The “garden village” of Chédigny
The only French village labeled “Jardin remarquable”, we advise you to take the time to stop at Chédigny. 800 roses, 1500 bulbs, a hundred shrubs and thousands of perennials flourish in the alleys of the village. On a daily basis, they embellish the life of the inhabitants and vacationers, to the delight of the mayor of the village, at the origin of the transformation in 1998.
The ideal is obviously to go in the spring to enjoy the flowery streets and green trees! If you like walking, we invite you to go on a pleasant 13km marked hiking trail that starts in the heart of Chédigny, near the 12th century church. Do not forget the garden of the presbytery: it has been rehabilitated by several specialists who meticulously worked to create the kitchen garden, orchard, squares of apothecaries and beautiful flower beds!
Many artists, inspired by its charm have come to settle there and open their doors during festivals including the inevitable Festival of Roses in May to discover the works of all these artists and share with them a friendly moment. On this occasion, the streets come alive, musicians, artisans, rose gardeners … invest the place and leave room for the party.
In summer, the village hosts another major event, the Mouth and Ear Festival. All the locals concoct typical Tourangeaux dishes for the pleasure of the festival-goers … Beuchelle Tourangelle, poularde à la Lochoise, Nougat de Tours … All the pleasures are in Chédigny!
The Grand Pressigny Museum
A short distance from the Futuroscope and the Regional Natural Park of Brenne, the village of Grand-Pressigny is an emblematic and unmissable place of prehistory. Beautiful discoveries await the whole family at the Castle Museum located on the site of a powerful 12th century defensive fortress. Village, museum, children’s workshops and exhibition will allow you to familiarize yourself with the size of flint and the daily life of prehistoric men.
In spacious and bright rooms, the museum traces the history of flint and houses rich archaeological collections from the Paleolithic to the Bronze Age. The Grand-Pressigny was a region renowned for its large blades of flint turned into tools and sharp daggers whose large production justified human occupation at that time. These blades were even exported throughout Western Europe to the Netherlands. This exceptional expertise of the master tailors is remarkably highlighted in a video that can be discovered in the cellars of the museum.
We let you discover this unusual and very interesting place!
The garden festival of Chaumont sur Loire
Acquired by the Center-Val de Loire Region in 2007, the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire has become an unmissable place in the field of art and gardens. The triple identity of the estate: heritage, art and gardening makes it a singular place in the circuit of the castles of the Loire.
Since 1992, the International Garden Festival is a laboratory of contemporary creation in the field of gardens and landscaping in the world. At the same time a mine of ideas and a breeding ground for talent, the Festival is revitalizing the art of gardens and is of interest to the public and the profession by presenting new flowers, new materials, ideas and innovative approaches.
Diversity, Creativity and Quality of the projects have helped to establish the Festival’s worldwide reputation, which has become an unmissable event for the presentation of the work of a new generation of landscapers.
Tree climbing at Clic’Lac Adventure Park
This is one of our favorite sports activities! And our sports hosts are of our opinion!
Acrobatic courses in height are fun and sporting routes where the practitioner moves from tree to tree in an autonomous and secure way. The activity allows you to enjoy a natural landscape preserved while evolving in an acrobatic way, mixing fun and thrills.
You have the choice between several experiments: pedaling on a BMX at six meters height, sliding on a zip line of one hundred meters, jumping into space from a platform located at nine meters, walking on a slackline more than six meters away, Climb the climbing wall, try the famous rope climb of the black course and even surf in the air …