At ‘La Montagne des Singes’ the Barbary macaques reign supreme.
Enter the park and feel privileged to witness this fascinating animal society which evolves almost the same as in the wild.
Monkeys are ranging freely in what has been their domain since 1969.
The site of the park is beautiful, but it is the well-being of the monkeys that strikes the visitor straight away.
How could it be any different?
Here, the animals are king.
The forest path laid out for the visitors passes through large areas. These are reserved for the monkeys and are necessary for their welfare and rest.
An enriching experience
Whether you are a fan of information boards, video documentaries or just prefer pure observation, you will find the level of information you seek in the park.
Did you know? Our monkeys represent a precious gene pool.
Optimal research conditions
La Montagne des Singes is also a research centre.
Since 1972, scientists have been studying the social behaviour of our Barbary macaques, a highly evolved and organised species.
The guides will be happy to share the results of these studies with you and provide you with up-to-date information.
Conservation of the species
Our park actively contributes to the conservation of the Barbary macaque, an endangered species, by:
- raising visitors’ awareness
- sponsoring actions to protect the Barbary Macaques
- re-introducing entire groups of Barbary Macaques in their North African habitat.
Since the creation of “La Montagne des Singes” in 1969, 3 other parks have been opened:
- La Forêt des Singes in Rocamadour( France) in 1974,
- Affenberg Salem (Germany) in 1976,
- Trentham Monkey Forest (England) in 2005.