In France the zoo comes to you! One day we had a very bad smell in the house, reminiscent of when local farmers used to spread pig manure on their fields near our house in Bedfordshire. It was horrible. My husband returned from a trip to the shops to report that we had a circus on an old car showroom forecourt at the bottom of our road. The circus featured lions, tigers, camels, ponies and other animals. When there was not a show taking place in the big top we could visit the site to see the animals for a small charge.The proprietors were also happy for us to fill sacks from their dung heap! What fun!