Individual visits

    Audio-guided tour (approx. 1h)

    The visit of 3 rooms immerses you in the heart of the cradle of this exceptional breed of cattle. The breeding of these animals no longer holds any secrets for you and you will understand that the quality of this meat is no coincidence!

    The geology, the hedges, the grass, the know-how of the breeders, are all factors which allow us to obtain an exceptional meat. You come out as an informed consumer with many tips for choosing and cooking Charolais.

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    Enjoy the view of the bocage and its hills from the top of the tower.

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    To complete your experience, finish with a tasting of meat and Charolais sausage accompanied by a glass of red wine.

    7,60 € / person

    (rate including audio guide and tasting) - every day - without reservation - indoor activity

    3.80 € / child (from 6 to 12 years old)

     

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    Farm visit of about 2 hours to meet the breeder.

    A breeder welcomes you and guides you through his farm. You perceive the reality of how a farm works in its environment. A real time of exchange between producer and consumer. The visit ends with a Charolais meat tasting at the farm!

    7,60 € / person

    - on reservation, see agenda

    - Outdoor activity, please bring your own clothes according to the weather, departure from the Maison du Charolais.

    (free access to the discovery area, provided the visit is made on the same day)

     

    Familial visits

    Visit the discovery area in a different way! All family members participate! An opportunity to get together to share and experience moments together.

    Depending on the time of year, 3 family adventure courses will take you on a journey that will allow children to learn while having fun.

    Go and meet the cows!

    Your adventure bag is given to you at the reception desk, (you will then take it home) to go on a family trip across France. About fifteen games await you: games for 7 families, stomach flaps, crosswords, temperature reading, cow puzzle, touch boxes, films, coded message, blind tasting... To make sure you don't forget any of the discoveries, fill in your travel notebook.

    The end of the visit remains unexpected, nevertheless, know that until the end of the visit you and your children will be kept in suspense...

    So enjoy your visit!

    Duration of the visit: 2 hours

    - accessible from 7 years old. Every day from 10 am to 6 pm, without reservation, from March 21st to October 4th. Indoor activity. Air-conditioned space.

    7,60 € / person

    3,80 € / child (from 6 to 12 years old)

     

    Some games have been momentarily removed to avoid manipulation.

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    Follow the spider's thread

    It seems that the witch of the House of Charolais has woken up! With your family, find something to feed her so that she can eat and sleep again for the rest of the year. This way, visitors will avoid being given Machiavellian spells. There are many objects to be found such as the witch's mirror, the bloody butcher's knife, spiders, the witch's pot. If you succeed in your mission, the witch invites you to her meal. (free witch's drink)

    Duration of the visit: 1 hour

    - accessible from 7 years old. Every day from October 17th to November 8th.

    Attention winter timetable from November 2nd (11am to 5pm) without reservation, Indoor activity.

    7,60 € / person

    3,80 € / child (from 6 to 12 years old)

    Follow in the footsteps of our breeder

    Look for the boot prints in the snow that will guide you in the discovery of the profession of cattle breeder.

    Duration of the visit: 1 hour

    - accessible from 7 years old. Every day from 6 February to 15 March.

    Attention winter timetable from November 2nd to March 1st (11am to 5pm) without reservation, Indoor activity.

    7,60 € / person

    3,80 € / child (from 6 to 12 years old)

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    Farm visit (approx. 2h), meeting the breeder

    A breeder welcomes you and guides you through his farm. You will perceive the reality of how a farm works in its environment. A real exchange time between producer and consumer. The visit ends with a Charolais meat tasting at the farm!

    7,60 € / person

    - on reservation, see agenda

    - Outdoor activity, please bring your own clothes according to the weather - Departure from the Maison du Charolais

    (Free access to the discovery area, provided the visit is made on the same day)

    Scholar visits

    From nursery school to BTS, a visit suitable for all ages! Do not hesitate to contact our school manager to design your personalised programme.

    The discovery area is composed of 3 rooms, allowing you to organise the visit in several groups. You will find many themes to work on.

    Room From grass to plate

    - Rumination of the cow, role of the 4 stomachs.

    - Different breeds of cattle in France.

    - What is meat? Why do we need to eat it? Where does it come from?

    - Vocabulary: calf, cow, bull, heifer, grazer.

    - Traceability, signs of quality.

    - Work of the butcher, of the restaurateur.

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    Breeding room

    - The work of the Charolais cattle breeder over the seasons.

    - Evolution of farm buildings.

    - Cattle feeding (boxes with hay, straw, various cereals).

    - Marketing methods.

    - Bocage: its role, its maintenance.

    The Terroir Room

    - Geology of the Charolais.

    - Herbaceous species.

     

     

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    Belvedere

    - View of the Charolais bocage and its hills.

    - Landscape reading.

    For cycles 1, 2, 3

    An animator guides the children during 1h15 for a playful visit. Knowledge is transmitted through numerous games allowing the children to participate and be actors of the visit.

    To go further

    - For cycle 2: Become a perfect little breeder.
    Words to find to reconstruct the story of the perfect little breeder.
    Link to the blank sheets and their corrections

    - For cycle 3: Meudia 24 educational sheets covering all the important points of the discovery area.

    Link to the 24 blank sheets and their corrections.

    New: adventure courses, (different according to the period)

    Go and meet the cows! Follow in the footsteps of our breeder! Follow the spider's thread!

    For middle schools and high schools

    A questionnaire adapted to each level helps to raise awareness among pupils.

    Link to the blank questionnaire and its answer sheet.

    Contact : Céline DESMURS

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    Group visits

    Guided tour

    1h30 of visit during which a passionate guide invites you to discover how the Charolais cow transforms grass into quality meat.

    A visit of 3 rooms that will immerse you in the heart of the cradle of this breed of cattle. The breeding of these white animals will no longer hold any secrets for you and you will understand that the quality of this meat is no coincidence !

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    The geology, the hedges, the climate, the typicality of the grass and the know-how of the breeders are all factors that make it possible to obtain meat of exceptional quality. You come out as an informed consumer with many tips, how to buy and cook this Charolais meat.

    The visit ends at the top of the tower, where the hilly landscape of hedged farmland can be contemplated.

    Link to taste section

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    Farm visit (approx. 2h), meeting the breeder

    A breeder welcomes you and guides you through his farm. You will perceive the reality of how a farm works in its environment. A real exchange time between producer and consumer. The visit ends with a Charolais meat tasting at the farm!

    7,60 € / person

    - on reservation, see agenda

    - Outdoor activity, bring clothing according to the weather conditions.

    - departure to the Maison du Charolais

    (Free access to the discovery area, provided the visit is made on the same day)

    Link to Group brochure

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    Route Centre Europe Atlantique - Sortie 12
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    Fax : 03.85.88.04.09
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