Located on the bank of the Loire river, this city of Art and History charms its visitors with all its monuments : A visit to the Royal Castle is a must. Fans of magic must visit the House of Magic Robert- Houdin which host a site entirely dedicated to magic and illusions. The sight of the large City Hall place, over the Bishop palace's garden as well as the slate roofs of the old town and the royal river is really superb !
Castle of all that is outrageous, masterpiece of the French Renaissance, Chambord is worth a detour. For nature lover, you can discover the wildlife of the largest closed park in Europe.
World famous for its sumptuous buildings, the Loire valley, listed on the UN World heritage list, invites discovery of its tremendous wealth, historical and architectural, cultural and natural. Prestigious and majestic sites Célèbre, loaded with history, arousing and enchanting...
Located in the heart of the Loire Valley, the 5500 hectares (14 000 acres) Touraine vineyards extend along both the Loire & Cher and Indre-et-Loire areas. These famous areas produce AOC (Appellation of Origin) red, rosé and white wines, both still and sparkling.
The interior of the castle, decorated with fine furniture, art pieces and splendid tapestries is exceptional. The castle of Cheverny is also known for being an inspiration source for the illustrator and cartoonist Hergé. A permanent exhibition is dedicated to the world of Tintin.
A wild and quiet area, Sologne is covered by forests and numerous lakes for the enjoyment of walkers, fishermen and hunters. Beyond its beautiful landscape, the Sologne encourages its visitors to discover its charming villages such as Chaumont-sur -Tharonne, with its typical brick houses.
Capital city of the Sologne, the city of Romorantin -Lanthenay charms its visitors with its attracting river banks, its old mills and its footbridges over the Sauldre River. To know better the history of Sologne and its traditions, you should visit the museum of Sologne. For the fans of automotive innovation and racing, the Espace Automobiles Matra museum opens its gates with over 3000 sq m of exhibitions.
Medieval city of the river Cher valley, Mennetou -sur-Cher is a small city full of character with its old houses, its fortified gates and its flowery cobbled streets. A nice stop-over in the river Cher valley.
A Renaissance castle overlooks the houses of the medieval city of Saint-Aignan -sur-Cher. The main courtyard and the castle terraces allow a magnificent view over the citry rooftops and the landscapes of the river Cher valley. Also in Saint-Aignan, the Zoo Parc of Beauval invites children and their parents to discover its 4000 animals within a nice and flowery environment.
Capital of the Centre region, where Joan of Arc stayed in 1429, Orléans unveils, through its religious and civil monuments, an important heritage. The gothic cathedral Sainte -Croix, built from the XIIIth to the XIXth centuries is a perfect example. The vista of the city goes on with the discovery of the Martroi place, the Royale street and its arcades, the narrow alleways of the old Orléans or the banks of the Loire river.
A true medieval fortress with is towers, its keep and its moats, the castle of Sully-sur- Loire, built in the XIVth century, was in its past the house of the Dukes of Sully. Around the castle, the nice wooded park allows for some pleasant walks.
Majestically overlooking the Loire valley, the Castle of Gien, made of stones and bricks, now hosts the international Museum of Hunting. Famous for its tradition of earthenware, Gien also invites you to discover the Earthenware museum, set in an old cellar, which present a magnificent collection of fine earthenware.
Built between 1890 and 1896, the canal bridge of Briare, 662 metres long, spanning over the Loire river, allows connection between the Loire lateral canal to the Briare canal,. Largest metal built canal bridge in France, this superb piece of engineering has everything to please the sailors and visitors alike with the waterway lined with sidewalks and elegant lamp posts and its gorgeous views on the Loire river and its banks.
On the left bank of the Loire river, the old city of Sancerre overlook the Sancerrois region and its beautiful hills covered by vines. Famous for its vineyards, Sancerre also invites you to stroll through its old city with its XVth century Fiefs tower, its old houses or its early XVIth century bellfry.