Meeting #8Word of BreizhFlorence & Philippe

Florence & Philippe, animal lovers

This eighth interview, takes us on Lanvellec to meet Florence and Philippe Bens. Owners of a small asinery, they reveal us their passion for animals, offering walks, workshops, animations and activities.
Published on 3 August 2022

Parole de Breizh, invites you to discover the Pink Granite Coast through encounters with those who live Brittany, transform it, cultivate it. These ambassadors are craftsmen, artists, producers… but above all, inhabitants of the Trégor. They love the Pink Granite Coast and explain to you why cultivate the essential!”

After leaving the Paris region where the living environment no longer suited them, Florence and Philippe settled in the Dordogne and launched their very first asinerie.

Loving Brittany and having a deep attachment for the Trégor, they pursue their dream by flying to Lanvellec in 2017, to create La Combe aux Ânes.

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“La Combe aux Ânes is a project born from two animal lovers. We welcome you to our farm to participate according to the seasons, in walks, discovery workshops and educational animations with our feathered and furry animals, to discover or rediscover the animal world.

This asinery is a place filled with serenity where animals live in harmony, in a green setting, a few kilometers from the Pink Granite Coast; an enchanting break, for all nature lovers.

The Chinese portrait of Florence

If you were a color? “Green”
If you were a season? “Spring”
If you were a word? “Exchange”
And if you were a Breton animal?”

The Ushant sheep!

Highlights at the farm

“In reality, the best part of being on the farm is the human contact. The richness of this job is the sharing with the public, the bond we create between us, the people and the animals especially during the activities we offer. If I had to describe life in one word, it would be the exchange.
But there is also what we live every day with our animals and our job, which are unforgettable moments on the farm.”

Cultivating the essential

What does the phrase “Cultivate the essential” inspire in your profession?

“The essential, according to us, is the very essence of life, sharing with humans but also with our animals!”

La combe aux Ânes

La Combe aux ânes, à Lanvellec
La Combe aux ânes, à Lanvellec
La Combe aux ânes, à Lanvellec
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La combe aux ânes

Happiness is in the meadow at La Combe aux ânes: an educational farm between sea and land to participate in donkey rides and activities 100% nature!
Florence and Philippe will welcome you to their farm to participate according to the seasons, in discovery workshops and educational activities with their feathered and furry animals, to discover or rediscover the animal world.

In 2020, La Combe aux Ânes was designated as a Family Quality Referent by the Regional Committee of Tourism in Brittany. The structure is labeled “Bienvenue à la Ferme” and “Refuge Grenouilles”.

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