Although actually in the
département of the Vienne
this is a must for visitors to Southern Touraine.
Its proximity just 10km from Barrou makes it easily
accessible. This charming medieval town is on the left bank of the River
Creuse ,you have now crossed into part
of a region that is well-deserving of a visit but probably not high
on the list of most tourists -- not because it doesn't have a lot to
offer but because it is rural, peaceful and not very well known
(this area featured in Sunday Times in 2008 as 'undiscovered jewel'
charming main street, which you are led into through the town
Tuesdayis market day in
the centre of town and it's well worth a visit.
This area is also used for 'boules' and during the summer months
festivals of a variety of guises are held here.
There are a
surprises you will find in this small town - a casino, a thermal
spa, a racecourse and more! The casino opened in the year 2000 and
draws many visitors from the surrounding
there is the
Hippodrome de La
for those who enjoy horse racing. Beginning at
races are scheduled for certain days in June, July, August and early
September. Admission is EUR 6 for adults and is free for those
under theage of 18.
There is an 18-hole golf course which is challenging
wih a few tight fairways bordered by trees.
There is a man-made beach on the riverbank under the impressive viaduct.