In the heart of the Loire Valley, explore typical little villages with real character. Nestled in their magnificent surroundings, these unique places are cradled by the Loire and its tributaries.

C. Mouton – CRT Centre Val de Loire
Pont-Canal de Briare

A stopover in Briare 

With its impressive canal bridge overlooking the Loire, Briare has a lot going for it. Cast off, soak up the atmosphere of the river and embark on a canal cruise. A guaranteed change of scenery! 

Wander around Beaugency

The medieval city of Beaugency invites you to take a stroll along the Ru, a charming little river that winds its way through the heart of the old town. The Château and its Digital Art Centre, the Tour César and the bridge, the oldest bridge over the Loire are well worth a visit!

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Balade en vélo à Beaugency
C. Mouton – CRT Centre Val de Loire
Village de Chaumont-sur-Tharonne

Take a stroll in Chaumont-sur-Tharonne

Chaumont-sur-Tharonne offers you all the charm of a typical Sologne village. Red brick houses and flat tile roofs promise you an enchanting stroll. You will also enjoy the works of contemporary art installed along the streets and in the squares. To find out more about the history of the village, sit down and listen to

Explore Trôo

The tiny village of Trôo, in the heart of the Loire Valley, hides some mysterious troglodyte dwellings. Visit an ancient troglodyte dwelling, take a stroll through its narrow streets and climb the steps. An unusual walk that will shed light on this fascinating world.

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Les Caves Yuccas à Trôo
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Village de Lavardin

An excursion to Lavardin

Still in the Loire Valley, the village of Lavardin proudly displays its medieval character! Head for the ruins of the château to admire it from above. Once used by goats, the “Rotte aux biques” walking track also offers lovely views of the village and surrounding valley.

A walk in Candes-Saint-Martin 

A small village where slate roofs complement the white tufa facades, Candes-Saint-Martin is intimately linked to the royal river. Stroll through its streets, discover the Saint-Martin collegiate church and enjoy a traditional boat trip on the Loire aboard the Belle Adèle from this former fishing port.

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Marlène Michel
Village de Montrésor

A stroll through Chédigny   

In the “garden village” of Chédigny, rambling roses climb up the facades of houses, and pavements are lined with beds of roses, shrubs and other grasses. Let yourself be charmed by the atmosphere. In May, don’t miss the Rose Festival!

Discover Montrésor   

In the Indrois valley, the tiny village of Montrésor, dominated by its château, was awarded second place in the 2015 “Favourite Village of the French” competition. It has to be said, its charm can be felt instantly! Head off to discover its narrow streets and alleys.

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Château de Montrésor

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