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A gem of a place.

Roche sur yon? Somewhere many of us know well from the signs on the Autoroute but few have visited... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Rob B
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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Fun for all the family

For a freebie this is a must! We only came to Roche ser Yon because we heard about these mechanical... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Sarah B
West Malling, United Kingdom
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Place Napoleon, 85000, La Roche-sur-Yon, France
+33 2 51 47 47 47
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Roche sur yon? Somewhere many of us know well from the signs on the Autoroute but few have visited. We'll if you're in the area I'd highly recommend the town with its zoo mechanique in Place Napoleon. A great way to spend a couple of...More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

For a freebie this is a must! We only came to Roche ser Yon because we heard about these mechanical animals. An owl, a heron, flamingos, an otter and frogs all controlled by a set of buttons and levers which you or the kids can...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Four adults spent a couple of hours here. its an amazing place and getting to work out how the animals work is good fun. The alligator is the best as it squirts water at those watching if you work out how to control it. The...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We spent one hour with our 2 children 8 and 5 and had a really nice time. My boys being fan of robots and machine, it was the perfect place to visit in La Roche sur Yon.

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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

My family and I come here often when we are in La Roche Sur Yon, its a beautiful place to walk, our son loves the animals (and we do too). I've visited the area at night as well and have always felt completely safe.

Thank brennainfrance
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is an unusual and creative use of space in the middle of a city centre. It is usually open in the afternoons. The machine animals are imaginative and creative. It is excellent for children.

Thank And2012S
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing city square, perfect for several hours of entertainment for our inquisitive boys. We went 3 times over a 24 hour stay in the city!!

Thank shropshirestalker
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Picked up a leaflet about this and were intrigued. Set around a square a series of mechanical animals sit in ponds. Each set has a control platform with handles and buttons that can be manipulated to cause the animals to move, blink, flap wings, spray...More

Thank Catherine H
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Don't forget to see and play with the automaton animals in the centre of La Roche. This is fun not only for children. Unfortunately quite often of the one of the animals is out of action, but they get repaired quickly. So on your way...More

Thank beate466
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Lots of mechanical animals set in ponds within a park area. You can control the animals and make them splash water. The children really liked the animals - so many to see. A wonderful area to visit.

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Its totally free. Its in the town square which is open all day and night. There are no restrictions.