Welcome to the Park From one subject to another, in the heart of Marais Poitevin Regional Nature Park in Saint-Georges-de-Rex! Set off to discover a animal and leisure parkWhere your senses will be awakened.


A park on a human scale

Nestled in the heart of the Marais Poitevin Regional Natural Park, set off to discover an animal and leisure park on a human scale. A getaway for a few hours to breathe in the fresh air. Enjoy with family or friends, immersive animal world and their daily activities but also leisure universe, where it will be necessary to combine agility and team spirit. Ready for adventure?
The reputation of the Parc du Coq à l’Âne is also its fresh and raw donkey milk soaps made on site with unique artisanal method in France.

On site, you will also find:

  • Accommodations: unusual guest rooms and lodges,
  • A restaurant summer “Lânarosé”,
  • A regional products shop and in particular the space artisanal soap factory,
  • From the almost complete rental of bicycles and rosalies.
Parc Du Coq à l’Âne

The Poitou donkey

is a very old breed of donkeys originating from Poitou.

Did you know?

Le donkey of Poitou where the Poitou donkey is the oldest breed of donkey in France. This donkey is easily recognizable thanks to its coat of an unusual length and appearance in an equine. In addition, it is equipped with a Large size, big ears and a imposing frame.

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The animal world

It’s a 7 hectare estate which opens its doors to you for a visit of more or less 2 hours to discover approximately 40 species of animals. Go from one universe to another throughout your visit: from the emblematic donkey of Poitou Asked lamas et alpacas, sheep Asked Guinea pigs, parrots Asked Highland cows or Mangalitza pigs… A immersive, fun and educational experience to do with the family!

Since he started, the family business is committed in conservation and valorization actions of local and ancient breeds. It is also part of the labels “LPO Refuge” and “Bat Refuge” for the protection of lesser-known animal species.

A fun visit for young and old

During your visit, many highlights are offered to you such as daily animal entertainment, donkey rides in the park or even the Adventurer's Notebook, which will accompany young and old alike in their quest to solve the mysteries of the animal world on a journey strewn with enigmas. Numerous educational panels complete your knowledge on the animals of the Park.

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Challenge your team spirit

During your visit, take breaks to have fun thanks to the numerous outdoor games installed on the course, every 250 meters. There will be some for everyone : duck fishing, tightrope walking, cage ball, barefoot course… In a duel or as a team, challenge yourself!

New for 2023: the Archery Challenge

The “Savonnerie Cornet”, artisanal & ancestral know-how

It is in 2006 that the Coq à l’Âne Park will open the doors of his soap factory. This passionate family business animals but more particularly donkeys, wanted to use the fresh and raw milk of their donkeys to put him in service for all skin types… but not only ! Savonnerie Cornet is the alchemy of ancestral know-how and a method unique in France. It combines the virtues of fresh, raw donkey milk with the craftsmanship of an eco-designed product.

New for 2023: An interactive and sensory scenographic space “The history of soap through time” tells you its manufacturing secrets and its uses.

An exceptional product

Donkey milk is an ally for the skin since antiquity. Queen Cleopatra was also a fan of donkey milk baths. Did you know that this milk is one of the animal milks that is closest to that of women? It’s a true elixir low in fat, full of vitamins, antioxidants and trace elements. The quality of milk that you will find in Savonnerie Cornet products is guaranteed 100% fresh and local, without any transformations and above all respectful of the environment and animal welfare. Find different ranges such as the baby range, the men's range, the home products range... Come to the store, and let it bubble!

And it's not over…

Pedal

Everyone has their own pace and means of transport, to enjoy the tranquility of Green Venice: on foot, by bike, with a donkey, a rosalie or even an escargoline, this territory is a paradise for budding adventurers in search of greenery and freshness. Half-day, full-day or even over several days, the choice is yours. Do you want to be accompanied? Take the guided option with Original Bike Tour.

sleep

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Original and comfortable, both unusual lodges of the estate will seduce you with their 180° view of the animals in the Animal Park. Dream of sleep with your head in the stars thanks to Star dome “The Big Dipper” or the vast spaces of the Canadian Great North thanks to the Trapper canvas “The Little Caribou”. If you prefer a relaxing break sheltered from the old market garden stones, the 3 large family rooms will seduce you!

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Succumb to the pleasure of the table at the Lânarosé restaurant with a warm atmosphere under a 110m2 canvas terrace, open to all! Rich in local and seasonal products, all dishes, starters and desserts are homemade. The menu is created by chef Olivier. Take the opportunity to discover its specialty: the local eel, renowned in the Poitevin marsh and homemade fries. The icing on the cake at the end of your meal is to taste homemade donkey milk ice cream.


Firm. Opens at 14:00 p.m.
12 rue du Moulin
79210 SAINT-GEORGES-DE-REX
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