is in the department of Indre-et-Loire,
within the Loire Valley in
It sits by the river Creuse about 75 km
south of Tours. It is on the D750 road between Descartes
and Yzeures-sur-Creuse. It is in an area rich in
archaeological sites. It is halfway between Tours and Poitiers making it an ideal location from which to explore all that the Loire Valley has to offer. All the Loire Chateaux are within reach, with a number less than a 30 minute drive away. The Loire region is a food lovers dream with vibrant markets teaming with seasonal produce and numerous vineyards producing excellent wines. Visit local farms where you can see goat’s cheese being made, select home-cured meats, buy fresh milk and thickly churned cream or sample foie gras. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are cycle paths, footpaths, lakes for swimming, rivers for fishing and canoeing and forests for foraging, equestrian centres, golf courses, horse racing, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, theme parks.
A cache of flint knives and a
collection of Bronze-age pottery were found by the
village linking it forever with 'prehistory'. These plus
many other 'finds' are housed in the recently renovated Chateau Museum
in the nearby town of Le Grand Pressigny. The village’s location halfway between the regional
makes it an ideal base to explore the
| There is a
boulodrome in the centre of
the village for ‘Petanque'
(boules). The village also has a
(baker) boucherie (butcher), Úpicier (grocer) and
a post office.
restaurant is typical of small villages of the region in
that it also has a separate bar area where the locals
meet over coffee or a glass of wine to discuss the
events of the day. It serves traditional fare at good
prices and is
good place to join the locals
- you will not be disappointed. Self-service buffet for
starters, main course, cheese board plus a sweet for 12 euros. Local red wine and bread are included in the
Whether dining inside or out you will be spoilt for choice for local wine. cheeses, fresh fruit and vegetables.
There are many pleasant walks around the village and
along the river. The more
adventurous can walk to the neighbouring villages with
Lesigny (2km) offering safe
river swimming as well as a picnic area.
club at Descartes offer trips back down river from the nearby village of Le Guerche.
you are in the heart of Southern Touraine which has its
own delights close at hand such as the small village of Le Guerche
(5mins) with its chateau and winding
streets, as well as having all the diverse range of sites
on our 'Places to Visit' page.
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