What can be done
in times of Covid?
- Walks in the historic city center with its beautiful half-timbered facades and shops
- Bike rides on the banks of the Loire (possibility of bike rental), La Loire à Vélo …
- For the more sporty: Segway gyropode (02 47 30 95 35), Electric scooters (06 20 40 94 43)
- Sunday, crossing the Loire by traditional boat (06 88 765 714)
- Equestrian Center of La Perchais (06 17 41 16 53)
- Equestrian center of Les Ecuries de Pray (02 47 57 34 83)
- Cellar visits and tastings, Les Caves Duhart (02 47 57 20 77), Caveau des Vignerons d’Amboise (02 47 57 23 69) www.amboise-valdeloire.com/preparer-mon-sejour/visiter/caves -vineyards-loire
- Magali pottery workshop 06 35 45 68 92
- Amboise market, on the banks of the Loire every Friday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. all year round
In Husseau (10 minutes from Amboise)
- Organic market on Wednesday (fruit and vegetables) from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- La Petite Gabarre (brewery, beer)
- Eric Saugère drone initiation (from 14 years old)
At La Croix en Touraine (15 minutes from Amboise)
The Ranch des Terres Noires offers western riding lessons (06 45 90 28 14)
In Montlouis-sur-Loire (15 minutes from Amboise)
- Wine tastings: Domaine de la Croix Mélier, Domaine Jousset …
- Cave Touristique des Vignerons with guided tour in small groups
- La Maison de la Loire to get to know the flora and fauna of the Loire https://maisondelaloire37.fr/
In Chançay (15 minutes from Amboise)
Rendezvous in the vineyards ( www.rdvdanslesvignes.com )
In Chenonceau (20 minutes from Amboise)
- Walks or bike rides on the banks of the Cher to admire the Château des Dames from all angles
- Chenonceaux by boat (www.labelandre.com)
In Azay-sur-Cher (20 minutes from Amboise)
Visit of the farm “Lait P’tits Loups” and sale of dairy products at the farm www.laitptitsloups.com
20 minutes from Amboise: Larçay forest and Bois des Hâtes
Bois des Hâtes (animals in semi-freedom) https://www.tours.fr/services-infos-pratiques/annuaire/155/351-parcs-forestiers-de-larcay-les-hates.htm a >
In Tours and near Tours (30 minutes from Amboise)
- Walk in old Tours, its Place Plumereau, its beautiful shops and its banks of the Loire
- Circus course for children in Luynes ( www.cirque-georget.com ) li>
- Botanical Garden https: // www .tours.fr / practical-information-services / 585-jardin-botanique.htm
- Lac des Bretonnières
Near Chinon (1h from Amboise)
While the children have a good time at the Murmur’ânes educational farm in Millevents, you can stroll through the old town of Chinon.
Wine tasting and purchase in Chinon: Pierre Jautrou ( http://pierrejautrou-chinon.fr )
Near Richelieu (1h from Amboise)
The town of Richelieu: with its checkerboard plan, inspired by Roman or medieval cities.
Built in the 17th century, it now extends beyond the historic center and has several monuments (squares, halls refurbished in 2013, Notre-Dame church completed in 1629 and splendid mansions including 27 out of 28 listed as monuments on the sides of the Grande Rue). Only the castle has disappeared.
Cani’rando and Cani’Kart with Latitude Nordique: a superb experience with sled dogs …
- Walk in Chédigny , a village famous for its roses, the only village in France classified as a Remarkable Garden. Everywhere there are rose bushes in the streets, maintained by a little more than 500 caring residents. There are over 1000 and 270 varieties of flowers, not counting other plants. The village is also full of beautiful houses, the gardens of which can sometimes be seen.
- Very close to Chédigny there are Loches and its Cité Royale and the Laiterie de Verneuil. Don’t forget to take a detour to Montrésor, one of the most prestigious villages in the department since it took part in a television competition.
- Walk in Crissay-sur-Manse (near Chinon and Richelieu): the smallest municipality of Indre-et-Loire which has a place in the club of the most beautiful villages in France. Very small streets lined with tufa houses – traditional stone from the department. The castle dominates the village, and it was a must-see site during the Hundred Years War. Take a detour through the Gothic church and enjoy the surrounding hiking trails on foot or by bike, in the middle of the fields.
At the confluence of the Loire and the Vienne, do not hesitate to take a walk in Candes-Saint-Martin and Montsoreau … Then further on towards Bréhémont with its port and its beach. Balzac evoked this village in his novel Le lys dans la Vallée.
- Walk in Sainte-Maure de Touraine, taking a detour through Les Fromages d’Angel (sale at the farm of AOP Sainte-Maure-de Touraine cheeses, heart, small corks, dung, pyramids).
The Lac d’Hommes: https://www.touraineloirevalley.com / leisure / men’s-lake /
The Lac de Rillé: https://www.touraineloirevalley.com/lac-de -rill