Campaigners have been battling since 2007 to save the colony of primates in this former nightclub building that became a home to over 100 macaques after a woman inadvertently bought it in 1997.
Now Criterium Monkey Tours has opened a business selling their tour packages through which visitors can see the monkeys around Paris, climb the monkey slide, play with monkeys and take a selfie with one of the monkeys.
Gertrude is the female macaque at the centre of this male-dominated society, who is frequently caught in the middle of fierce arguments between her mates. The budget tours cost $50 (42 euros) for adults, or $39 (30 euros) for children.
This new city-funded project offers an alternative to keeping monkeys as pets. The monkeys’ taxes go towards teaching children skills such as teamwork and democratic discourse.
The macaques are pictured with their owner until the age of 18, but the city wants to stop using the building as a home.