkeys is still a talking point several years later!

The talks and feeding of the monkeys gives an you an understanding of the lives of these animals.

Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

300 Barbary Apes inhabit these woods; some politely waiting to accept gently pop-corn proffered on an outstretched hand. Others engage in mutual grooming. Infants cling to mothers. Meanwhile the teenagers chase each other up and down the trees.

Thank Gaedoh
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

If you are in the Alsace region of France it's worth a stop at La Montagne des Singes.  Feeding the Barbary Macaques is a unique experience and a great photo opportunity. 

We spent about an hour at Monkey Mountain one rainy afternoon in October. It was really fun to feed the monkeys but the rain definitely shortened our visit.

When you enter the park you are given a small handful of popcorn.  I was a little surprised to be given such a small amount.  Basically we were given about 10 kernels of popcorn per person.  I appreciate that the diet of the monkeys is carefully considered however it does limit how many monkeys you can "feed".

For the sake of safety you can't pet or touch the monkeys-you just let them take the popcorn out of your hand.  It was a fun experience but my children were a little disappointed that there were no other animals or different species of monkeys other than the Barbary Macaques .  

They have an interesting feeding demonstration and educational program however it was only delivered in French.  We still enjoyed watching the monkeys being fed  (fruits and vegetables).

There's a snack bar and a small playground that we would have enjoyed on a dry day.  If you walk the path slowly and play for a while at the playground you could stretch you visit to 90 minutes.

Thank kateincobb
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Laughed the entire time because of the monkeys "monkeying around" Very interesting with gentle monkeys.

Thank MaineiacGermany
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

With just a handful of popcorn in your hand you become an attraction to the monkeys…. They are very cute and polite and take one at a time. My kids had a blast and I enjoyed it very much

Thank Merav A
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