Aux Petits Sabots

Aux Petits Sabots opinie, Berlou

Aux Petits Sabots
Inne rancza i farmy
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23 reviews
Very good

Louise S
Norwich, UK21 contributions
Delightful place and donkey walk.
sie 2015 • Dla rodziny
Our visit to this Donkey sanctuary not far from Saint-Chinian was one of the highlights of our recent holiday in Languedoc. For 22 euros for two hours we took a delightful donkey, Ugolin, for a walk in stunning countryside. The owner Dorothee gave us a map and English directions for the walk, and briefed us with a few Ugolin dos and don’ts. She set off with us to check we knew what we were doing and then left us to do most of the gentle two miles or so on our own. Well, that is, with the donkey. Ugolin had clearly seen it all and done it all before, and could probably have gone solo, but was very soothing and delightful company. We were two adults and a 15 year old girl but very small children can ride on him and there is room in the panniers to put valuables and a water bottle or two. The walk took us through forest, over a hill and then through the characteristic French village of Belou. On our return we handed Ugolin back, and looked round the farm at the other donkeys – all very well looked after, and the other owner, Christophe explained that the donkey walks are just a small part of what they do. Their main interest is to conserve and continue some rare Provencal breeds of donkey. They also make some donkey products, which are for sale in the small on site shop and also in some local farmers’ markets – for instance soap made from donkey milk but refreshingly this is not a highly commercialised enterprise.

Aux petits sabots (little hooves) is open all year but it is best to phone first to book a donkey walk.

All in all an experience to recommend to all country and animal lovers, and a refreshing change from some of the busier activities in the Languedoc in August.
Written 30 sierpnia 2015
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