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A region of amazing wealth

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Valley of the Kings

See our cities

Sweet and dynamic, Tours has it all, but other pretty towns may have some great surprises in store for you. Listed as a town of art and history, Chinon and Loches are imbued with a medieval atmosphere. How pleasant it is to stroll there to reach the royal fortress of the first, and the royal city of the second!

On the banks of the Loire river, Amboise is obviously not to be outdone, rightly proud of being home to the castels that hosted François 1er as well as Leonardo da Vinci.

Visit our gardens

In the 16th century, the Florentine ambassador Francesco Florio called the region “Jardin de la France“. Thanks to the presence of important abbeys, powerful lords and kings, it has been cultivated with style. Medieval gardens, inspired by the Italian Renaissance, “à la Française“, “English” or contemporary, all gardeners’ schools are represented.

You can browse the castles of the Loire, BloisAmboiseVillandry, and their French-style flowerbeds. As well as the more contemporary Festival of the Château de Chaumont sur Loire. A wide variety of styles will allow you to lose yourself in these settings conducive to meditation, relaxation and well-being.

5 minutes away


Magnificent 3 km-walk along the Cher river on foot or by bike from the Domaine de l'Isle. Built on the Cher, whose waters reflect the unique beauty of its Renaissance architecture, the Château de Chenonceau is the jewel of the Loire Valley.
10 minutes away


Crossing Amboise forest you will reach the Royal Castle and its gardens. Emblematic monument offering one of the most remarkable panoramas over the Loire Valley. A major Renaissance site, both for its political and artistic influence.
10 minutes away

Le Clos Lucé

In 1516, François Ier invited Leonardo da Vinci to Amboise, at the Clos Lucé. It turned to be his last home. You can discover his home, his workshops, his inventions. A park, a museum in the heart of nature, will show you his life-size inventions.
10 minutes away


Medieval pearl of the Cher Valley, discover Montrichard, its renowed charm, its renovated town center, its local producers' market, its medieval houses, its 11th century feudal castle, built by the terrible Foulques Nerra, Count of Anjou.
15 minutes away


A family, intimate, and surprising Château. Fully furnished and inhabited by the same family since 1857. Equipped with a museum to discover the world of Hunting and horse riding through 30 richly furnished rooms. Visits suitable for children.
25 minutes away


Perched on a rocky outcrop, the Château de Chaumont was built in the 15th century by the Amboise family. Surrounded by a large landscaped park, it overlooks the Loire, and offers an exceptional view of the river. Famous for its Garden Festival.
30 minutes away


Dominated by its iconic 36-meter keep built by Foulques Nerra, Count of Anjou, at the beginning of the 11th century. One of the largest in Europe, but also one of the best preserved. A model of military architecture, it was transformed into a royal prison by Louis XI.
35 minutes away


On the hillside, Blois offers a magnificent view of the Loire river and the Saint-Louis cathedral, in late Gothic style, dominates its center. Nearby, the royal castle, with its richly decorated apartments, welcomes its visitors with Renaissance paintings and sculptures.
40 minutes away


The castle of Azay-le-Rideau was built on an island in the middle of the Indre under the patronage of François Ier. A subtle alliance of French traditions and innovative decorations from Italy, it is an icon of the new art of building in the Loire Valley in the 16th century.
45 minutes away


Owes its fame to all of its terraced gardens which surround it in an exceptional setting. Gardens to contemplate from the belvedere, then to explore to appreciate all their charms and subtleties: vegetable garden, ornamental rooms and its labyrinth!
45 minutes away


One of the best furnished and decorated chateaux in France, with superb gardens and a labyrinth where you can happily get lost. A playful castle which served as a model for Hergé’s Moulinsart castle, with its exhibition dedicated to his main character: Tintin.
50 minutes away


On the banks of the Loire River, the Château de Langeais, its rampart walk, its drawbridge and its imposing towers date from the Middle Ages, Its visit allows you to project yourself into the Middle Ages and attend the wedding of Charles VIII and Anne of Brittany.
an hour away


The palace par excellence of the French Renaissance and of François 1er constitutes an essential stopover in the circuit of the châteaux of the Loire. Built in the heart of the largest closed forest park in Europe (5,000 ha), it is the largest and most majestic of the Loire châteaux
So much to see and do! An infinite number of rich and varied programs adapted to all lengths of stay and to all audiences!
Antoine Kremer
From Paris


30 seconds away


On exceptional cycle routes (the Loire by bike, #1 of European cycle routes, and the Cher à Vélo which derives from it and is just next to the Domaine de l'Isle) you take the time to soak up the sweetness of live in the Cher or Loire Valleys. and the incomparable light of Touraine.
2 minutes away

Canoe kayak

Within a 250 m walk from the Domaine de l'Isle. Discover the Cher, its bucolic landscapes, and its architectural gem, the Château de Chenonceau. With a 6 or 12 km course passing through Chenonceau in "morning tour" or "night tour", many options are available to you.
2 minutes away


You can fish in the pond of the Domaine de l'Isle without any fishing card (4 kind of fishes among which cat fishes) or in the Cher river as a whole which is well populated with pike-perch, pike and gudgeon with a few areas famous for giant catfish fishing.
2 minutes away

Horseriding alongsine the Cher river

You love animals and nature, the discovery of the Cher valley on horseback is made for you. You will find there an exceptional natural and historical heritage strongly marked by the Renaissance era discovering in an original way on shaded equestrian paths.
5 minutes away

Hot air balloon flight

Discover Touraine seen from the sky, by flying over its most beautiful monuments, Loire Castles, manors, abbeys, vineyards ... Give height to your dreams. Take off and land very gently, for a course with the winds. Departure for the place of flight and more than 3 hours of airly adventure.
15 minutes away

Grand Aquarium of Touraine

With 10 thematic universes, 70 aquariums, the Grand Aquarium of Touraine is a real invitation to travel. Loire fishes can be seen through a 30-meter long tunnel as well as spindles, pikeperch, catfish and various fishes from tropical freshwater, piranhas, and a shark tunnel.
25 minutes away

Tours by night

Tours enchants us. From the places Jean-Jaurès or Plumereau, passing by Saint-Gatien cathedral and going to its castle with Gallo-Roman ramparts, Tours offers its charms on the banks of the Loire where walks, open-air cafés and festivals follow one another according to the seasons.
30 minutes away

Beauval Zoo

The Zoo and the equatorial dome are home to 800 species, some of which are unique in France, such as giant pandas or Tasmanian devils. In 2020, Beauval is opening a giant greenhouse 38 meters high offering a walk in the heart of lush vegetation and 200 species.
35 minutes away

Family theme park

The Family Theme Park is an amusement park located in Sorigny designed for all ages and for the whole family. There are around forty different activities: shows and circus, pirate ships, bumpers boats with water cannons, water games, and virtual reality...
1h15 away

The Futuroscope theme park

At The Futuroscope theme park, you will succumb to an irresistible magnetic force: your curiosity. 40 attractions and shows for the whole family. This theme park will make you travel, discover and learn while spending an unforgettable moment in a fun and joyful setting.


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