Castles and medieval towns

 

Chauvigny, one of the most beautiful villages of France

Chauvigny is a unique village in Europe: the town is overlooked by a hill with 5 ruined castles along its ridge, which create an impressive array. A breathtaking point of view enables you to appreciate the panorama.

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Castle of Touffou

Let yourself be seduced by the nobility of this medieval home, at the edge of the river: you will discover the castle, its gardens and stables!

Castle of Touffou

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Montmorillon and the City of Written and Crafts Book

Situated in the center of Brouard, an entirely renovated paradise, for books and arts and crafts lovers, is hidden… The City of Written and Crafts Book will ship you in a timeless universe with booksellers, illuminators and calligraphers...

Montmorillon Tourist Office

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The Château des Ormes

At the edge of the Vienne river, this castle built by Colbert’s uncles, then, was acquired by the Count of Argenson, Minister of War of Louis XV. You will visit the courtyard of honour, the marble paved vestibule, the ancient kitchens…

Castle of Ormes

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Royal City of Loches

Located in Centre Val de Loire region, this is a small village on the old trading road from Amboise to Poitiers. Go back in time to discover one of the most beautiful fortified cities in France with its dungeon of 36 metres high.

Castle of Loches

 

Abbey of Fontevraud

Considered as one of the biggest monastic cities in Europe, the Abbey of Fontevraud is famous for its size and originality. Visit the monastic City and its Royal Abbey. Do not miss the prison of Fontevraud created by Napoleon in 1804 to save the Abbey from destruction.

Abbey of Fontevraud

To see around Poitiers