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ROYAL FORTRESS OF CHINON
ROYAL FORTRESS OF CHINON
ROYAL FORTRESS OF CHINON
ROYAL FORTRESS OF CHINON
ROYAL FORTRESS OF CHINON
ROYAL FORTRESS OF CHINON
ROYAL FORTRESS OF CHINON
ROYAL FORTRESS OF CHINON
ROYAL FORTRESS OF CHINON
ROYAL FORTRESS OF CHINON

coups de coeur

Liste Coups de Coeur

Garden of the Château of Rivau – Lémeré

TThe recently restored Château of Rivau appears to have sprung from a tale of chivalry. There are twelve gardens to be explored as the blooms and other specially planned surprises await you at each corner. After a sample of giant vegetables from Gargantua’s kitchen garden, Tom Thumb’s path will lead you to the enchanted forest. Try to find your way out of the maze, and then let yourself be carried away by the love potions before you finally discover the Princess’ garden.
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Candes-Saint-Martin – most beautiful village in France

At the confluence of the Loire and the Vienne, a village peacefully lies. It is as endearing as it is harmonious, and is officially classified among the "most beautiful villages in  France". Saint-Martin’s Collegiate Church (from the 12th and13th centuries) gently dominates this waterside settlement.
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Plouzeau cellars – Chinon

In the medieval quarter of Chinon, you are invited to visit the Plouzeau Cellars, which were dug out in the 12th century under the Château of Chinon. Used initially to extract stone to build the château, the caves were then used to store the grands crus wine in this region. Owned by the Plouzeau family for the last three generations, it is today the place where thousands of some of the best crus are stored, and where those fond of history and wine are warmly welcomed.
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Eco-museum of Véron – Savigny-en-Véron

The Véron stretches as far as the confluence of the Loire and the Vienne. The visit of this eco-museum will allow you to discover 4 hectares of small hedged fields and two 19th century farms. This site, at the heart of the Loire Valley and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, shows the relation that man has built up with the surrounding countryside and waterways which regularly flood the pastures. All year, the eco-museum of Véron organises activities to show you the multiple faces of this landscape: nature walks, exhibitions, conferences…
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Rabelais Museum, house of La Devinière – Seuilly

Just two steps from the charming village of Seuilly, mentioned in the "Pichrocolean Wars" by Rabelais, is La Devinière - the house where François Rabelais was born. It invites you to enter the universe of this writer who authored such works as of Gargantua and Pantagruel. Discover the museum and its collections of portraits and old works, its caves (troglodyte dwelling), and gardens planted with vines.
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