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Reserve Zoologique de Calviac

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Address: Sous le Roc, 24370 Calviac-en-Perigord, France
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+33 5 53 28 84 08

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Nice park and interesting animals

We spent an afternoon here and thoroughly enjoyed it. The lemurs and fossas were a highlight and the overall laidback feel to the place added to the experience. Staff were helpful... read more

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Erica K
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent an afternoon here and thoroughly enjoyed it. The lemurs and fossas were a highlight and the overall laidback feel to the place added to the experience. Staff were helpful and friendly. We were here in low season so it was peaceful and gave us the opportunity to see many of the interesting animals undisturbed. It's possibly quite a... More 

Thank Erica K
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

If on holiday near by this is something worth doing if you love monkeys. The animals here have great enclosures allowing you to walk through and see them up close. We were lucky enough to get especially close to the lemurs which all the family loved! It's not a massive place but the price reflects this. Does not take all... More 

Thank KaylQ6
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

You have to really look to find the animals but that makes it all the more worthwhile. You can see that they really care for the animals, the enclosures are very good and not just cages like at some zoos. Definitely recommend. We went with our 21 month old daughter and it was about right. Not too big, a bit... More 

Thank Grigacat
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is not a large zoo and we did not see some of the animals that were supposedly there. However, my children had a great time in the lemur area. We had lucky timing and the lemur pen was being cleaned, so they were all out and jumping around us. Don't expect exotic animals, but it passes the time and... More 

Thank Ireyfamily
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

During our family visit here whilst on holiday in the area in August we felt the welcome from the staff was excellent, they were very help full and most informative. We saw a good range of the animals here however as a wildlife lover who has seen many of the creatures here in the wild I was rather 'disturbed' at... More 

1 Thank Maureen W
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

This zoo is a bit different from traditional zoos. You won't find lions, tigers or giraffes. Instead there are many smaller animals that you get closer to than in most zoos. There is a good amount of information about the animals, and the site itself is nicely laid out for a pleasant walk. Do note that the paths are really... More 

Thank RJG75
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

Build against a steep hill in the dark beautifull forest of the perigord this zoo is worth visiting. Find for example, fossa, different lemurs, tamarin, tapir and wolverine in nice natural enclosures. The setting and many other worthwhile animals make Calviac a small sized but serious zoo (take 1,5 - 2 hours for A visit). Also a lot to learn... More 

2 Thank Matthijs V
Calviac-en-Perigord, France
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2015

The youngsters in out party had the best time here. The zoo is set on a well laid out wooded hillside so the kids took themselves round, like mini David Attenboroughs, climbing, exploring and searching for some very unusual wild life. We all learnt a lot & it was lovely to discover that the owner of the zoo was inspired... More 

1 Thank SueBirch24
Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

If you are going here don't expect big animals - there are unusual animals here that we had never seen before, quite a bit of walk round but it was well worth it, there were only a few animals we didn't see but we had been told this before we went round. Wells worth a visit.

Thank TJMoore1946
East Sussex, UK
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2014

We were very lucky to arrive just before the guided tour (2.30pm), which is also feeding time for the animals! the tour was in french (to be expected!!) but we were very happy just following. As it was feeding time too, the lady that was doing the tour had all the food for the animals which obviously meant they came... More 

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