Bec Hellouin Organic Farm

Rouen
Normandy
Attractions and places of interest
Food and Drink

Product of the dreams of two nature lovers, Perrine and Charles Hervé-Gruyer, the Ferme Biologique du Bec Hellouin invites young and old to experience the benefits of organic farming. Visit the farm and meet the Mérens horses, a hardy race from the Pyrenees; the mini Shetland ponies; the sheep from the island of Ouessant; donkeys from the Cotentin Peninsula; pigs from Bayeux and not forgetting the rabbits, hens, geese, ducks and guinea fowl! Visitors to the farm can also lend a hand in working the soil with a draught horse.

 

Nearby attractions

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Open to the public, the garden contains over 500 varieties of ancient vegetables, including unusual varieties like devil's ear lettuce and rainbow corn. 

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Places to visit nearby

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