Plan your stay
The South Touraine is the ideal holiday destination for those who want to take their time and wander around discovering a wide range of activities, close to the Chateaux de la Loire and Beauval Zoo.
The town of Loches is connected to some of the great celebrities of French history: Agnès Sorel, "Lady of Beauty" and the first officially recognised mistress of a French king, Fulk III, fearsome warrior and indefatigable builder who commissioned the Donjon (castle's keep), an...
Discover a wide range of leisure, cultural and sports activities to do with the family in the Loire Valley, either indoors or outdoor in the fresh air.
The markets: a feast of colours and flavours
There's nothing like a stroll through the local markets to discover and sample the local specialities of the Touraine and Loire Valley. You'll find fresh produce of the highest quality, waiting to grace any dinner table, either at home or in one of the local restaurants. Treat...
"Get on your bike" and cycle across unspoilt countryside on quiet roads following the different routes dotted throughout the Southern Touraine. Ride your bike on one of the 14 signposted cycle loop circuits that offer you freedom and the feeling of getting away from it all. So...
Set off along the roads of the South Touraine and meander through countryside villages each more picturesque and charming than the last.
Back to Prehistoric times
Midway between the Brenne lakes and Futuroscope, Le Grand-Pressigny is now a landmark site for prehistoric times thanks to the reputation of its flint tools. On the site of a powerful 12th century defensive fortress, the museum helps visitors understand how flint was used and...
Take the time to stroll, listen to the birds singing and unwind in the beautiful leafy gardens of the Chateaux de la Loire area.
The amazing Royal City of Loches
Located at the heart of the Loire Valley, land of many castles, the charming town of Loches is classed as one of the most beautiful sites in France ("Plus Beaux Détours de France") and a "Town of Art and History". This citadel town, whose story goes back a thousand years, has...
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