Attractions and Events
The city of Blois and its medieval bridge
What to See and Do
Where to start? Well, the big four chateaux of Chaumont, Chambord, Cheverny and Chenonceau are high up the agenda (15 to 30 minutes drive) along with one or two less famous gems such as Troussay or Montpoupon.
Chateau de Chambord approximately 30 minutes away
But why not visit the Safari park at Beauval? Go on a petit train ride to Valencay (castle and motor museum) or explore the city of Blois for its medieval history and panorama of the Loire river?
Are any of you lovers of beautiful gardens? Our nearest (3 kms) is at the Orchaise Abbey with over 7 acres and a rose collection to match the best in Europe. The chateau at Chaumont hosts a garden festival throughout the summer months and at Valmer near Vouvray you will find a hidden attraction off the beaten track with our personal introduction.
Chateau de Chaumont
As for Local Events, let’s start at Amboise, the last home of Leonardo da Vinci – a fifteen minutes drive along the Loire from Molineuf. It is a cultural centre with music and arts to the fore. Then there is Blois which rightly claims to be the royal city of the Renaissance with its museums and theatre. Joan of Arc began her successful campaign after being blessed by the Bishop of Reims in 1429 at the Chateau de Blois.
There are many local events from Spring to Autumn and not least are the wine festivals, antique fairs, outdoor music performances and sound and light shows. Just ask us for suggestions when you arrive.
Don’t forget to visit the Chateau de Troussay, a little jewel!