These are the natural treasures of the Loire Valley: the royal river of the Loire and the calmer Cher, Brenne and Cisse rivers never cease to surprise and touch the hearts of visitors keen to discover nature.

There are different ways discover their charms: on foot, by bike, by boat or by canoe – a range of experiences to make vivid memories.

The wild Loire river - JF. SOUCHARD - ADT Touraine

Wherever you go, you’ll see it… so take it in!

It is one of the key elements of the Touraine landscape – majestic, rich in history, bountiful in its beauty and diversity… We are, of course, talking about the Loire! The last great wild river, it offers, to those who take the time to observe it, a surprising and captivating panorama.
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000, life is goof on the banks of the Loire. Get to know this river by cycling the “Loire à Vélo” cycle route, learn to tame its currents in a workshop with the Maison de la Loire, or witness its magnificence from a different point of view in a canoe or on a paddle board.

Mist on the Cher river- A. CLEMENT

Swan pedal boat - Véretz-A. CLEMENT

Bridge and church - Véretz - A.CLEMENT

A tributary of the Loire, the canalised Cher has its own special charm

This is a more intimate river not to be underestimated! You’ll find yourself hypnotised by its banks, weirs and seeming tranquillity. A truly bucolic landscape, the Cher will win you over with its simplicity.
Looking for authenticity? Look no further than a peaceful boat trip on a traditional “fûtreau” or an aperitif with friends on board. The enthusiastic Mariniers du Jean Bricau will happily share with you their knowledge of this lovely river.


Pier in the Cher river - Véretz - F.TETU

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Swimming pools and water activities

Swimming pools and water activities


Accommodation by the water’s edge

Accommodation by the water’s edge