Our snails are bred and raised in Saint-Remeze, not far from the Gorges de l'Ardèche.
They are fed in open-air pens, sown with clover and forage radish. They feed exclusively on this vegetable support as well as on crushed cereals with added calcium for the formation of the shell.
Valérie & Cyrille tell you about the life of their snails from birth to adulthood.
Open from April to September
from 10am to 12pm
and from 2pm to 6pm (last visit)
from Monday to Saturday
Beginning of visit every hour
For other schedules, or for a group (of 15 people) please call 06/07/16/06/42
During the visit you will be able to discover our snail farm :
Outdoor parks :
Description of the parks, structures, seeds, food, quantity of snails per park, growth process...
Visit of the breeding room, description of the breeding room, explanation of the snail's reproduction cycle, method of recovery of the eggs, hatching, observation of snail eggs, spat (baby snails).
Presentation of the snail:
How to recognize the most common snails (snails of burgundy, gray, large gray, Turkish, purchaseines ...). Explanation of the term jeuné, dégorgé and what to do and not to do. Precautions to take for the wild collection for the private individuals.
Presentation of the products from the farm:
Presentation of the different recipes from our production and the different ways of eating snails.
The visit lasts about an hour with the snail farmers, Valerie & Cyrille. During the whole visit we remain at your disposal to answer your questions.
Adult (from 15 years old) : 4 €
Child (from 5 years old to 15 years old) : 3 €
Free for children under 5 years old
Booking : https://escargot-des-restanques.addock.co/
Every day from 9am to 12pm and from 1pm to 6pm.
INFORMATION AND RESERVATION.
Tel : 33 (0)4 75 04 68 35
Camping "Les Truffières.
252 Impasse Les Truffières.
07700 Saint Marcel d'Ardèche, France.
Latitude : 44.344183°N.
Longitude : 4.604771°E.
The history of our campsite.
Les Truffières campsite has a rich history, having been created in 1961. It is managed by Valérie and Stéphane Soulier and offers quality outdoor accommodation, including mobile homes, camper van sites and caravan and tent sites, all year round. The campsite also offers a bar, a gourmet restaurant and heated sanitary facilities for added comfort. It is listed in the Ardèche Découverte tourist guide.