La Forêt des Singes

Rocamadour
Midi Pyrénées
Attractions and places of interest
Zoos and Aquaria

Get up close to 130 barbary macaque monkeys at La Forêt des Singes, a beautiful 50 acre park where the monkeys roam freely - with no barriers or cages. Guides are positioned along the paths and are always ready to answer your questions. There are also educational boards around the site to help explain the social behaviour of the monkeys, their nutritional needs and more.

 

Nearby attractions

A spectacular chasm leading into a huge cave system, the Gouffre de Padirac is a magnificent natural wonder. Descend 103m into the chasm by elevator or on foot and discover an underground world created over millenia by water...

Inside the former Bishop's palace is the Musée de Henri Martin which houses works of art by Neo-Impressionist painter Henri Martin. There are also several other exhibitions with collections including archaeology, ethnography,...

Take a beautiful river cruise underneath the medieval Pont Valentre on the river Lot. The boat Fenelon will take you on a 1 hour 15 minutes long cruise of the city, or you can spend all day on the river with a meal on board on...

Les Jardins de l'Imaginaire will fascinate those with an interest in gardens. 16k west of Brive, overlooking the Vézère valley and covering over 6 hectares, these unique gardens, opened in 1996, have walkways taking you past...

Places to visit nearby

Rocamadour in the Midi-Pyrénées is a dramatic village built on a cliff face, famed through the centuries as a place of pilgrimage and for its Rocamadour goats cheese.

Sarlat in Aquitaine is a pretty medieval market town surrounded by lush forests and countryside that is famous for its culinary delights of foie gras and truffles.

Cahors in the Midi-Pyrénées is the home of black wine from the malbec grape and is uniquely built on a twist in the River Lot.