Description: Highly recommended! This excellent and unique zoo provides the chance to walk through different zones, surrounded by more than 30 different species of monkey. The more aggressive monkeys are safely separated, whilst the safer breeds are free to roam around you. You can take your own picnic (don’t forget to ask for a monkey proof rucsac at the ticket kiosk and to return it in the shop after your visit) or purchase a snack in one of two pleasant snack bars.

Location: About 45km south of Poitiers in the direction of Saintes.  Take the N10 south of Poitiers as far as Couhe, then follow signs from the village centre to Vaux, Romagne and on to the Valle des Singes.  Near the Labyrinthe Vegetal.

General Info:  Website. Open daily from 2nd April – 13th November, from 10AM to 7PM in peak summer months.

Our recommendations: Allow at least 3 hours for your visit.  The regular talks are in French only, although they provide an excellent chance to see more of some species and to rest your legs!

For the children: We believe this attraction will appeal most to children who are fond of animals, especially in the age range 5 – 15.  For toddlers there is a nice kiddies farm and a play area especially for them.


Here’s more information to make the most of your visit to the Charente Maritime: