Area of Domaine La Rochardière

Touraine is a popular destination for “Nature Tourism”.

The Domaine La Rochardière, adjoining the Loire à Vélo®, is ideally located in the middle of a number of varied activities, for young and old, within a perimeter of less than 20 km.

Domaine La Rochardière

A rich historical and architectural heritage

  • The castles and gardens of Villandry 2 km away
  • The castles of Langeais, where Charles VIII and Anne of Brittany were married in 1491, 10 km away
  • Azay-le-Rideau castle 13 km away
Chateau de Villandry

A wide openness to nature

  • The beach (unsupervised) of Savonnières at 500m
  • The petrifying caves of Savonnières at 800m
  • The Goupillières Troglodyte Valley in Azay-le-Rideau 10 km away
  • Ballan-Miré national forest 5 km

Physical and sporting activities all summer long

  • Canoeing down the Cher, departing from Savonnières
  • An equestrian center in Villandry 2 km away
  • Gloriette golf course 8 km away

A vernacular heritage with unique know-how

  • Savonnières boatmen with boat trip on the Cher
  • The taped pear in Rivarennes at 17 km
  • The village of basket weavers in Villaines-les-Rochers 20 km away

Festivals and events in the territory in summer

  • Meetings in the gardens the first weekend of June at the Château de Villandry
  • The night of a thousand lights the 1st weekend of July and August at the Château de Villandry
  • The flavors market on the 1st Thursday of August in Savonnières
  • The collection of old cars every 2nd Sunday of the month (except in August) in Savonnières
  • Tours’nman, international triathlon, in June
  • Running Loire Valley, from 10km to marathon, in September

Local shops just 300m away

  • the market every Saturday morning
  • 2 bakeries
  • 1 caterer
  • 1 butcher
  • 1 convenience store
  • 1 gourmet restaurant, La Maison Tourangelle
  • 1 bistro-restaurant
  • 1 small tavern
  • 1 pharmacy

The city of Tours 17 km away

  • One of the 4 cities of French gastronomy, with Dijon, Lyon, Paris-Rungis
  • The famous Place Plumereau and Place Chateauneuf, beautifully redesigned, in the center of the pedestrian area
  • The Olivier Debré Center for Contemporary Creation (CCCOD)
  • The Opera
  • The guinguettes of Tours along the Loire
  • Many restaurans


  • Savonnières station, less than 2 km away (3 trains per day on weekdays), on the Tours-Saumur-Nantes line

And, moving a little further from Domaine La Rochardière,

other activities are available to you.

  • The fortress of Chinon at 30 km
  • Amboise castle and Clos Lucé 35 km away
  • Chenonceau castle 50 km away
  • The royal city of Loches 50 km away
  • The internationally renowned Beauval zoo, 80 km away
  • Several wine appellations among the many wines of the Loire Valley
  • Bourgueil
  • Chinon
  • Montlouis
  • Touraine-Amboise
  • Touraine Azay-le-Rideau
  • Touraine Noble-Joue
  • Vouvray