Our region : Loire Valley, Touraine, Cher Valley,…
We are fortunate to live in a region rich in History and flavors !
Moreover, since November 30, 2000, the Loire Valley Valley is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, under the Cultural Landscapes.
On this page you will find ideas, tips and places to make the most of your stay in the Cher Valley, or to find a good excuse to come back!
Pouillé city hall www.mairie-pouille-loiretcher.fr
Pouillé and its neighbours !
Office du tourisme de l’Indre-et-Loire www.touraineloirevalley.com
What to see
No doubt, when you hear “Loire Valley”, you think “castles, Châteaux, Kings and Queens,…”. Below you will find a long-but-not-exhaustive list of nice ones, right by our Domaine !
Are located in a radius of 30km or so :
Chenonceau, Cheverny, Montpoupon, Valençay, Amboise,
Are located in a radius of 50km or so :
Chambord, Chaumont sur Loire, Blois, Tours, Villandry
What to do
We are lucky enough to be located 10 km from the ZooParc Beauval, ranked among the 15 most beautiful zoos in the world! www.zoobeauval.com
For the pleasure of both grownups and kids, plan to stay the entire day to enjoy it to its fair value.
For chocolate lovers in particular, but I guess for every gourmet in general, the chocolate factory Max Vauché offers very interesting tour and tastings. www.maxvauche-chocolatier.com
The “Caves Champignonnières des Roches” (mushroom underground caves) : Discover the fascinating world of mushrooms farming, 50 meters under the ground and come back home, with, why not, a basket of mushrooms for diner !
(Paris mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, Feet Blues, Shii-Také)
Guided tour from Easter till Mid November and during school holidays by appointment www.le-champignon.com
As you can see, there is plenty to do!
Don’t forget also that, with its gentle landscape, mild climate and preserved natural areas, Touraine is the ideal destination for those who enjoy cycling tours. You will find trails or paths by the sides of both river Cher and Loire.
You prefer to be on the water? Well, try the canoe !
Another way to discover the Chateaux de la Loire, a little more poetic if we can say, is a hot air balloon flight. Early morning for the sunrise or and the end of the day for sunset, nice souvenirs guaranteed !
Don’t hesitate also to walk around and explore local city centers and churches of surrounding villages like St Aignan, Montrichard or Loches.
Have fun !
Good places to eat
La Vieille Tour, in Cellettes : a modern cuisine made of seasonal and regional products for a quite short menu which changes regularly. (1 Toque Gault et Millau 2014 )
Le Bacchus, in St Aignan : « Resto bistrot », simple and tasty dishes !
Try also, a charming restaurant in St Aignan, the “Mange grenouille” (www.lemangegrenouille.fr) or, more original, eat in caves carved into the rock at “Le Bousquet”, in Pouillé. (www.le-bousquet.com)
"Produits du Terroirs"
To enjoy during your stay or to bring a little piece of us back home:
Boucherie / charcuterie : David AUDAS, ( a nice independent bucther shop)
43 rue Paul Boncour, 41110 St Aignan . Tel : 02 54 75 00 55
My weakness : les mini rillons ! (There’s no translation for it. Basically, it’s just delicious pork preparation. My advice : enter the shop, ask for it and try it yoursef !)
Bakery: Thierry ROBERT,
13 route de Thésée, 41110 Pouillé, Tel : 02 54 71 08 33
My weakness : the multigrain baguette ! (la baguette de céréales !)
Goat cheeses: Ferme de la Vallée, Michel TREFOUX,
280 Chemin de la Vallée, 41700 Couddes, Tel : 02 54 71 34 98
My weakness : the semi dry goat cheese AOP Selles sur Cher ! (le Selles sur Cher demi-sec !)
Ateliers de curiosités fromagères / cheeses shop:
6 place du Président Wilson, 41110 St Aignan, Tel : 02 54 32 73 69
My weakness : The cheese plates to offer: prepared in a nice basket, with dry fruits, jam, crackers,… a tasty and original always appreciated gift!
For any other regional and seasonal products (like white asparagus, strawberries,…), don’t hesitate to walk around at the local outside market !
Friday morning : Montrichard
Saturday morning : St Aignan
Sunday morning : Noyers sur Cher