The Village of Thoré-la Rochette
The village of Thoré-la-Rochette: grocery store, doctor’s office, pharmacy (2 km), troglodyte houses, wine cellars, picturesque streets, House Wine (frequent exhibitions) and products from the Vendôme region…
Dominating the village, the church of Thoré was rebuilt in the 19th century on the foundations of a primitive church which probably dated from the 11th century and of which only the elegant stone bell tower from the 12th century remains (listed as a historical monument).
It can be accessed by a path carved into the rock, on the hillside, called the “pas des fidèles”.
On the outskirts of this church, there are some very old houses from the 15th and 16th centuries.
Thoré is also the homeland of Maréchal de Rochambeau who distinguished himself during the Revolutionary War of the United States of America, notably during the victory at Yorktown on October 19, 1781. His body is buried in the town cemetery.
His home, the castle of Rochambeau, remains a beautiful 13th century home (can be visited) with its troglodyte outbuildings.
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.
House of Wine and Local Products from Vendômois
The House of Wine welcomes you to an exceptional site. She will make you discover and taste the wines of the Coteaux du Vendômois appellation and regional products. It also welcomes tourists on the tourist train who will be able to enjoy a tasting of the typical wine of the Vendôme region, the Gris or the Pineau d’Aunis, on their return.
Discovery of a wide range of local products, tasting and sale on site.
– Open in July and August: Tuesday to Saturday, 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
– Open in April, May, June on weekends and holidays from 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Old Station – 41100 Thoré-la-Rochette
To do on site or nearby…
- Tennis court (free),
- Canoe-Kayak (landing stage at the campsite),
- Cycling circuits departing from the campsite,
- Tourist train: Discovery of the Loir Valley in a 1950s railcar. The commented trip (3 hrs) will make you
discover the heritage, landscapes, history and specialties of the region (1 km),
- Climbing site (1 km)
Nautical base of Villiers-sur-Loir
Villiers-sur-Loir nautical base and swimming (27 ha area, including 16 ha in the water (2 km): 2013 Blue Flag label
Many activities: walking, fishing, sailing, boules, games for children, supervised archery, multisport courses and supervised swimming in July and August from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Free access: every day.
Possibility of rentals at the nautical base of windsurfing boards, canoes, dinghies, catamarans and pedal boats:
July and August: every day from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
June and September: Sunday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Groups, all year round.
Nautical base – 41100 Villiers-sur-Loir
Phone number: +33254728717 – +33682159517