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Indre-et-Loire

All eyes on Indre-et-Loire

From our Relais & Châteaux hotel

The setting of many key events and achievements in the French Renaissance, discover the rich heritage of the department of Indre-et-Loire, from its natural and historic treasures to its artistic and architectural jewels. Famous for its châteaux listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (including Amboise, Chenonceau, Azay-le-Rideau, Ussé and Villandry), Touraine also has exceptional gardens, beautiful villages and a range of “Villes d’Art et d’Histoire” (Towns of Art and History).

Our Relais & Châteaux hotel in Indre-et-Loire provides a range of wonderful escapes for the whole family, with a range of leisure activities to excite children. Near the Château de Noizay, discover the Parc des Mini-Châteaux with 44 reproductions of Loire châteaux across two hectares; the Grand Aquarium de Touraine with 10 themed rooms; the Parc de Saint Benoit and its forest adventure trail with more than 140 aerial activities; and the cave-dwelling site of the Valley of Goupillières, which recounts peasant life with fun educational activities for children.

If you’d prefer to explore the department by bike, there are over 50 circuits between 8 and 45 km across side paths. From village to village, along the rivers or across fields, the bike routes in the Touraine region will provide you with hours of wonderful rides (bike hire is available on-site at the hotel).

Over in the department of Loir-et-Cher and just 50 minutes by car from our hotel lies the ZooParc de Beauval, France’s No 1 zoo. Here you can see a range of extraordinary animals, including pandas.

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