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Garden visit & bird walking with la Ferme du Refuge

La Cour (Fontenermont) - 14380 Noues de Sienne

Phone : +33 02 31 09 21 94



At the beginning of August 2020 Gaëlle and Sylvain Hamel set up as market gardeners...

They transform what comes out of their garden into various recipes: sweet and sour zucchinis, pepper chutney, onion confit, dandelion flower jelly and lacto-fermented vegetables. Don't miss their flagship product: sauerkraut. The couple cultivates naturally, inspired by permaculture (mulching, live soil market gardening). But that's not all!

Discover nature in a different way with three new activities: a visit to the garden, organic meals on the ground floor and a birdwatching tour!

Go on a nature walk with Sylvain
Let yourself be guided by an experienced farmer ornithologist, through a quality wild walk between lake and forest. As you walk through the countryside, you will discover the fauna and flora of the region's wetlands, forests and hedgerows. An aperitif and tasting of the farm's products will await you on arrival.

Visit the garden and taste their vegetables produced on the spot!
The farm also offers you a visit of their garden. You will be able to discover all the plants cultivated in this organic farm. Sylvain will share his passion with you for an hour and a half, with a tasting of the products at the end of the visit. Let yourself be tempted by the benefits of lacto-fermented vegetables, or vegetable achard... The choice is yours!

Enjoy an organic and home-made meal on the garden floor
Better than a tasting, Gaëlle concocts a home-made meal with their seasonal vegetables, grown on the spot. The little extra? You will have a view on the ground floor, to admire this preserved landscape in the heart of the Normandy bocage! The meals are prepared by them, vegetarian and organic.


Type of activity: Garden visit, ornithological walk

Type of visit: Guided tour on reservation

Opening period: May to October

Additional equipment: Camper van reception, table d'hôtes, bed and breakfast

  • Nature walk (4h - 7km) + meal in the garden for 5 people max: 70€ per person
  • Visit of the garden (1h30) + meal in the garden : 40€ per person
  • Meal alone in the garden: 29€ per person
  • Visit of the garden (1h30) : 12€ per person
  • Nature walk (4h - 7 km): 45€ per person

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