La Charité sur Loire - Burgundy - Excellent wine region, including the famous Sancerre and Pouilly sur Loire. If you are looking for quality gites in the middle of France set alongside the peace and quiet of the Loire river and in a centre of festivals and cultural activities that take place all year round, then look no further. If you seek first-class self-catering holiday accommodation our gites offer luxurious, holiday rental apartments for discerning holiday makers in this the cultural heart of France on the Loire.
From the Roman name of Seyr (possibly, 'Sun City') to La Charite sur Loire. Now known as the Town of the Book and the Word…
Would you like to spend your holidays, in the heart of this historic town, seconds away from the shops, restaurants and the numerous activities that include festivals of art, music, books and cultural events that go on throughout the year?
Just a five to six hours drive from Calais to La Charite sur Loire via the A26 and A1 auto-route and one hundred and fifty miles South of Paris, by the A6 and on the easy quiet A77 motor-way direct to the town, or by train from Paris to the centre of the town, the Benedictine Prieury and the town of La Charite sur Loire which surrounds it, are built, as an amphitheatre, along the longest river in France. It is its geographic situation, its spiritual importance and its cultural richness that make La Charité a destination of choice.
The town is surrounded by some of the most famous vineyards such as Pouilly or Sancerre and by the majestic state-owned forest of the Bertranges. You will be able to take for long interesting walks in the vast nature reserve of the Loire, go canoeing, fishing or follow the touristic pre- established cycle routes or simply stroll or sit on the sandy beach along the shore of the Loire.
Shops: Between tradition and originality - The town offers a good selection of small shops, boutiques, bakers, confectioners, traiteurs selling prepared dishes to take away, local specialities, a weekly market on Saturday morning and also the main supermarkets.
There is a great choice of pizzerias, cafés and restaurants for all tastes from exclusive restaurants to family orientated places or even café-théatre style eateries.
An innovative town which gained the reputation of “town where things happen, ville qui bouge…”
Since the year 2000, a number of second-hand book sellers and artisans have settled in the old parts of La Charité giving the town a reputation of town of the book and more specifically, town of the word.
All year around, lots of events such as book fairs, shows, the Festival of the Word, Piano and Blues festivals, the gastronomic fair awaits you in this little town which cannot wait to be culturally yours.