In need of cooling surrounds? Beaches, water sports, tours on the Loire… Seek out our suggestions for avoiding the summer heat and try out our ideas for finding refreshing spots.


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Endremage – Traditional boat...


Step aboard a traditional boat for a guided tour of the Loire - 1 or 2 hour options. Set sail from the bridge at...

Château of Champchevrier


The same family has lived in the Château since 1728. It was rebuilt during the Renaissance and completed in the 18th...

Chateau of Gizeux


14 - 16 century. This is the largest residence in western Touraine (furnished and inhabited). Gallery of Renaissance...

Château and park of Cinq-Mars


A 12th-century château, with additions from the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries, previously owned by the Marquis de Cinq...

Lake of Val Joyeux


Activities: BMX track, tennis, fitness trail, fishing, picnic areas, pétanque, kids' games, volleyball court.

Château of Langeais and its park


15 century. Outstanding collection of furniture and tapestries (15th & 16th-centuries). Sound and light show relating...

Lake of Hommes


This lake in former quarries is ideal for relaxing and swimming in clear waters surrounded by a vast natural setting...

Rillé Wake Park


From the 21/05/2020

The first Wake Park in Touraine! Come and enjoy water activities in the first wake park in Touraine, located in a...

Swimming Pool


Outdoor heated swimming-pool, 2x25-meter-long pools overviewing the lake.

La Martinienne


45 minute trip along the River Loire on "La Martinière Couzé-sur-Loire", a traditional boat. Enjoy its very rich and...

Chinon Loisirs Activités Nature


From the 01/04/2020

Canoes and kayak hire, from 2 hours to several days. Canoeing expeditions of 6, 16, 32 or 45 km, or multi-day trips.

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