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Activities and surroundings

The Loire Valley is no shortage of attractions:

  • Châteaux of the Loire (Chenonceaux, Amboise, Chambord, Villandry, Ussé ...)
  • Vineyards (Vouvray, Bourgueil, Montlouis, Chinon ...)
  • Architectural and cultural heritage (half-timbered houses, troglodyte caves and mushroom caves, fellowship museum, home of Leonardo da Vinci...)
  • Specialties (andouillettes with Vouvray wine, Rillons from Tours, Sainte-Maure de Touraine goat cheese...) and many fine restaurants
  • Outdoor activities (ballooning, biking along the Loire, canoeing, golf, horse riding ...)
  • Sound and light shows (including castles), concerts (Barn Meslay, festivals ...)


Visit of the vineyards and caves of Vouvray

Vouvray offers visits of its cave wineries and vineyards, and tasting of local wines ..

You can also discover the other Touraine vineyards : Bourgueil, Montlouis, Chinon...

The area also offers many gastronomic steps that will help you discover the goat cheese, pork scratchings and other specialties

cave vouvray


Visit of the Chateaux of the Loire

La closeraie se situe au coeur de la route des chateaux, à 10 km du chateau d'Amboise et du Clos Luce (dernière demeure de Léonard de Vinci)

Vous pourrez également découvrir à proximité les chateaux de Chenonceau, Chambord, Cheverny, Blois, et les jardins de chaumont et Villandry.

La plupart des châteaux proposent également des spectacles son et lumière.

Pour tout connaître sur les châteaux de la Loire, le portail dédié : http://www.chateaux-de-la-loire.fr

chateau chenonceau

Liens vers les principaux châteaux et jardins :

Amboise : http://www.chateau-amboise.com
Chenonceau : http://www.chenonceau.com/
Chambord : http://www.chambord.org
Ussé : http:www.chateaudusse.fr
Cheverny : http://www.chateau-cheverny.fr/
Blois : http://www.chateaudeblois.fr
Chaumont : http://www.domaine-chaumont.com
Villandry : http://www.chateauvillandry.com/

chateau d'Ussé


The city of Tours

With a rich architectural, historical and cultural heritage remarkably preserved, Tours is a captivating city.
City of art and history, former Gallo-Roman city, then capital of the kingdom of France, Tours enjoys an exceptional situation.

place plumereau tours

Whether to discover its history through its architectural heritage and its museums (including the fellowship museum) or just for a coffee on the famous Plumereau quare and its half-timbered houses, you will not stay indifferent to its charms.
mairie de tours


Other activities

Flight over the chateaux of the Loire in balloon

Walk along the riverside of the Loire

The landscape of the Loire has been registered to the UNESCO world heritage
and the riverbanks are equipped to allow walking and biking

Cruise on the Loire:http://www.chateau-

Bike itinerary along the Loire : http://www.loireavelo.fr

touraine montgolfiere

The mini-castles
The village of the mini-castles park offers to discover the most splendid chateaux of the Loir in miniature versions

The aquarium of Touraine
The Aquarium of Touraine is the largest freshwater aquarium in Europe

bords de loire

For more information...

Map of the Chateaux of the Loire and of the Touraine wineyards

Photo gallery of the city of Tours and of the Loire riverside

Website of the tourism committee of Touraine