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Group Day Trip

The Ponds and Carp Leather of Dombes

A day trip in a group to discover the ponds and the Carp Leather of Dombes®

Explore the history of the Dombes ponds during a guided tour and discover the work of Carp Leather of Dombes during a demonstration by leatherworker Amarande G. A visit by the ponds and a demonstration of leather work, for groups of 15 people or more, accompanied by a tour guide.

Diane MazueDiane Mazue
©Diane Mazue

Passionate about history and hiking, she explores the territory to find the most beautiful tour circuits. As a tour guide, she doesn't just show, she tells stories, searching archives for little anecdotes to enrich each guided tour.

Day Program


Guided tour of the Dombes ponds

Dive into the history of the Dombes ponds, and discover the secrets of fish farming, natural cycles, and its exceptional flora and fauna.
Opt for a 1.5-hour walking tour, a 2-hour carpooling tour, or a 1.5-hour bus tour starting from the Tourist Office.
This getaway takes you to the heart of nature, with strategic stops to fully appreciate the beauty of the ponds.
At the end of this tour, a friendly tasting session will be offered, highlighting the iconic fish of the Dombes.


Taste the flavors of the region during lunch at a restaurant in Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne.
Carp, poultry, and other specialties enhanced by the chefs will delight your taste buds and offer a pleasant gourmet break.


Demonstration of the Carp Leather work of Dombes®

Discover, through a 6-minute narrated video, a unique craft: pond fishing, an ancient tradition of the Dombes that takes place in the fall. Terms such as thou, seillette, gruyère, or arvot, unique to the Dombes culture and pond fishing, will no longer be secrets to you.

Then continue with a demonstration of Carp Leather work with Amarande G. Leatherworker with her magical fingers, for a one-hour experience.
Amarande will share the secrets of transforming tanned hides into Carp Leather, offering a captivating insight into her craft.
An enriching experience that allows you to discover the world of leatherworking and pond fishing in an immersive and educational way.

The price includes

  • the pond tour
  • the tasting session
  • lunch with drinks included
  • the pond fishing video
  • the demonstration of Carp Leather work

**The price does not include**

  • transportation
  • personal expenses
  • possible Sunday and public holiday supplements

Contact our group service:

 at 06 22 88 60 39

Practical information

When ?All year round, from Tuesday to Sunday
How much ?from €48
Group ?From 15 to 50 people

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