Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Close to the medieval town of Montrichard on the River Cher, Le Clos St. Vincent is ideally placed for visiting the beautiful chateaux of the Loire Valley.
What sort of holiday are you looking for? You are almost sure to find it here, whether you want to relax and do no more than breathe fresh air, or fill your days with activity and sight seeing. There really is something for everyone!
We are right in the heart of Chateau country, with many of them under an hour's drive away. Whether your interests lie in architecture, history, art, gardens , 'son et lumieres' or theatrical shows presented by local people within the grounds ....there is a feast waiting here for you. There are also delightful, unspoilt towns and villages which have retained much of their old character, and which make a pleasant afternoon's saunter as you discover their pretty little streets and hidden corners.
Amboise and LOches both have large markets, and there is usually a 'Brocante' happening somewhere locally over the weekends, if you enjoy hunting through the stalls for a second-hand bargain. Old pictures, furniture, books, nick-nacks, china.........you never know what is going to be on offer.
For those of you who enjoy French cuisine and fine wines, there are restaurants nearby where you are sure to find something to your taste.
You will find plenty to amuse the children: our younger guests have enjoyed the zoo at Beauval, (especially the two pandas which arrived in 2012), Sleeping Beauty's castle, and a visit to the troglodyte houses or the mushroom caves. Montrichard has a beach on the river where you can hire pedaloes and canoes, swim, or relax in the shade of the trees. There is also a brand new swimming pool with indoor and outdoor facilities. Tennis is available for the more energetic among you, and there are many safe places to cycle, both on and off road, which is a great way to explore the surrounding countryside. No need to bring your own bikes - you can hire them locally. Or you may prefer to walk; meander through the vines - the rhythm of the vine-growers year is fascinating at any time (and there are plenty of opportunities to sample their produce- the area is famous for its Touraine wines!), and there are delightful paths along the Cher which offer wonderful views of the river as it winds its way between tree-lined banks.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Montrichard, beside the river Cher 5 km|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tours 40 km, Nearest railway: Montrichard 5 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|