Bergerie nationale de Rambouillet _ Ferme pédagogique

Bergerie nationale de Rambouillet

Set up under Louis XVI, the Bergerie Nationale de Rambouillet - or National Sheepfold - is still a working agricultural facility and is a great place for people of all ages to come and learn about farming life.

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Description

Located at the heart of the Rambouillet national estate, the Bergerie Nationale dates back two centuries to the reign of Louis XVI.
At that time, it was created to improve wool production and farming in France and to this day, it continues to serve for agricultural trials, training and innovation, involving and supporting farmers and applying a sustainable development approach.

Life on the farm

But that’s not all, because the Bergerie Nationale is also a working farm open to visitors for a fun and informative way of seeing what farmers do and how the animals live. Take a tour at your own pace or follow one of the guided visits held every afternoon. Depending on the season, there is a series of workshops and events for all the family: hand-milking of the goats, milking the cows, horse & carriage rides, taking care of the animals, shearing the sheep – including the historical flock of Rambouillet Merinos – Easter egg hunts and more! Enough to keep visitors of all ages entertained!
And don’t miss the new arrivals each year: the baby goats are born in spring and the lambs from September to February. And you can see calves, piglets, bunnies and chicks all year round.

Before you leave, stop off at the Bergerie’s boutique which sells a range of goods from the farm and other French farm produce.

The Bergerie Nationale celebrates Christmas

From December 8, 2021 to January 2, 2022, Santa Claus and his elves pay a visit to the children at the educational farm with a rich programme of activities for all ages. To celebrate an ethical Christmas Eve, take part in the " Récup' Noël " workshops during which the little ones can create their own decorations to hang on the tree. For those who love stories, every day during the school holidays, take a carriage for storytelling tours to the tune of "The Nutcracker".
On 12 December, the Christmas market at the Bergerie offers you the chance to buy local arts and crafts and food before enjoying a performance of "Beauty and the Beast" (online booking recommended).
But also, meeting with Father Christmas, gourmet food, nativity scene, milking of cows and care of sheep for end of year outings with your family in rural mode.

Discover the Bergerie nationale de Rambouillet through one of the treasure hunts in the Paris Region Adventures application specially designed for families and downloadable free of charge.

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Community facilities

Access and contact

Bergerie Nationale
Parc du château
78120 Rambouillet

    Days and opening hours

    All year round, every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 5.30 pm. Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.

    Prices

    • 7 €
    • Adult: from 7 € Child (3-12 years): 5 €.
      Free entry for children < 3 years.

    Facility

    • Covered picnic area
    • Toilets
    • Meeting room
    • Picnic area
    • Car park
    • Free car park
    • Coach parking
    • Public WC

    Services

    • Educational visits
    • Sales on site
    • Motorhomes allowed
    • Themed tour
    • Shop
    • Permanent entertainments organiser
    • Tourist brochures
    • Tourist information
    • Restaurant
    • Guided tours
    • Farm shop

    Activities

    • Children&#039;s entertainment
    • Product tasting
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Botanic trail

    Tour

    Spoken languages

    • French

    Guided tour languages

    • French

    Bulletin board languages

    • French

    Single services tour

    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
    • Guided individual tours available permanently
    • Guided individual tours on request
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