• Nearest Lake: Direct Access

  • Nearest Town: Ste Maure de Touraine 6km

  • Nearby Towns:

    • Ville de Chinon: 30km
    • Ville de Tours: 40km
    • Amboise: 62km
    • Saumur: 64km
    • Le Mans: 129km

Sightseeing

Here you are never far away from a château, wine cellar or vineyard. At nearby Azay-le-Rideau 'fairy-tale' castle you can marvel at the sound and light (son et lumière) display illustrating its history. Or if it's shopping and eating out you're looking for then medieval Tours is perfect, complete with stunning cathedral. Further afield in the town of Mosnes is the Fantasy Forest, where activities include mountain biking, canoeing and a tree-top adventure.

Days Out

Futuroscope

Futuroscope

Futuroscope theme park is a must. It is a really immersive experience with 4D cinemas, rides and attractions, which are both fun and educational. It is a full day out which will entertain the whole family.

Tours

Tours

The medieval town of Tours has a cosmopolitan feel and has been referred to as a mini-Paris; it has 18th century avenues, formal public gardens and café-lined boulevards. There are also a number of museums that are worth visiting, as well as great shops ans sightseeing spots. If you are a food-lover then try to visit on the first Friday of the month for the marché gourmand which sees the finest regional produce spill across the Place de Résistance, although, whichever day you visit it is likely there will be a colourful market in full swing.

Chateau Azay le Rideau

Azay-le-Rideau Château

Being situated in the Loire Valley means this parc is great for seeing some of France’s most spectacular châteaux, as well as vineyards and wine cellars. The château of Azay-le-Rideau is highly recommended - it is a fairytale castle brought to life with a fabulous sound and light show (son at lumière) which illustrates its history.

Touraine Aquarium

Aquarium de Touraine

For children to get up close to the animals they can go to the touch tank at Aquarium de Touraine. Here they have lots of things to marvel at, like the shark tunnel and feeding shows with the crocodiles. There is also a park with 45 miniature castles and miniature cars to ride in.

Zoo Parc de Beauval

Zoo Parc de Beauval

One of the best zoos in Europe is located within easy reach of the parc. Zoo Parc de Beauval in the town of St Aignan has over 4000 animals, rare, beautiful and curious. You can watch the animals all day long but there are also sea lion and bird shows to keep the whole family captivated.

Chinon

Chinon

Chinon is the hotspot for vineyards and wine tasting outlets. If you want to discover the secrets of how the wine is made then the caves of Monmousseau have guided tours around the labyrinth of caves where some of the area’s best sparkling wines are made.

Chateau Usse gardens

Château d’Usse

Château d’Usse is a magical place – it was the inspiration of Sleeping Beauty. Hear the story told as you explore the castle then wander around the stunning gardens.

 

Events in the Region

Events, International Garden Festival, Chateau de Chaumont-sur-Loire

International Garden Festival, Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire

If you are a fan of all things floral, then you will love the International Garden Festival held in the grounds of the château at Chaumont-sur-Loire between April and October.  With up to 30 themed gardens around a theme which changes every year, this feast for the senses has gained an international reputation and attracts visitors from across the globe.

Le Mans

Le Mans 24-hour Car Race

Le Mans 24 hour race is one of sheer endurance. This illustrious event has a great history which is as much of an attraction as the motorsport for the thousands of tourists that visit each year. Owners and drivers from prestigious companies enter and are watched by spectators who often enjoy the thrilling sights from their accommodation.

Off Parc Activities

This site has excellent sporting facilities as well as its own lakeside beach so there is enough to keep you entertained for your whole trip. But additional facilities such as windsurfing, canoeing, dinghy sailing and kayaking are less than 10 km away.

The following activities are available off parc:

Activities Information

Golf

30 km from site

Horse Riding

16.5 km from site

Boat trips

35 km from site
Sports Information

Canoeing

37 km from site

Kayaking

19.5 km from site