Charming cottage near Chenonceaux

Gîte de Charme à Chenonceaux

Activities

Culture, leisure, discovery, sport, fine food and fine wine.

Cultural activities Chateaux and sites of interest plus troglodyte caves (originally mushroom houses), a silkworm house (Bourré), the Wine Museum and Fine Arts Museum in the city of Tours, Maison de la Loire (Montlouis), Pagode de Chanteloup, Clos Lucé de Léonard de Vinci (Amboise), Château de Saché (Balzac museum), the Priory of Saint-Cosme where Ronsard once lived, the Château de Valmer vegetable garden, Chaumont and the Château du Grand Pressigny (museum of prehistoric times).

Leisure & Discovery

- Animal reserves : Beauval Zoo, Aquarium de Touraine, Beaumarchais d’Autrèche Reserve.
- Hot-air balloon excursions : Chenonceaux and Amboise.
- Boating on the Cher and Loire.
- Fishing : weekly or daily itineraries along the Cher.
- Forest hiking : Amboise and Loches.

Sport

- Tennis : Montrichard (on the left bank of the Cher).
- Horse-riding : château du Gué Péan, Ecurie de la Bouamerie, Ferme du Plessis.
- Golf courses : Cheverny, Choussy-sur-Cisse.
- Water sports : canoes, kayaks and pedal-paddleboats are available for rental in Montrichard and Saint-Aignan during the summer season.
- Cycling : bicycles are available for rental in Montrichard and at certain chateaux.

Food & Wine

The Val de Loire and Touraine regions are renowned for freshwater fish, delicatessen meats (Andouillette, Rillons, Rillettes, Pâtés) and goat’s milk cheese (Sainte-Maure, Selles-sur-Cher, Valençay), and also for fresh fruit and vegetables. Many vineyards and wine cellars are near Saint-Georges-sur-Cher, often with wine tasting on the property.

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