Zoos, Animal parks and theme parks
Nature Tours in the Dordogne Valley
Gramat Animal Park:
Life-size nature! 40 shady hectares for a hike across the plateau in the heart of the Causses du Quercy Nature Park, to meet wolves, bears, lynxes, otters, bison, owls, deer...
The sight of birds of prey is breathtaking. The birds fly above the Rocamadour canyon and hover over the city and the wooded hills, before plunging again straight towards you, on the esplanade. It is rare to be so close to these majestic birds: condors, eagles, parrots ... and to admire them in total freedom.
Still in Rocamadour, stroll under the oaks in a park of 20 ha to meet 150 Barbary macaques who live in complete freedom... Several generations of monkeys can be observed, from the patriarch taking a nap to the little baby clinging to his mother. Not to mention the young monkeys who play and bicker together! A fun visit for the whole family!
In summer, close to the Rocamadour Castle, discover three must-see horse shows. Share these unforgettable moments for the whole family, in a pleasant, shady park. Equestrian stunts, jousting, picturesque characters and offbeat humour, in close complicity and contact with the artists!
In Martel, tour the largest collection of venomous reptiles in France! Snakes, of course, but also crocodiles, turtles, lizards, tarantulas, scorpions, etc... They are waiting for you to come and observe them up close... and in complete safety!
The Marais de Bonnefont Regional Nature Reserve is a unique place on the plateau: a wetland on a plateau where water is scarce. Guided or unguided tours (free) are available to all, to discover amphibians, insects and butterflies... and a beautiful reed bed.
Calviac Zoological Reserve:
The Calviac Zoological Reserve is a conservatory of endangered species, which shelters nearly 200 animals from 4 different geographical zones: Europe, Madagascar, South America and Oceania. The site, entirely wooded, is revealed to you as you walk along a 1.5 km educational and fun route.
A few steps away from the Padirac Chasm, Insectopia reveals the fascinating world of living insects from around the world: leaf and stick insects, giant centipedes, beetles, scarabs... not to mention a room where you can wander among magnificent butterflies!
The House of Bees:
The importance of bees for our survival on a global scale... At the House of Bees, we explain the organisation within a beehive and the work of a beekeeper. Inside the museum, there is a living hive to show the intensive daily lives of honeybees.