: Tours 50 kilometres
: Saint Aignan/noyers cher
: Saint Romain Sur Cher
Situated 50 kilometers south-east of Tours,and 40 kilometres south west of Blois, historic Saint Aignan is an ideal place to experience traditional French culture. With it's wine-industry, a bustling Saturday market offering fresh fish & local produce, numerous restaurants and cafes, and an indoor/outdoor swimming pool all within 5 minutes walk. The medieval collegial (church) features an 11th century crypt with wall paintings dating from that period. While the Chateau commands spectacular views over the river and roof tops. I must not forget the geographical importance of Saint-Aignan relative to important historical sites in the history of France and England,see the burial place of Richard Coeur de Lion at Fontevrault.
The famous Zoo Beauval is 5 minutes away, and the area is famed for it's Chateaux at Chenonceau, Chambord, Amboise,Valençay, & my personnel favourite Chaumont with it's world-renowned view across La Loire, and beautiful gardens.