A Family Friendly Farm in Normandy
There's a family friendly farm less than 10 minutes from Gavray that's suitable for younger guests. It's called La Ferme de Lucie and is run by Céline and Benoît Hachler in Le Mesnil Rogues.
I was kindly allowed to take photos of the animals which included goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits, lambs, llamas and peacocks.
Some of the animals such as the chickens are in pens but others roam free. Sensible shoes are therefore recommended as you may come across animal droppings as you wander round.
There's also a farm shop where you can buy honey, sweet spicy cake (pain d'épices), jam, cider, calvados, apple juice, cider vinegar and duck pâté. The apple products are all produced locally in Normandy.
If you'd like to pick your own seasonal fruit and veg, this is also available and is priced by weight. Strawberries are available from June through to the end of September. Simply pick as much as you want so there's no waste.
Where To Find The Farm
The farm's address is 46 Rault Bidel, 50450 Le Mesnil Rogues. It is located just off the D7 than runs from Gavray to La Haye Pesnel. Opening times from June to September are Wednesday and Saturday morning and afternoons. On Thursday and Friday it's open in the morning only. Morning times are 9.30 - 12 noon. Afternoon opening is 2 - 6pm. Their website has more information about the pick-your-own produce and the animals you can visit. It costs 4€ for children and 6€ for adults to visit the farm.
For more family friendly activities in Normandy, read this blog post.
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