Bergerie nationale de Rambouillet,manifestation grand public sur l'exploitation, 2015.

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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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.

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.


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


    • Educational visits
    • Shop


    Spoken languages

    • French

    Single services tour

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