Planet of Crocodiles, France

Nest of crocodiles

We’re making a list of cool things to do in France, since that’s where we spend most of our holidays (we own a holiday farmhouse and gites which we rent out – Chataigne House & Gites).This week we visited Planete Des Crocodiles, at 86320 Civaux, (approx. 40 miles from Chataigne House) in the Vienne region of France.

This is the second time we’ve been here, which is a good indication of how much we like it! This time, Hugo had some school homework to find out as much as possible about crocodiles, so what better way to do a great piece of research? He therefore insisted we had to make a visit!

The boys made a Vlog and took some fab photos. Yes, can you believe control of the camera was given over to the kids?! That’s because Mummy wasn’t on this trip, and she’s our normal photographer!

So, without further ado, I’m now handing over to the boys to give you all the facts:


Planet of crocodiles
Planet of crocodiles – great homework!

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44 Replies to “Planet of Crocodiles, France”

  1. Sue Stoddart says: Reply

    That place looks amazing!! Fab video boys x x

    1. Thanks Aunty Sue xx

  2. I hope the boys got 10/10 for their homework! Fantastic job (and more educational than sitting in a classroom can I add).

    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      I think you’re absolutely right Sam, and hope he shares the experience with the rest of the class

  3. Your boys are adorable! I would give them 10/10 for their homework!


    1. Thank you Veronica, I’ll tell their teacher xx

  4. That was rather lucky to get some crocodile homework! A lovely fun way to do it. Sounds like a great way to spend the summer.
    Amanda. #kcacols

    1. As soon as he got it he said “We have to go back to Planet of Crocodiles!” – we were happy to oblige!

  5. The Tale of Mummyhood says: Reply

    This place looks absolutely brilliant! Your boys did a great job!


    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      That’s kind of you, I’ll tell them!

  6. You’re such a brave woman, going to see the crocodiles! I don’t think I would do that even if it’s for a homework #KCACOLS

    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      Lol they are quite far away in a big pen!

  7. Wow this place looks amazing! My boys would be in their absolute element too.

    Fab photos – I will need to come back and watch the video later as I have no headphones currently!

    Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again next week. x
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    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      Thanks Maria, it is a great place. Hope you enjoy the video when you get chance. Thanks for stopping by xx

  8. my son once had Rhinos as his homework, his art teacher at boarding school had no idea we lived in South Africa and was stunned when he returned after the holidays with actual photos rather than google images

    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      That is impressive!! I haven’t had any feedback yet about this homework actually!

  9. I guess this falls down to whether you a fan of crocodiles. I am on the fence, but I’d give it a whirl.
    Not sure I’d fancy getting in with them though 😉 #KCACOLS
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  10. Wow, this looks both exciting and terrifying!! Sure it is something my boy will be into when he is bigger! Better get used to that! Haha! We’re off to France this year, but only trekking as far as Brittany, need to investigate what fun things there are to do there!

    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      Oh that will be lovely Alice. Let me know where, I’m linked with a lot of France stuff on social media, I’ll tag you in anything interesting xx

  11. Those crocodiles look fierce and scary! Not a big fan, but I can imagine how much kids will enjoy looking at them 😉

    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      It’s probably wise to stay a bit afraid – remember ‘Never Smile at a Crocodile’! Thanks for coming over.

  12. Its a 10 from me, what a brilliant and eductional way to conduct homework. A little scary seeing the crocodiles but nevertheless pretty cool!

    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      Thanks Ana, I’ll give them the homework score!

  13. Wow those are some fierce looking crocs – I am fascinated and equally creeped out by them!

    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      I know what you mean!

  14. I visited here as a child!! It was amazing, but slightly scary too haha x
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    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      Oh really? Small world Harriet!

  15. Lovely video. They deserve an A for this. Nice place too.

    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      Thank you. Apparently his teacher hasn’t watched it yet!

  16. This looks fun & bet it was good for the homework! I love France – I bet it’s lovely to have a holiday home there (especially one earning you money!) (Lucy/R is for Hoppit)

    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      It’s nice to spend so much time there, but as for making any money….money pit is more accurate!! Still a great experience though.

  17. I don’t really think of France and crocs…we’ve plenty here tho…;)
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  18. Great VLOG by your boys. I love their commentary while the caretaker is getting ready to feed the crocs! “I’m hungry. I don’t know if I can stand much more.” Haha!

    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      Thank you Jo. They are a hoot aren’t they?

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  20. This reminds me of the crocodiles farm in Thailand. Love the boys vlog narration on this! Pretty cool ! 🙂 #MyFavouriteTrip
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    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      Thanks Su – I’ve given them a little coaching in image stability! But they are very natural with narration!

  21. I am so sorry for the time it has taken me to read and comment on this post – I know we talked about it on Twitter and with an unexpected trip to the UK thrown in I completely missed you out … and you were our first crocodiles on #AnimalTales. Great video by the boys and those crocs are so wonderfully prehistoric. We have a Crocodile Park up near Mont St Michel … maybe I need to take my boys there this summer.
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    1. Don’t worry Rosie, thanks for stopping by!

  22. Phoebe @ Lou Messugo says: Reply

    I feel like Rosie, sorry it’s taken me so long to comment, in my case it’s too much work followed swiftly by holidays but I’m getting there just before the next #AllAboutFrance! Well done to your boys, that’s a great video.
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    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      Thanks for finding the time Phoebe, I really appreciate it x

  23. I bet my daughter and hubby would love to visit this place. They love wildlife and reptiles and it sounds fun. I think i’d be a bit nervous near that many crocodiles.
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    1. It’s great to do on a rainy day as it’s warm outside. Reptiles scare me, but the crocodiles were generally very slow (and far enough away!)

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