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“Monkey Business is the order of the day!”

La Vallee des Singes
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Romagne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 22, 2013

The day of our visit to Monkey Valley was a fairly hot one. Like the visitors, the monkeys were feeling the heat and wanted to be in the shade of the trees. We therefore didn't see as many animals as we had during our first visit a couple of years ago.

However, we still very much enjoyed the visit. We planned our afternoon around the feeding times of the different types of monkeys. We were delighted and amused by the way the animals rushed out from the shade of the trees to receive their treats when the handlers shouted their names. The monkeys rushing to eat their treats and then devouring them, was a good opportunity to take some great close-up photos for our collection.

We like La Vallée des Singes because of its layout, which gives the monkeys lots of freedom to climb trees, swing from branch to branch and exist as they would in their natural habitat. We think the monkeys must feel that they are in a natural environment, as baby monkeys were much in evidence. The areas where the smaller monkeys can run around amongst the visitors are also delightful. However, the day we were there, because of the heat, most of them chose to sleep on the benches and under the bushes. Who can blame them!

As our visit was in September and outside the main tourist season, there was only one food outlet (for the humans) open. The choice of food was fairly limited. We thought that those people that were organised enough to take a picnic were wise.

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Reviewed September 16, 2013

A visit to this attraction will certainly interest and perhaps surprise the visitor. I went with little expectation and was delighted with my visit. I would go again without doubt if within 60 miles. The park is fairly compact but at no time confined. The layout is good and largely flat with the use of water to separate the inhabitants from the visitors though in some case the inhabitants can come right up to you (by design). The information sheet and plan issued on entry lists the feeding times of the various monkeys and you should try to catch these events. The cafe offers a good choice at lunch time at a reasonable cost.

Thank SkyeStepps
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

can just recommand the pard, really nice. It is not like a zoo, the apes are kind of free, no barriers just the water between you and them...or even nothing :)))

Thank Fabienne666
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

This was such a great way to meet loads of species of monkeys and apes. The Bonobos were fantastic and lived up to everything I have heard of them. The multi-species walk-through exhibits were excellent for up close encounters and made for some great photos! Gave the impression that the animals had a large semi-natural environment to live in. No Cages! Just wish the food was better.

Thank StaceyL24
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

My daughter is a huge fan of Monkey Life and would love to visit but we are a long way from Dorset. On holiday about two hours away from La Vallee des Singes we had to go. I am not keen on zoos or even wildlife parks but this was something else. The " enclosures" with the smaller primates were fantastic. You just walk around and they run and play between you. No fences, no wire. It is so close that a lemur ran behind me using my leg as a post and later we had monkeys running overhead, along ropes, playing ,looking after babies and I got wee'd upon to the girls' delight. Go before it gets too popular! We often had areas to ourselves ( August 2013). Ps take food as the food in the café is not good and v. expensive.

Thank hopethishelps2013
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