Welcome to Chenonceaux and its surroundings
At the heart of the Loire Valley, come and discover Chenonceaux and the Valley along the Cher river. It is a dynamic region, very well-known for the châteaux of the Loire Valley, its symbol being the majestic Château de Chenonceau.
Our territory is located in the Vallée du Cher which is surrounded by green and luxurious nature. You’ll be able to forget your everyday life as you explore: the strolls along the Cher river and in the vineyards will soothe you and you’ll spend a magical and unforgettable moment.
You’ll be able to find charming accommodation in the middle of nature, in a high-class hotel or even in a castle, from where you’ll enjoy discovering the diversity of the region!
Spending a while in Chenonceaux will enable you to explore the Touraine region very easily and combine different activities such as visits of castles, traditional homes or go on food and wine related tours.
If you’re dreaming of staying in Touraine for its abundant nature, the culture and the various castles, the region is for you! You could visit Chenonceau, Amboise, Blois, Chambord, Loches, Chaumont-sur-Loire, Cheverny…. or go to smaller intimate and unusual sites such as the Château de Nitray, the Château de Civray or the Château de Montpoupon.
Welcome around Chenonceaux!
Adding to the heritage and the rich history of Touraine, you will find many other leisure activities for whole the family!
You’ll have so much fun!
Strolls in nature
Have a walk or ride your bike to discover the lovely countryside around Chenonceaux. You’ll come across diverse landscapes: along the Cher river, among the fields or the vineyards and fall in love with the bucolic atmosphere.
Several maps of country walks and cycle paths are available in our Tourist office or on our website. Don’t hesitate to rent bikes around the village of Chenonceaux.
Many varied activities
Spend a day in the magical animal world of the Zoo de Beauval, which is only 30 km away from Chenonceaux, and discover more than 600 species in more than 80 acres.
Nearby you can also do many other leisure activities: Family Park, Loire Valley Leisures, Gadawi Park, Forteresse du Faucon Noir … There are leisure or historic parks, tree climbing, and other unusual activities to suit your taste and budget.
A few kilometres away from Chenonceaux there is Family Park to welcome your children for a day of rides in a fairground. Lots of fun guaranteed!
Finally, you can find more to the East, in the department of the Loir-et-Cher, called Loisirs Loire Valley, an original leisure park with ATV, archery and microlight…
In the air
Enjoy an aerial visit to the Chateaux of the Loire Valley from a hot air balloon, a microlight, a helicopter or a paraglider … There are numerous possibilities, and you can enjoy seeing and photographing the Chateau of Chenonceau from the sky.
On the water
From Easter onwards, and sometimes all year round, there are activities on the river. They will enable you to relax and see the castles from another point of view!
Come on board!
Whether you are adventurous or you enjoy a more relaxing activity, going on a boat to pass under the arches of the Château de Chenonceau is always a lovely idea!
Canoeing : you could either rent a canoe for a quiet or a more athletic ride on the Cher river in one of our canoe rental companies. It is also a great way to explore the fauna and flora of our region!
On a gabare, a traditional Loire river boat : if you want a soothing stroll to start or finish your day, hop on a gabare and go under the arches of the Château de Chenonceau. You can make a wish while under the castle, but it only works once!
You could also dive into one of our swimming pools in a village surrounding Chenonceaux!
Become a gourmet around Chenonceaux!
In Touraine, what you find on your plate is equally as important as what you feed your mind! Come and discover our gastronomic culture and you’ll find joy in a beautiful and delicious plate full of good local produces such as rillettes or rillons. It should be eaten with (a glass of good wine coming from our vineyards) and then you’ll enjoy the simple pleasures of Touraine. There are also high-quality restaurants that live up to their reputation.
You can also pay a visit to our wine producers who have been making wine for several generations. They will definitely enjoy sharing their passion and expertise.
Our (local shopkeepers and producers) keep our villages going thanks their small stores. They are always welcoming and will be pleased to show you around so that you can discover the smells and atmosphere of our region! Have a walk around and enjoy the smell of a good Sainte-Maure cheese, a local honey, or taste a good baguette.
We are in an area where Nature, Culture and Passion are combined to help you discover what is around Chenonceaux and live an unforgettable moment.
So, come and enjoy our Val de Cher!