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La Vallée des Singes

A great day out for all the family discovering the largest concentration of chimpanzees in Europe. Meet the 30 primate species in a place where more than 350 animals roam within 15 hectares of a natural wooded park area. Chimpanzees and the largest gorilla colony in France. Watch the feeding times throughout the day. Several cafes available throughout the complex with plenty of picnic tables. 
Le Gureau, 86700 Romagne. Tel.: 05 49 87 20 20 Email:

"Clean, safe and fun the valley of the monkeys is one of our favourites as we always see something new each time we visit. There are monkeys free to roam and come up close to the children all throughout the park, the more dangerous ones are kept in by rivers and a few with fences. The animals live naturally and are happy and healthy. There are always staff on hand also to make sure that the monkeys do not come too close for comfort or steal your purse or child’s favourite toy! You can spend the whole day there, watch the monkeys being fed and also either take a picnic yourself and enjoy the clean picnic areas or if you are not that organised then you can eat at the numerous food stops around the park. A must for any family!" (JH, Nov 2010)