Introducing my children to nature
With its donkey rides, flower beds, birdhouses, insect boxes and bike rental on site, I was convinced when I found this campsite after my long search on the internet. I grew up in the countryside, but our children were born and raised in a city. I really wanted this kind of atmosphere, to show them a little what I had experienced with my grandparents, while making them aware of an eco-responsible approach, for green holidays with a limited carbon footprint.
A place, a human being
We quickly felt at home with Sabrina, who owns the site. She told us about the great adventure that led her here: after a career in international trade, she changed her life following her meeting with donkeys during a stay in Aveyron and the adoption of a little girl . She wanted to offer her a peaceful life, surrounded by these animals, in nature. QED. A conversion that leaves you dreaming: giving life to a place like this in the middle of woods and fields is the complete opposite of our over-connected urban lives!
‘Madame’s donkeys’: walks in magnificent settings.
I had known this for a long time, but this trip confirmed it: the presence of animals that we can take care of is a source of relaxation and well-being. Here Sabrina’s donkeys are never far away and the children went to see them several times a day. Sometimes they needed care and Sabrina said the children could help: they didn’t need asking twice to brush them and fill their water buckets!
We were away from the campsite for two nights on a hike (on donkeys for children, walking alongside for parents) with accommodation in the surroundings. The hikes are tailor-made by Sabrina who knows the area like the back of her hand: we told her what we wanted and she suggested routes following the tracks of hinds and deer in the Cheverny forest and in the vineyards. We did about 15 km a day, which left us plenty of time for visits, tastings and speaking with people. We have rarely felt as relaxed as we do after a week here!
Emma, 43, married, 3 children from 4 to 11 years old, from Lyon.