Activities – LE CANNET (Rocheville à la Campagne 24 November 2012)

In my home country, seeing farm animals regularly is very common – even if only driving 20 minutes out of large cities you are guaranteed to see lots of livestock including cows, horses and especially sheep.  On the French Riviera, it’s a nice experience to take a break from the wallet-emptying attractions and theme parks, and educate your children about animals.

This weekend there is a free family-friendly event being held on Saturday 24 November in Le Cannet, where place Foch will be transformed into a ‘countryside’ experience.

animal displays at Rocheville à la campagne 2011 © B Jerome

There will be sheep herding and shearing displays, bread-making workshops, folk music, pony rides for children and numerous exhibitors selling regional products including honey, preserved meats, cheese, and olive oils.

A ‘countryside’ experience would not be complete without animals, and there will be lots of animals on display for children to get up close and personal with including horses, cows, sheep, goats, donkeys, chicken, ducks, geese, rabbits etc…

rabbits on display – Rocheville à la campagne 2011 © B Jerome

What:  Rocheville à la Campagne farm day

Where:  place Foch, 06110 Le Cannet-Rocheville

When:  Saturday 24 November, 10am-6pm

Cost:  Free entry  (excluding pony rides)

Access:  Via car:  Carparking will be sparse in the local area; there are small carparks near to place Foch at Médiatheque on avenue F. Roosevelt, and Square Turpin on boulevard du Four a Chaux.  Via bus:  Bus Azur has regular buses departing every half-hour leaving from Hotel de Ville in Cannes stopping at place de Rocheville (avenue de Grasse). Duration of bus is about 20 minutes, take Line 2 from Hotel de Ville (Blanchisserie-Les Bastides).

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