Your visits close to our lodgings.

Residence of amboise garden overlooking town

Amboise Royal Castle

The Royal Castle of Amboise, located in the heart of town 5 minutes walk from your lodge.

You will enjoy its rich history and its view of the Loire.

In the chapel you will discover the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci.

Leonardo da Vinci proximity of gite experience

Clos Lucé

Last residence of Leonardo Da Vinci, located 12 minutes walk from your lodge.

Enjoy the park with the replicas of  full scales models. 

Château Gaillard

Château Gaillard is an old royal estate dating from 1559. In the beautiful gardens, you will discover the first orange trees of France.

Statue castle of Blois kings of france

City of Blois

A 30-minute drive away, Blois offers you many restaurants and cultural sites.

* Accessible by train from Amboise to Blois city centre

* Royal Castle of Blois

* The Museum of Magic

Place plumereau TOURS going out in the evening

City of Tours

25 minutes driving and accessible by train from Amboise, the city of Tours is:

* many restaurants and stores

* the famous Plumereau Square with its old half-timbered houses.  The square becomes even livelier during the end of the day with its pubs and restaurants.

* Fine Arts Museum

* Saint Gatien Cathedral

* Basilica Saint Martin

* Botanical park and Prébendes garden


At 50 minutes drive, the  Chambord castle created by François 1° and Leonardo da Vinci. One of the most famous and beautiful castles of the Loire for its architecture and the beauty of the surroundings.

family hiking bikes boat ride


15 minutes by car and also accessible by bus,  or about 1h30 by bike.

The most romantic and beautiful castle of the Loire both by its location and its furniture and history.

To visit with your family or your lover !

Location of the famous movies :

* the 3 musketeers

* The "Snake Queen" series

Chaumont sur loire festival des jardins extraordinaire


15 minutes by car or by train (Onzain stop) or about 1h30 by bike.

World famous for its International Garden Festival.

Officially listed as one of the most beautiful gardens in France, enjoy its view points  on the Loire and its bucolic gardens. 

chateau de cheverny TINTIN history heritage


Near Blois you will find the landmark of the universe of Tintin (Moulinsart).

This grand private estate is open all year long.

* wonderful furniture and decoration in the castle

*Tintin's exhibition

* a ride on electric boat and car

* the vegetable garden, the maze

*The hunting dogs kennels

Zoo de beauval show show animals

Beauval Zoo

The famous Beauval Zoo, the 4th most beautiful zoo in the world !

Located at 40 minutes driving (Saint-Aignan), you can spend one or two days to enjoy and admire more than 10,000 animals from the 5 continents including the famous pandas !!

Do not miss : The Equatorial Dome, the Lions' land , the hippopotamus, and the free-flying bird show !

aquarium touraine family near car

Aquarium of Touraine

A 10 minutes drive from Amboise, discover the Aquarium of Touraine with the Loire wildlifehighlighting all the fauna of the Loire.

mini castle park going out with children

Park des Mini-Châteaux

A 5 minute drive from your accommodation, you will find a park that will delight children and adults.

Stroll among the most beautiful castles and cities of the region reconstituted on a human scale. animations for kids everyday

* tip: prefer a sunny day for your visit.

safari train animals ideal together

Safari Train

For children’s pleasure, think safari train.

A 15-minute drive from Amboise, discover animals such as deer, wild boar, ostrich, fallow deer, bison and other species through a small train ride.

Boats on the Loire

Several providers share the region, if we need to advise you 3:

On the Loire :

* Millière raboton: an association for a cruise in "gabare" (more confidential)

* The boats of Rochecorbon

On the Cher:

* Boat cruises under the castle of Chenonceau (departure from Chisseaux)

Mushroom cellar of Bourré

Next to Chenonceaux you will find the site of Bourré, 15 minutes by car from the lodge.

An unusual place to discover and learn about the cultivation of the edible mushrooms

* A Tuffeau stone quarry was used to create the castles