The Thoules goat farm

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    La Chapelle-d'Abondance

    Caroline and Gérard will introduce you to their passion for goats and mountain agriculture. You will discover behind the scenes of their farm. Sales shop on the farm.

    La Chèvrerie des Thoules offers many activities, by reservation, to help you discover its herd and its various productions.

    In winter :

    Tuesdays :
    In the center of the Abondance valley, Caroline and Gérard will introduce you to their passion for goats and mountain agriculture.
    You will discover behind the scenes of their farm, you will be able to enjoy the kids and goats, observe the cheese making… learn about milking, while ending the visit with a tasting of their products.
    Duration: 1 hour.
    Prices: child – 10 years €5 – adult €7.

    Wednesdays from 2 p.m.:
    Pony ride, under the responsibility of a parent, by reservation. At the end of the walk, enjoy a sale of pancakes and hot chocolate with goat’s milk.
    Duration: 20 minutes.
    Price: €10 per child.

    From 4 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.: Sale of pancakes and hot chocolate with goat’s milk.

    Thursday afternoons:
    In a typical goat farm, supervised by Guillaume from “Nature en Conscience”, discover the time for a snack, the riches of the wild plants of our mountains, their culinary and medicinal uses.
    In the program :
    – Making an apple juice flavored with the scents of our forests
    – Mixture of fresh goat cheese with local herbs
    – Demonstration of how to make a mountain balm to protect against winter ailments
    – Taste with farm products and preparations made together
    – Visit of goats and kids and introduction to milking a resin goat
    Prices: child – 10 years €8 – adult €12.

    In summer :

    Mondays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (several tour departures): Visit of the bees in the heart of the educational hive with the beekeeper and making a candle. Activity followed by the goatherd’s snack with farm products.
    Duration: 1h30.
    Prices: child – 10 years €8 – adult €12.

    Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (several tour departures): In the center of the Abondance valley, Caroline and Gérard will introduce you to their passion for goats and mountain agriculture.
    You will discover behind the scenes of their farm, you will be able to observe the manufacture of cheese, learn how to milk a goat, while ending the visit with a tasting of their products.
    Duration: 1 hour.
    Prices: 10€ per person ; free till 2 years old.

    Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (several trail departures): departures at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.: with Aline, Medium Mountain Guide, a fun orienteering course and discovery of the Thoules goat farm. Activity followed by the goatherd’s snack with farm products.
    Duration: 1 hour.
    Prices: child – 10 years €8 – adult €12.

    Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Pony rides, under the responsibility of a parent, by reservation. At the end of the walk, enjoy a sale of goat’s milk pancakes.
    Duration: 20 minutes.
    Prices: €10 per child.

    Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (several tour departures): nature on your plate. Treat yourself to a moment in nature to meet the wild plants of our mountains. Around the goat farm, Guillaume will make you discover their culinary and medicinal uses. We will then associate certain plants picked with fresh goat’s cheese. Activity followed by the goatherd’s snack with farm products.
    Duration: 1 hour.
    Prices: child – 10 years €8 – adult €12.

    Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (several departures) : Come and create using natural elements or objects to be recycled. Some examples of creations: Bird feeder, carded wool elves, printing of flowers on fabric, chestnut leaf books, etc…
    Duration : 1 hour 30 minutes.
    Prices : €10 per person ; activity accessible from 6 years old.

    Sale of our farm products every day.
    Parking in front of the goat farm, along the RD22, 500m from the tourist office.

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    Services & Equipment

    • Booking obligatory
    • Sales on site
    • Courtyard
    • Car park
    • Educational visits

    Customer base

    • Groups
    • Home school groups

    Products

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    • Cheese

    Opening

    All year round
    Opening hours daily between 10 am and 12 pm and between 3 pm and 7 pm.
    For sale at the farm.

    Animals

    Animaux : Refused

    Adapted Tourism

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    • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
    • Hearing disability
    • Mental disability

    Prices

    Free access. Visit prices on request.

    Visit prices on request.

    Payment method

    • Carte bancaire
    • Chèque
    • Espèces

    Location

    409 route des Frasses
    Les Thoules
    74360 La Chapelle-d'Abondance

    Characteristics :

    • Environnement
    • Mountain location
    • Ski resort
    • Near shuttle stop
    • Close to GR footpath
    • Mountain view

    Spoken languages

    • Langue
    • French