The stags roar in Sologne


For an evening or a weekend, Les ânes de Madame offers you an unusual way of discovering the stags roar. If you observe your donkey very closely, he'll help you to discover nature in a different way!


You just need to "decode" you donkeys ears to notice a stag, a doe or a fox! A fun way for children to get involved in the discovery of the stags roar! A new way to read nature thanks to your donkeys ears and the explanations provided by the forest ranger.


Associate Esprit Glamping and Nature et Emotion evening close to the forest in Cheverny during the stags rutting season.


Stags rutting at twilight or Stags roar in Sologne weekend


Stags roar evening from 55 euros

(prices based on 2 adults and a donkey)

From September 15th until October 15th, Les ânes de Madame propose a outing in the forest on the Cheverny estate to discover the stags roar with friends or family. Two hours deep in the heart of an enormous forest renowned for its flora, fauna and stags.


In the company of an animal who is very sensitive to his environment, your donkey will enable you to discover nature in a different way and to enjoy a unique experience as well as unforgettable sensations. At a leisurely donkeys pace you'll be able to observe the stags and does and listen to and better understand the rutting ritual.


The trip will be managed by Laurent Clamens, forest gamekeeper, you'll benefit from his 23 years of experience on the estate, he loves sharing his passion for the forest. All year long he takes care of the flora and fauna in a unique forest in Sologne; the Cheverny forest. He knows "his stags and does" off by heart ... Anecdotes, memories and true stories are what you can expect during this authentic and one of a kind evening.


Under the light of the moon, locally sourced (Cheverny) products will be showcased during a tasting, to round off the evening.



"Stags roar weekend in the Sologne" from 265 euros  *

(prices based on 2 adults and 2 children)

*children under 4 years of age and depending on accommodation.

Continue this nature themed break during a weekend. The L'Heureux hasard campsite welcomes you at the edge of the forest in Cheverny and close to the stags.


Close to your caravan, cabin or trappers tent, gather around a campfire to taste some local specialty foods. Then, drop off to sleep lulled by the sounds of the forest and the stags roar.


If you want to prolong your experience up close to the stags roar, then leave at dawn with your donkey and go to to the heart of the forest you'll be able to admire nature waking up to a new day. Open your eyes and ears and smell the scents of autumn (optional)



The price includes

> Two nights on a cabin, gypsy style caravan or trappers tent

> Stags roar eveny Saturday night (see above)



A Sunday morning outing can be organized "Discover the stags roar at dawn" *

Accompanied by the forest ranger

From 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Minimum 8 adults (booking is obligatory - it is possible to make a group by bringing together several families on the campsite to make up the numbers) *


For groups, please contact us


* This outing can be cancelled at any time by les Anes de Madame due to unfavorable weather conditions or because of the game season calendar. Should this occur, you will be fully reimbursed.



Adults: 45 euros

Children over 12 years old 15 euros

Children under 12 years of age Free of charge


Optional donkey rental 25 euros


 Make the most of a free day and visit the Loire Valley, its prestigious castles, Chambord, Cheverny or Blois, take a trip on the river in a traditional boat, or for a special treat take your children to Beauval zoo.


Bike rental is possible (15 euros per bike)

(visits and bike rental are not included in the above price).



An unforgettable family weekend

at the heart of Sologne!

Save the date - Stag rutting season


From September 15th to October 15th, 2017


Every Friday and Saturday from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.


For groups, please contact us (15 people maximum)


Hike recommended for children from 3 years upwards.


Price: 2 adults and a donkey: 55 euros

Children 4 to 12 years old: 8 euros

Children over 12 years old 10.50 euros

Additional donkey: 20 euros


Only young children can travel on the donkeys back. (4 to 7 years old)


We give priority to small groups, booking is required.



Bring hiking shoes ans clothes suitable for the wether.

Binoculars and cameras

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Nature Loire Valley

Sabrina Clamens

Chemin de l'Oudrière - 41700 Contres

06 84 25 71 69 

Latitude : 47.44111909999999
Longitude : 1.4699199000000363

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