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The surroundings

Discover many beautiful towns and villages, visit nice markets, undertake activities and much more from Domaine de La Boissière…

We are located in the national park of Loire-Anjou-Touraine, in the land of Richelieu. This region is named after Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal of Richelieu. Known to many from the book The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas.
A visit to the city of Richelieu is highly recommended with its unique architecture and is situated next to a beautiful park, which used to be the domain of the cardinal.

A small selection of all the beautiful things our area has to offer:

  • Richelieu
    Town
    Richelieu
    The city of the cardinal with a beautiful park, a nice market on the square every Friday and many festivities in summer.
  • du Rivau
    Chateau
    du Rivau
    Castle where Jeanne d'Arc once took her horses. Now has a beautiful garden for the explorer, very nice for children.
  • Futuroscope
    Activity
    Futuroscope
    Take a trip to the future in this futuristic theme park in Poitiers. Go on a journey in 4D with Arthur and the Minimoys, or travel through time with the "raging rabbits".
  • L'amuse saveur
    Food & Drinks
    L'amuse saveur
    This delicious restaurant is located in the nearby village of Marcilly-sur-Vienne and is highly recommended! Good food with fresh ingredients, a treat for your taste buds. Our advice is, go for lunch and make sure to make your reservations in time.
  • Chinon
    Town
    Chinon
    Discover the various narrow streets with nice restaurants, visit the fortress or pay a visit to the different wine producers. The red Chinon wines are known for their intense fruitiness and freshness.
  • Azay le Rideau
    Chateau
    Azay le Rideau
    In the village with the same name, located at the river Indre, stands this beautiful castle from the early French Renaissance. Around the castle, you will find a beautiful park and you can also take a canoe trip on the river here.
  • Golf
    Activity
    Golf
    Visit various golf courses in the region. Each course has its own unique location and challenges.
  • Le cardinal
    Food & Drinks
    Le cardinal
    Next to the city gate of Richelieu and on the edge of the park, you will find Auberge Le Cardinal. Simply delicious French dining with always nice dishes on the menu. Be quick if you want to enjoy the beautiful terrace outside.
  • Tours
    Town
    Tours
    The capital of our department Indre et Loire through which the river Loire flows. A pleasant city to spend a day with nice shopping streets, historical sights and inviting terraces and restaurants.
  • de Villandry
    Chateau
    de Villandry
    The Château de Villandry is the last of the great châteaux of the Loire built during the French Renaissance. The sober elegance of its architecture combined with the charm of its exquisite gardens make it one of the jewels of the World Heritage list.
  • Karting Loisir
    Activity
    Karting Loisir
    Go karting on one of the oldest karting tracks in France. If you have never driven on a real outdoor track, grab your chance now.
  • La Treille Dorée
    Food & Drinks
    La Treille Dorée
    Have dinner at the ladies', a special place for us. Open only for lunch, with a different menu every day. No a la carte, you eat what's on the menu. Honest French food, it doesn't get any more real than this. The restaurant has been temporarily relocated and is located right next to the market hall in Richelieu.
  • Poitiers
    Town
    Poitiers
    Many beautiful sights. Poitiers is the perfect destination for a nice city excursion. Discover the beautiful churches, cosy squares and picturesque streets and enjoy yourself on one of the nice terraces.
  • de Bois-Aubry
    Abbey
    de Bois-Aubry
    On the other side of the forest of La Bossière stands this royal abbey. You can easily walk to it during a beautiful forest walk from our domain. This abbey from the 12th century is also the last resting place of Hollywood actor Yul Brynner.
  • ZooParc de Beauval
    Activity
    ZooParc de Beauval
    Take a whole day and visit France's most beautiful and enjoyable zoo. Very spacious park where each part has its own theme. Be sure to visit the fantastic bird show, or see real giant pandas in the flesh. Voted one of the 4 most beautiful zoos in the world!
  • Auberge de la Ferme
    Food & Drinks
    Auberge de la Ferme
    Just above Châtellerault, in the village of Ingrandes, lies this lovely restaurant. Go here for lunch and let yourself be pampered by the hostess and her kitchen.
  • Châtellerault
    Town
    Châtellerault
    This compact town used to be an important place on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. The river Vienne runs through this city and in the small streets of the inner city you will find nice shops and also the market hall with local fresh products.
  • d'Ussé
    Chateau
    d'Ussé
    Once upon a time, there was a fairytale castle overlooking the Indre and Loire... so beautiful that it inspired the story of Sleeping Beauty.
  • Saint Benoit Aventure
    Activity
    Saint Benoit Aventure
    A day of climbing in the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Natural Park. An adventure for young and old. Bring some food, because the forest is ideal for a picnic and if you still feel like it, go for a nice walk.
  • Le Milcent chez Bruno
    Food & Drinks
    Le Milcent chez Bruno
    In the neighbouring village of Braslou, you will find this restaurant in the local Tabac. Don't be fooled by the rustic nature of the decor... And if you are in the mood for mussels, this place is definitely worth a visit.
  • Saumur
    Town
    Saumur
    This city is known for its own wines and has a very cosy inner city with nice terraces and restaurants. High up in the city is also the castle of Saumur. Looking for a nice bubbly, just next to the city is the winery Gratien & Meyer with a fantastic view of the Loire.
  • de Loches
    Chateau
    de Loches
    The royal town of Loches, to which the castle belongs, is situated in the valley of the Indre. It is a masterpiece of medieval military architecture. A visit during the weekly market in Loches is definitely worthwhile.
  • L'atelier en Fête
    Activity
    L'atelier en Fête
    Enjoy yourself, be free and create with pleasure on canvas or wood. Find your creative side and enjoy a workshop by professional creative centipede Peter van Kuijk in an old tobacco farmhouse dating back to the 1600s.
  • La Maison d'Alice
    Food & Drinks
    La Maison d'Alice
    Located in an old bourgeois house, you can really enjoy an authentic meal. Very cosy, where hospitality still means something. With nice weather, you can enjoy all this in the garden.