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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 Courant.
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.

The Cher river by Le Chat CourantOne of our forest

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...)...

Formal gardens of the Château of Villandrygardens of the château of Chatonnière


This land, particularly much sought-after by Kings ands writers, offers you many visits :

Château of VillandryDining room, Château of Villandry

  • Prestigious châteaux... like Villandry, Azay-Le-Rideau, Chenonceau, Chinon, Loches, Amboise, Langeais...
  • Cooperative of basketwork, Villaines-les-RochersCities 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)...
  • Museums...

Château of Villandry

Between a cultural visit and a walk in the nature, discover the local gastronomy.
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 TouraineWine cellar
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 :

  • Bourgueil
  • Chinon
  • Montlouis
  • St Nicolas-de-Bourgueil
  • Touraine
  • Touraine-Amboise
  • Touraine-Azay-Le-Rideau
  • Touraine Mesland
  • Vouvray

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...

Eric Gaudouin family « Le Chat Courant » 37510 Villandry
+33 (0)2 47 50 06 94 or 06 37 83 21 78 / infos@le-chat-courant.com