Dedicated to the goat: The Chabichou cheese route
Chabichou, Chèvre-Boite or Coeur Poitevin: Cheese from Poitou-Charentes in the west of France is mainly made from goat's milk, so the regional holiday route Route du Chabichou is dedicated to goat's cheese. On around 33 stages, travellers can visit dairies and and learn how the 15 different types of cheese in the region are made.
Cattle breeders show their herds and explain to those interested the differences between the four breeds - Saanen, Poitevine, Alpine and Pyréenne - which are traditionally kept here. Best time to visit: September, during the Saint-Michel cheese festival.