Visit Reindeer in France at La Ferme Béridon

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Say hi to Carrot the reindeer

Did you know that you can visit a reindeer farm in southern France?  Neither did we until we came across  La Ferme Béridon.

Situated roughly one hour from Gap and two and a half hours from Aix-en-Provence and Marseille La Ferme Béridon is a lovely morning or afternoon visit especially if you have young children.

On our visit, we were able to see and stroke the younger reindeer which are kept directly on the farm, while the older reindeer live in the forest area of the farm.  It’s a bit harder to see the older reindeer as they roam around the forest, but we did spot one from a distance.

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Another of our highlights was seeing and holding the baby lambs when we visited the barn where the sheep were kept.

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The sheep busy munching away
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Oh…there was a lama as well!

La Ferme Béridon will also supply you with a simple map for a walking tour of the land that the farm is on.  On the tour, you will see some very charming Shetland ponies, noisy geese and some scary looking bison; there’s also a small playing area for children.

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A sign warning against going too close to the fence and to avoid shouting and running in the area.

In the shop, you can buy tickets and shop souvenirs, there are also tables if you wish to sit and eat any food that you have bought with you. We also have to mention how warm and welcoming proprietor Marie-Josée was when we visited.

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Things to know about visiting Ferme Béridon

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You definitely need a car to get there (i.L no public transport) and to be confident driving on narrow, winding, mountain roads.

English is not spoken but understood.

This is a working, mountain farm so don’t expect anything too fancy

If you’re in the area for the day it’s worth a visit, but if you’re thinking of making a special visit from further afield you could end up spending more time travelling there and back than visiting the farm; we were on a ski trip in the area so it was just a short journey to the farm.

La Ferme Béridon

See more details here

Tarif |  7€ for adults and 4.20€ for children

I’Infernet, AUZET, 04140 Seyne les Alps, 04 92 35 05 57, email ferme.beridon@wanadoo.fr

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Taking in the view.

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My lovely companions for the visit.

 

 

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