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There is so much to see and do, whether cycling and walking locally or going further afield in the Loire Valley and Vienne regions including chateaux, cathedrals, fascinating villages and old towns and there are markets throughout the area and a local Sunday market in Descartes.

The chateaux at Villandry and Azay le Rideau are two of our favourite chateaux but for the children there is Ussé, the Sleeping Beauty castle and Le Rivau one of the few chateaux that actually caters for children!

The lake at St Cyr deserves a very special mention with its sandy beach and Haute Touche is a wildlife reserve like no other.

But don't just take our word for it, have a look for yourself on our Loire Valley Vienne tourism website to find out more and here are a few of our guests recommendations:

Futuroscope - expensive but a full day of fun for all of us (2 to 43 years of age!) ~ Cameron family

We highly recommend "Chez Grandma" in Le Grand Pressigny. Delicious French cuisine and extremely friendly people. ~ Mathews family

Chateau du Rivau - lots of fun for families and young children. Follow fairytale trail to magical play areas, a maze and find a pair of giant's wellies!! ~ Corcoran family

Descartes - canoeing down the river was one of our favourite activities along with the Ethni-cité caves ~ Crooks family

We thoroughly enjoyed a couple of days at Lac St Cyr ~ Walker and Taylor families

Velo rail at Chauvigny - excellent fun especially if the children cycle! ~ Cameron family


"Great location, we've been all over the place without having to travel very far"
~ Hopkins family


"We can thoroughly recommend visiting Futuroscope, Chinon (the town and the fortress) & Chateau de Rivau. There is so much to do, 2 weeks isn't enough - we'll definitely be back"
~ Louchart family

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