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Asinerie du Baudet du Poitou

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Address: 1 la Tillauderie, 17470 Dampierre-sur-Boutonne, France
Phone Number: +33 5 46 24 68 94
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French mules rule!

Very informative (ask for the English translation for the tour). Who knew mules could be so interesting?

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
cepphuscate
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seattle
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seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Very informative (ask for the English translation for the tour). Who knew mules could be so interesting?

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Angouleme, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Have wanted to visit this place for ages and was not disappointed. The donkeys have lots of space and are well looked after. Lots of picnic benches if you choose to do this, there is nowhere to buy food and drink at the farm. Staff are very friendly and helpful and the girl at reception explained all in very good... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is not a donkey sanctuary! This farm looks after a rare and very interesting donkey breed. They also have heavy horses and muels. The tour is good with physical interaction with the young donkeys. Very enjoyable!

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Thank martin w
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I was dreading going to see these donkeys. Thought it was going to be a smelly, hot farm! How wrong was I?? We absolutely loved this visit. The guide was very knowledgable and made the tour great fun! The highlight of the visit was obviously the baby donkeys, they were so friendly and cute. The history and science part of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

I wish there had been more to do. I imagine in summer they will have far more activities organized but on the first day of the season it was ‘merely’ the donkeys to look at. Set in a lovely rural location there is a very pleasant walk around the farm that takes you past all the enclosures taking in the... More 

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AsinerieduBaude... d, Responsable réception at Asinerie du Baudet du Poitou, responded to this review

Hello Woodabell, Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the tour! In addition to the guided and non-guided tours, we propose other activities from the 1st April (carriage rides, hikes with the donkeys). In summer, we also propose donkey rides for children (4 years and older). For all of these activities, you need to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

We were recommend this by others staying in the local village. So we thought we'd give it a go. This a donkey sanctuary with a huge difference. They are succeeding in saving the local Baudet donkey. They are quite a size for a donkey and also have long hair, verging on dreadlocks There is a walk around the farm with... More 

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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Found this venue via trip advisor. A worthwhile visit for all ages, we were greeted by the cashier in fluent French, but soon turned to fluent English. The site is well laid out with a route to follow, A translation sheet in English also helps to describe and explain the tour, hence a well laid out route. Bookings can be... More 

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

My wife and I visited the donkey farm in September 2015 driving from Paris to the southwest. The donkeys are excellent and well taken care of. This is a very special place that raises a very special type of donkey called the Poitou donkey (look them up). We tremendously enjoyed our visit walking around the farm. Mostly in French, but... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

We visited during a stay in the village near by, we didn't realise what was on offer till we got there and booked to go back a couple of days later for my 2 daughters to go on the donkey ride, first visit was excellent and the kids thoroughly enjoyed walking round and meeting the donkeys, we back at the... More 

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Greater Manchester, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

We were staying close by and didn't want to keep travelling an hour to get to Cognac, La Rochelle or Rochefort so used the Trip Advisor app to find things to do near by. Reviews were generally favourable and it was less than 5 miles away. We arrived and were greeted by very friendly reception staff who spoke English sufficiently... More 

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