If at the Parc des Félins you can enjoy a walk on the Lemur islands and observe dozens of these small primates, the neighbor zoo set a few meters, Terre de Singes offers a nice and immersive walk among monkeys and birds.
Covering 20 hectares, Terre de Singes welcomes Barbary macaques (also known as Barbary apes or magots) coming from traffic and often mistreated by their owners. In the park, these monkeys are taught again to enjoy the human presence because it’s in the middle of these animals you’ll walk.
At Terre de Singes, there are 47 magots living in the forest and in the plains featuring a body of water. A path has been created in the middle of this nature so that visitors can go up close with these free monkeys. But not too close, because there are safety rules to observe and employees of the parc keep a weather-eye open.
These magots feel good at Terre de Singes since they breed and you can currently see two baby magots.
Terre de Singes also welcomes other monkey species: Callithrix, three kinds of tamarinds (the smallest monkeys in the world) walking free on a small island they never leave (they can't swim) and geladas who also bred this year.
Terre de Singes park – also known as Terre des Safaris – offers you to meet birds in two huge outdoor and indoor, very noisy aviaries (the staff wears earplugs to protect their eardrums from the bird's shriek!) covering 1500sqm. You'll meet 27 species of birds with hooked beaks: including macaws, parakeets, amazon parrots and lorikeets, very colorful birds that you can feed with some nectar so that they come to you.
All in all, no fewer than 300 animals expect you at Terre des Singes. Hosts are present all along the tour to answer your questions and allow you to attend guided feeding sessions. They're held every 15 minutes in high season at different points in the park. These moments allow you to lean much more about the animals and observe them up-close, especially geladas and tamarinds.
The only food area of Terre de Singes enjoys a panoramic view on geladas to make sure you’re always looking at the animals even during your meal. Fast food is available on the spot and there's also a picnic area.
And if your own little monkeys suddenly want to imitate the apes they've just seen, a playground area is open so that they can do some climbing.
Terre de Singes is set near Coulommiers, not far from the Disney parks. Buses are available to go to the park.
The tour lasts 1H30. If you attend the different guided snack times, you have to allow more time. In the same day, you can do both Terre de Singes and Parc des Félins thanks to a double ticket.
If you want to have a privileged family time with monkeys, head to Terre de Singes.
From 30 July 2019 to 30 November 2019
Terre de Singes
77540 Lumigny Nesles Ormeaux
Enfant de 3 à 9 ans: 6 €
Adulte: 12 €
Billet 2 parcs enfant: 14.50 €
Billet 2 parcs adulte: 25 €