The Loir valley
Vendôme, City of Art and History
The city has a rich medieval history and many historical monuments, gardens, pleasant city center. Guided tours with the Tourist Office.
Montoire will surprise you…
Many tourists who took the time to leave their traditional route, and who one day stopped there, were amazed by the beauty of its site, its heritage and the diversity of its natural and cultural attractions.
To visit also:
– The Musikenfete Museum: www.musikenfete.fr
– The Historic Station of the Pétain-Hitler interview: www.otsi-montoire.fr/sites-touristiques–places-of-interest/19-gare-historique.html
Tourist train of the Loir Valley
Embark on a journey in an authentic 1950s railcar to discover the Loir Valley. You will stop at old stations that have been converted into museums. Whistle, cap and smoke give this journey a “retro” atmosphere.
Arville Templar Commandery
Push the doors of this commandery “one of the best preserved in France” and you will perhaps hear the voices of these knighted monks recounting their daily lives to you.
A spectacular evocation of the epic of the Crusades.
Lavardin among “The Most Beautiful Villages of France”
Lavardin will delight lovers of history (or remarkable landscapes) with its ruins.
You can discover the village, the castle, the church and the cellars through various walks, including the most famous in Lavardin: “la Rotte aux biques”.
Trôo is one of the prettiest and most unusual villages in France.
Its very particular site and layout: tiered terraces, caves, charming paths, stairs everywhere.
No real streets, no center, it’s the mystery that makes you want to explore it.
Manor of Possonnière
Pierre de Ronsard, “Prince of Poets”, was born in La Possonnière on September 11, 1524 and lived there part of his childhood. The surrounding nature was his first source of inspiration and many of his poems will sing the Vendômois. Come and discover the charm and tranquility of the place. Gardens of contemporary creation pay homage to the poet.
La Possonnière – 41800 Couture-sur-Loir
In the south of the department
Beauval Zoo (1h30 from the campsite)
Very committed to the protection of endangered species and ranked among the 15 most beautiful zoos in the world, the Beauval ZooParc is a magical and unforgettable place. More than 5,700 animals live in exceptional facilities: koalas, okapis, manatees, tree kangaroos, white tigers and lions… not to mention the giant pandas!
In the Loire Valley
The castle of Chambord
(40 minutes from the campsite)
Discovery of the royal castle, its park, its village…
The castle of Chaumont-sur-Loire and its gardens
(45 minutes from the campsite)
A natural oasis, a promontory perched 40 meters above the wild Loire, the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, property of the Center Region, opens the doors of its castle, its park and, from April to April, to you. at the end of October, the unmissable International Garden Festival…
(30 minutes from the campsite)
The royal castle of Blois is the ideal introduction to a visit to the Loire Valley because it represents the synthesis of the architecture and the history of the Loire castles…
(1 hour from the campsite)
Domaine de Cheverny is a stately property that has belonged to the same family for over six centuries.
From the Botanical Park to the splendid interior of the castle, from the Kennels to the Tintin exhibition and from the gardens to the forest park, the owners invite you to discover a fantastic heritage, authentic and very much alive…
At the gates of the Loir and Touraine valleys
(50 minutes from the campsite)
This emblematic monument and its landscaped gardens offer one of the most remarkable panoramas over the Loire Valley, classified as World Heritage by Unesco.
Le Clos Lucé (home of Leonardo da Vinci)
(50 minutes from the campsite)
The spirit of Leonardo da Vinci blows through the Clos Lucé castle in Amboise, mingling with the memory of all the famous guests who made the residence’s rich hours. Return to a place steeped in history…