The Goat Moat!

the goat moatYou may have noticed, while strolling through the Jardin des Tuileries, that there are goats in the grassy “moat” near the Grand Bassin (on the east end of the gardens). Don’t feed them! These are an endangered breed of goats (Chèvres des Fossés) brought in to “mow” the grass in the steep ravines that are inaccessible to the gardeners’ regular lawnmowers. And they make less noise. The goats are managed by a non-profit association that’s trying to reintroduce this old French breed known for its milk and its docile disposition.

One Response to “The Goat Moat!”

  1. Comment by catherine | 07/09/14 at 4:03 am

    Have a fantastic vacation. love the goat opening, so french!

    Just launched my blog for my UofT studies – be gentle.
    No French experience to share yet, will have to hear about yours over a glass of wine on your return.


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