| Tourism in the neighbourhood
Nature, Culture or Gastronomie, Le Chat Courant welcomes you to the
Land of the harmonies...
The Loire is a princess, the Cher is her troubadour...
Their harmoniously mingle their water at a short distance from Le Chat
In this place called "the End of the World", a long wild sandy
beach will shelter your daydreams. It will offer you this famous light
typical of the Loire so many times praised by painters and writers.
Walking along the riverside, you will discover the local flora and fauna
with many birds.
So, Touraine, "Garden of France", is offering you many walks
in a preserved nature (rivers, forests) or in beautiful parks carefully
and passionately well-tended (château of Villandy, known throughout
the world for its formal gardens, château of La Chatonnière,
priory of St Cosme, château of Chenonceau...)...
This land, particularly much sought-after by Kings ands writers, offers
you many visits :
- Prestigious châteaux... like Villandry,
Azay-Le-Rideau, Chenonceau, Chinon, Loches, Amboise, Langeais...
and villages...Tours, Chinon, Candes St Matin,, Crissay-Sur-Manse,
Villaines-Les-Rochers (famous village for its basket makers)...
- Houses of writers...Saché (Balzac),
La Devinière (Rabelais), priory of St Cosme (Ronsard)...
Between a cultural visit and a walk in the nature, discover the local
Wine-tasting in cave dwelling, wine jams, apples and pears "tapées",
cooked pork meats, goat's milk cheese... and of course many restaurants
Everything to impress your taste buds...
Wines of Touraine
Saint-Martin, bishop of Tours and Rabelais had not been mistaken.
Great patrons of the vineyards of Touraine, they made their contribution
to make the vines of Touraine famous throughout the world.
The wines with Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) in Touraine
extend over 5000 hectares and produce every year 270 000 hectolitres of
red, white, rosé and et grey wine.
Appellations near Le Chat Courant :
- St Nicolas-de-Bourgueil
- Touraine Mesland
Your only difficulty is that of choosing...and it won't
be long before you decide to stay a little longer or come back shortly...