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Poitou Donkey Nature Centre (Asinerie du Baudet du Poitou)

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Closes in 26 min: 10:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 18:30
Open today: 10:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 18:30
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Cheap and Cheerful

Nice please to visit if you want to see some donkeys. Cheap and cheerful but worth a look if you... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Paul S
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Harlow, United Kingdom
Donkeys galore!

This made a pleasant trip to take some of our grandchildren. As well as being able to see the... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Kentishchap
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Canterbury
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Over the past 40 years, the Charente-Maritime local council has contributed to improving public awareness of the exceptional natural heritage of the area. 2000 hectares of land were acquired and landmarked as Sensitive Natural Areas, protected...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 18:30
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Route de la Tillauderie, 17470 Dampierre-sur-Boutonne, France
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+33 5 46 24 68 94
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Nice please to visit if you want to see some donkeys. Cheap and cheerful but worth a look if you like donkeys.

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Our daughter Claire is fascinated by the baudets and as we were offered discounted entrance tickets whilst visiting the Château in Dampierre and after having a pleasant lunch at the "Auberge La Bonne Etape" we drove to the asinerie. It is an interesting place and...More

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AsinerieduBaude... d, Executive assistant at Poitou Donkey Nature Centre (Asinerie du Baudet du Poitou), responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write your comment. We are pleased that you found the tour interesting and our staff will be thrilled to know that they lived up to your expectations. However, we're sorry to hear that you were not completely...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

This made a pleasant trip to take some of our grandchildren. As well as being able to see the donkeys and mules there is plenty of background information on the "Baudet du Poitou" donkeys and the way that they have been conserved. We followed the...More

1  Thank Kentishchap
AsinerieduBaude... d, Assistante de direction at Poitou Donkey Nature Centre (Asinerie du Baudet du Poitou), responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a review after your visit. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the tour and would love to see you again some time for another activity, maybe when your youngest grandchild is old enough to go on...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We have been meaning to visit the Poitou donkeys at Dampierre sur Boutonne for several years but never quite made it, that was our first mistake we should have done it earlier! For just a few euros you can take a self guided tour of...More

1  Thank Sally18273
AsinerieduBaude... d, Assiatnte de direction at Poitou Donkey Nature Centre (Asinerie du Baudet du Poitou), responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Dear Sally18273, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your visit. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the tour and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards

Reviewed 4 May 2017

Worth stopping in here, intriguing donkeys unlike any you'll have seen elsewhere wit their long shaggy matted coats.

1  Thank R0bertLindsay
AsinerieduBaude... d, Executive assistant at Poitou Donkey Nature Centre (Asinerie du Baudet du Poitou), responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Hello, We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Don't hesitate to come back and see us again one day. Kind regards

Reviewed 5 January 2017

This place is great for kids of all ages,fron 2 to 92,great value entrance fee of 3euros, guided tour, and chance to pet these very gentle animals

Thank graham c
AsinerieduBaude... d, Assistante de direction at Poitou Donkey Nature Centre (Asinerie du Baudet du Poitou), responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your tour of the Poitou Donkey Nature Centre. Please don't hesistate to come and visit us again. Kind regards

Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

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

Thank cepphuscate
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...More

1  Thank Mary q
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!

Thank martin w
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...More

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