Nos coups de coeur.
(our favorite spots in the region)
Before we had discovered this beautiful region-, with great culinary traditions, enchanting castles and lots of green space-, there was the zoo of Beauval. It is there we went on holiday for the first time-, years ago.
'Zooparc de Beauval' has too many great features to mention-, the birdshow is quite awesome-, great enclosures for the big apes, special guests like koala's, great panda's, seacows, fidji-leguans, and two species of tree kangeroos. Within ten minutes of our BB you will find one of the most extrodinary zoo's in the world.(7km)
The castles... the really famous ones, you all probably know: Chambord, Chenonceau, Cheverny and they should be on your 'to see' list. But think also the castle of Valençay were chef Marie-Antoine (Antonin) Câreme , one of the founders of french cuisine , created the most amazing patisserie. It's a marvellous renaisance castle surrounded by beautifull gardens, splendid animation with lots of attention for the children.
Very special is the underground city of Bourré 'la ville souterraine'. An artist carved buildings in the soft chalky rocks with beautiful details... if you visit this spot, have a look around in the mushroom breeding center, 'caves champignonnières des roches'. You can visit it... with a guide af course. There are 120 km of tunnels in 7 floors.
On a lazy afternoon we love to settle us near the water on the beach of Chémillé-sur-indrois, we'll have a pick nick, relax in a small boat or love to swim in the river Indre. 3 km away from this little village you will find Montrésor, with the title 'most beautiful villages of France'. In the evening, please visit the 'sunny nights' , 'les nuits solaires' - on the balconies of the river Indre were you'll see the enchanting illuminated castle. (all for free)
Do we have to write more to convince you?
(please have an internet survey for Montrichard, Loches, royal city of Blois, naturereserve the Brenne, Azay-le-ferron, réserve de la haute touche, château de Selles-sur-Cher...)
Conseil géneral, Loir et Cher: Le voyage commence ici, The journey starts here.