National Sheepfold

Interesting
It was here, at this experimental farm created in 1785, that Louis XVI was keen to introduce new species of sheep to France, including the merino breed. Today, its buildings (built during the Empire period) are home to 600 sheep. This educational farm also has 60 milk cows, horses, a pig sty, rabbits and a farmyard. Visit the Musée du Mouton (Sheep Museum) located on the same site, charting the history of sheep and the shepherding profession since Antiquity, as well as displaying objects used for sheep farming in the past.

Useful information

Address:

Parc du Château, 78514 Rambouillet

Phone:

+33 1 61 08 68 70

Price:

6 € (-12 years old 4 €)

Opening hours

Wed, weekends, Bank Hols and school hols 2pm-5.30pm

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