Centre-Val de Loire is one of those regions that can be discovered in numerous ways! Walking, cycling, golf and so on… Each visitor can endlessly enjoy the beauty and variety of its landscapes at his own pace. Let’s take a look at some of the activities this region has to offer and explore the best things to do in Centre-Val-de-Loire.
Its a good area for cycling. The Department roads are very quiet and its not very hilly . There are several cycle maps available at Berry Cyclettes
There are several beautiful walking and hiking routes available around Sancerre, Bourges , fôret de Tronçais etc…check out some routes on sentiers
Below you will find a small collection of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Cher department of Loire Valley.
Not far from Chassy are for example Nevers, Moulins and Bourges. Julius César thought Bourges to be the most beautiful city of Gaul. The city is well known for its art and history. Bourges has the famous cathedral of Saint Etienne with its stained-glass windows. Bourges also has good restaurants and nice cafés/bars.
The circuit of Jacques Coeur, known for its beautiful and interesting castles and also a circuit with plenty of roman churches. Take a look at Berry Province
The specialty of this lovely village is sandstone pottery. In the village is a pottery museum and there are numerous studios selling ceramic artworks, not to be missed. Take a look at Berry Province
Here in the Cher you will find delicious local products such as goats’ cheeses, snails, lentilles vertes du berry, walnut oil, meat of the Charolais breed and so on. The products are part of a simple and generous kitchen. Restaurants serve local specialties, the wine list includes the Sancerre, Menetou Salon, Quincy, Pouilly fumé… The world famous Sirop Monin, a family business, with its 140 flavors,comes originally from Bourges. Enjoying good things is a true “art de vivre” here!
This region is primarily known for its white wines ,but also serves rose and red wine such as Sancerre, Menetou Salon, Pouilly-fumé, Quincy, Reuilly, Chateaumeillant. But this region is also known for its goats cheese. Check Vins Centre Loire
There are many different festivals, flea markets, concerts and sporting events in the region, below is a small collection of what to do in the area: