Discover the Loire Valley

The clos de la Chartrie; an ideal situation to discover the Loire Valley.

Visits

The Chambres Vertes in relation to the main chateaux. Agrandir le plan
Within 12 miles, the châteaux of Cheverny**, Troussay**, Villesavin**, Chambord**, Beauregard**, Blois**, Fougères du Bièvre, Chaumont sur Loire**.
** Bons avantages

For the sites marked with **, I can give you vouchers for reduced price tickets; they are Fleurs de Soleil’s BONS AVANTAGES !

As well organized as the Loire à vélo, come and discover the cycling routes of the Châteaux à Vélo. 400 km of well secured cycling routes with sign posts; they wind between châteaux, hamlets, sunflower fields, wineyard, people’s lovely gardens, far from main roads. My house is situation on route n°4.

Besides châteaux, visit the Garden festival in Chaumont**, the Maison de la Magie** in Blois, the rose garden in Cormeray, le Horse show** in Chambord. For these who love hunting and forests, visit the Park of Chambord **, the Stag House** à Villeny opr the Château of Monpoupon.

Video of the Loire Valley, taken from above. Directed by MG Royaume

Chambord château.
A bit further (40 mn drive), go and visit the chateau of Chenonceau (I sell reduced price tickets), that of Amboise** and the Clos Lucé**, last abode of Léonardo da Vinci; and do not forget the ZooParc de Beauval (I sell reduced price tickets).

Further again, Villandry** with its famous gardens, Azay-le-Rideau, the Logis royal in Loches**, the fortress of Chinon**, and so many others !

Special recommendations

If you’re looking:

For a wine maker, visit Michel Quenioux, they produce, organically, Cheverny wine in red, rosé and white and are good friends of mine ; I also sell some of their wine on the premices. Or else, at Philippe Tessier‘s, who also produces organic Cheverny wines.
For a restaurant with nice and original food, nice setting and warm welcome, try the Auberge du Centre in Chitenay ; or, for one with a hightly refined and originally presented cuisine, try the La Vieille Tour in Cellettes. And a new one getting everyday more popular, Chez Madeleine; nice and good value !
If you want to get some extremely good local goat cheese, go to the Vival shop in Cour-Cheverny; the manager really knows how to buy cheese !.
For horse riding, go to the Colinière’s stables, managed by Valérie Beaugilet; she’ll know what  will suit you !
If you like roses, go and visit the  Rose garden of Cormeray; open every weekends of May and June, and later if you book in advance. 

Partners

To fly in a hot air balloon :
Au gré des vents
Organic minded : www.bioetbienetre.fr
Not forgetting my  Fleurs de Soleil collegues !
Video of the Loire Valley MGRoyaume.
Photos aérienne des Chambres Vertes par Loisirs Loire Valley.