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Le Parc du Reynou (Zoo)

Our children love this park! It is a huge safari park set in the grounds of a lovely ruined chateau, where the animals all look happy, there are always a number of baby animals. There is a good amount of information available about the animals. You can buy a cup of popcorn to feed the less fussy animals. Last summer we fed the giraffes, and enjoyed the walks tremendously. There is a snack bar and plently of space to picnic. Open every day.

The park is about a 35 minute drive from us.

La Vallée des Singes (Valley of the Monkeys)

A great day out for those who like monkeying around! The park has a huge variety of primates (350 monkeys roam about) and promotes conservation and preservation in the wild. It is all about getting up close to the animals and learning about them in a fun way. There is also a small farm area, and great outdoor play area and picnic spots. Good for children of all ages.


The park is open every day and is about 50 minutes from the Chateau.

Les Loups de Chabrières (The Wolf Sanctuary)

Experience the ancient fascination with wolves at this great park, giving the opportunity to see wolves in the near wild, and learn about them. The wolf trail is especially good for older children. Open every day. 

It is located near Guéret, about 45 minutes from the Chateau.

Cité des Insectes

A whole little zoo just for insects - everything you ever wanted to know and lots more beside! Located near Lake Vassiviere. English speaking, check for times.

Limoges Aquarium


The aquarium is small but great for young children. It is good place to spend an hour or so after a spot of shopping. Feeding time is at 16.00; open every day.


It is in central Limoges, so about 35 minutes from the Chateau.

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