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In Center-Val-de-Loire, Indre-et-Loire is a region where history and the art of living go hand in hand. The assurance of authentic and unique vacations.
In the Loire Valley, Touraine is a prosperous valley which has witnessed some of the major episodes in French history. Between vineyards, gastronomy and verdant nature, the Indre-et-Loire welcomes you for exceptional holidays, discovering a unique art of living.
The essentials of the Indre-et-Loire department
During your holidays in Indre-et-Loire, the vineyards of Vouvray, Chinon, Bourgueil, Mont-Louis-sur-Loire and Touraine, can be discovered all along the wine route. But this territory is obviously known for its exceptional castles. Amboise, Azay-le-Rideau, Chenonceau, Chinon, Lucé, Langeais, Loches, Villandry… About fifty châteaux welcome you all year round. On the route, the Loire by bike, cyclists discover by bicycle, the treasures of heritage in the heart of this welcoming nature.
Remarkable natural sites
In Indre-et-Loire, nature is everywhere. Meadows, marshes, peat bogs, ponds, streams… But also forests, hillsides and groves offer sumptuous landscapes. On leaving Tours, on the Loire, Rochecorbon Island stretches for 2 kilometers. It is a heavenly site for a family day out among meadows and groves. Métaierie Island is also ideal for recharging your batteries and admiring the flora and fauna. Do not miss the pond of Louroux either, the puys du Chinonais or the bocage de la Gloriette.
With the Loire à Vélo, Indre-et-Loire offers a magnificent experience for cycle tourists. But lovers of mountain biking, trail, run and bike and raids are also satisfied in Touraine. The GR3 and the Saint-Jacques de Compostelle trails are perfect for hiking. As for canoeing, it is practiced on the Loire, the Cher and the Vienne.
During your stay in Indre-et-Loire, follow in the footsteps of Joan of Arc, Leonardo DeVinci, Dom Pacello, but also Rodin and Camille Claudel. Chenonceau, Clos Lucé, the royal domain of Château Gaillard, the domain of Candé… Or the Château de l'Islette and the fortress of Montbazon… In Indre-et-Loire, the discovery of history is really experienced in three dimensions.