We know our Center Val de Loire region very well and we will be happy to help you organize your days. We will suggest tours between castles, picturesque sites, wine cellars….
There are around 2400 castles in the Center Loire Valley region, including 842 in the department of Indre et Loire alone.
This large forest region is crossed from east to west by the longest French river, the Loire, which is also the only river still wild in Europe. The Loire Valley is the largest site in France ever listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site …
The Center region, better known as the Loire Valley, is a preserved region hiding many treasures and you really risk falling under its spell …
Famous for its exceptional and magical castles (from east to west, to name only the most famous: Chambord, Cheverny, Blois, Valencay, Chaumont, Chenonceau, Amboise, Le Clos Lucé, Villandry, Azay le Rideau, Langeais, Ussé… ), the region also has many charming villages (Troo, Lavardin, Montrsor, Crissay sur Manse, Candé St Martin ….), beautiful historic cities (Blois, Amboise, Vendôme, Richelieu, Chinon …), sumptuous gardens ( Le Plessis Sasnières, La Mardelle, Chaumont sur Loire, Valmer, La Bourdaisière, Beauregard, St Cosme, Villandry….) And romantic banks of the Loire.
The region also has towns and cities of character where it is good to walk (Blois, Tours, Loches …), an extraordinary religious heritage, with some of the largest cathedrals in France (Bourges, Chartres, Orléans, Tours …).
The center region is a real concentration of heritage….
There are more than 800 castles in Indre and Loire, but only 80 are visited, most of them all year round.
La Maréchalerie is located 25 minutes from AMBOISE, 30 minutes from CHAUMONT, 40 minutes from BLOIS or CHENONCEAU, about an hour from CHEVERNY, CHAMBORD, LANGEAIS, VILLANDRY, USSE, CHINON…
We are also in a wine region, about 30 kilometers from the most famous appellations such as Vouvray, Touraine-Amboise, Touraine-Mesland, Coteaux du Vendomois, Coteaux du Loir … BOURGUEIL and CHINON are located 70 km from La Maréchalerie.
There are also many other points of interest near La Maréchalerie: listed villages and troglodytes at 20 km, ponds with swimming / windsurfing / water skiing at 30 km, tennis and swimming pool at 8 km, 18-hole golf course 20 km away, numerous 12th century churches with frescoes, valleys, forests, streams… ..
….. But there are not only castles, wine or villages classified nearby …. In the region, you have the Beauval Zoo, the mini castles, the Touraine aquarium, the promenade boat of Chenonceaux, reserves of farmed game, mushroom houses, raptor thefts, numerous museums, some of which are very surprising (the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci, magic, companionship, etc.). There are also superb shows and festivals in the region: The Semblançay night show here, the Montoire sur le Loir folklore festival here, the romantic hours between Loire and Loire here, and certain events like the American festival here; from the Tours exhibition park here, located 30 minutes away. On the other hand, for car and motorcycle racing fans, the Le Mans circuit https://www.lemans.org/ is an hour’s drive away ….
And on site or in the immediate vicinity, you can always relax in the relax of the garden, use board games, walk in the pretty valley that we overlook, hike in the region, go horse riding (Ecurie de la Borderie 4 km here /), fish in the surrounding ponds (daily fishing charge …) …. and for your children, some swings, meadows for running, animals and a stream for wading and making dams .. .