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Pays de La Loire

Refuge de l’arche -Château Gontier

At the Refuge De Larche, there is a zoo with a wide variety of animals that have been rescued by Greenpeace and similar organisations. These animals mainly come from test laboratories and included peacocks, crocodiles, chipmunks, wolves, tigers and bears. The main attraction is "Baboon Island", an island surrounded by lake with a large colony of baboons. The children are set the challenge of completing a "letter quest", clues will lead them to each enclosure where they will have to translate the plaques and answer questions on the different species of animals .
Rte de Menil 53200 Chateau-Gontier
Tel.: .02 43 07 24 38

"The town of Chateau Gontier has a large and very typical French market every Thursday."