Azay-le-Rideau, Amboise, Chenonceau, Chinon, le Clos Lucé, Langeais, Loches, Villandry and its renown gardens, Ussé… These names embody the whole French History, from the troubled Middle Age to the magnificent Renaissance. Here are the memories of Joan of Arc and Leonardo da Vinci.
More than fifty of these sumptuous monuments are today open to the public, making Touraine one of the best places in France for sightseeing. Many sightseeing tours are now available.
Touraine countryside produces more than ten protected wines (Azay-Le-Rideau, Chinon, Bourgueil, Vouvray, Montlouis-sur-loire and many others).
Beyond the exceptional taste of these liquors, the Loire Valley vineyards are also known for being a most beautiful landscape.
Whether they are on hill flanks or on the sandy soil of the river plains, vineyard plots offer wonderful panoramas. You have the opportunity to discover them along the touristic vineyard road: 800km of marked road all along the Loire Valley.
From the battlements of the royal castle of Amboise to the narrow streets of the Candes-Saint-Martin village, “La Loire à vélo” (Loire valley by bike) is a fantastic journey that gives access to an exceptional heritage.
Over 120km, you will discover the great Loire Valley castles (Amboise, Villandry, Azay-le-Rideau, Langeais, Chinon…), the landscape, vineyards and picturesque villages.
Touraine highest peak has to stay modest : 189 meters high, at “la Ronde de Céré”. Quite nothing when compared to the highest Pyrenean or alpine peaks! Still the region offers numerous hiking trails.
Hundred kilometers of trails pass through our valleys, our vineyards and woods. By chance, you will find castles, dovecotes, manors, watermills or ancient towns.
The breakfast is served between 9 and 10:30 for the nicest beginning of the day.
On your demand, dinner is served on the terrace or in our dining room...
Discover the activities in Azay-le-Rideau and nearby.
The “wine road”, the Pedestrian roads, the Loire valley by bike and the Loire Valley Castles.