le Grand Pressigny 37350 France
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Fantastic markets 5 min - 1 hour : Indulge in the regional specialities including a wealth of locally grown fresh vegetables and fruit, St Maure de Touraine goat cheeses, fresh water fish, snails, melons, wild mushrooms, "rillettes de Poitou" and game.
Chateaux with their beautiful gardens to visit within an hour - 5 min - 1 hour Huge variety of fantastic Loire Valley properties to choose from including le Grand Pressigny, La Guerche, Loches, Azay le Ferron, Montresor, Villandry, Chenonceau, Azay-le-Rideau, Amboise, Rigny-Ussé, Chaumont-sur-Loire.
Vineyards and their cellars! in under one hour including Bossay-sur-Claise Vouvray, Chinon, Bourgueil, Azay-le-Rideau.
Areas of natural beauty....take your pick! with the parc naturel de la Brenne with its vast array of sports, leisure and nature spotting riches in 30 mins you will be spoilt for choice!
Each local village boasts a pretty village square, village green or pond and a variety of marked routes for walkers and cyclists.
le Grand Pressigny 5 min: Premier museum of prehistoric period in the grounds of its château.
Descartes: 10 min - Home of the famous philospher and a great Sunday market for all things delicious and a cafe culture for watching the world go by! Beautiful public garden with something for everyone.
Lesigny: 10 min - Great supervised summer river swimming in the Creuse!
La Roche Posay 15 min: Spa town founded by Romans, renowned since 15th century for healing waters. Spas offer comprehensive range of treatments. Golf nine & eighteen holes. Hippodrome - horse races throughout the summer. Casino in converted château!
Angles-Sur-L'Anglin (25 min): Has been officially named by the French tourism board as "one of the most beautiful villages in France" - a designation it richly deserves! Dominated by 15th century castle ruins and mill house. Famous for its tradition of fine needlework, still carried on by local women. New visitor centre opened in March 2008. www.roc-aux-sorciers.com. On the first Sunday of August there is a spectacular fireworks display with the castle and the river as a backdrop. The spectacle begins at 10.30 pm and with a festival held in the afternoon a very pleasant day can be had by all.
Loches 30 min: The medieval fortress city with impressive Royal lodge, dungeons, gardens and town centre with great Wednesday & saturday market to explore.
Tours 60 min to the north or Poitiers 60 mins to the south: Both provide a fantastic day out for all the family.
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