Loches MarketWednesday and Saturday Mornings. Stroll round the market. Take coffee or lunch then head up to the Cité Royale and visit the Château de Loches and Donjon in the afternoon Cité Royale de Loches

Things To Do

La Maison de Maître, Loire Gîte is well situated for visiting the Loire Valley and the surrounding area. There are chateaux, vineyards, No 1 zoo in France, excellent nature reserve and we are very near to  La Brenne a region of 1000 lakes. Excellent for bird watching and walking. There are also excellent local fishing lakes too.

                               Five Chateaux worth a visit                                              

1.  AZAY LE FERRON  19 kms   Chateau, Park and Gardens                 

2. LOCHES  Cité Royale 25km



4. VILLANDRY 58km Château and Gardens


Here is a list of other Chateaux  of the Loire with links to their websites


1. Visit the ZOO   Zoo Parc de Beauval

Book you tickets on line for a 2€pp saving. Go early! 44 kms.

2. Reserve Zoological de Haute Touche.

You can take your bikes and a picnic and make a day of it. You can also hire bikes on site. 16 kms.

3. Karting! Chatillon sur Indre 

 Anyone from 7 years upwards! 11km.

4. Kayaking on the Creuse at Descartes 

       36 kms or 49 kms

   on The Loire at Amboise

5. Wine tasting  with Taste The Loire  

Directly from La Maison de Maître. Ask Jane or Doug.


1. L’Auberge de la Source. Saint Flovier

Lunch times 12h -14h. Advisable to book as very popular.

Freshly made Pizzas Friday – Saturday evening from 18.30h. Order by phone then go and collect.

Menu on Fridge

Anne speaks English

Call: +33(0)247 948 607

Go there

2.L’Auberge de la Tours, Chatillon sur Indre

 Open for lunch and dinner. They have a lovely courtyard.

Lovely place for a special occasion.

Children welcome.

Four course menu from 40€

Open Tuesday – Saturday 09h -22h

Sunday 09h – 14h

Call: +33(0) 254 384 420

Go there

3.Parc de la Reuille, Fléré la Rivière

 Eat on the terrace overlooking the lake or just go for a beer.

Open July and August.


 Opening Times


Thursday: 19h – 21.30h

Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12h-14h  and 19h – 21.30h

Go There

Call: +33(0) 982 433 200

4.Les Café des Arts, Loches

 Good food, great place to eat and watch the world go by. Get a table early on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Go There

5.La Table de Beaumont

Found here : 3 Rue de la Mairie, 37460 Beaumont-Village

Call: +33(0) 2 47 19 95 45

Modern restaurant about 30 mins from the gite. If you are going to visit Montresor

it will be worth making a short detour to go and enjoy lunch here.

If you don’t book, get there early. They have a small terrace if it’s not too hot.

Warm friendly service with delicious food.

Open till 10pm all week


Closed on Wednesdays

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