markets Chateaux
Medieval Loches is built around an 11th century citadel, see Loches Tourist Office. In the summer don't miss the Son et Lumière at Amboise, an illuminated show performed by over 400 of the locals.
horse riding Horse riding
Next to the farm is a dressage riding school. Perrusson also has an English-speaking riding school with one-to-one or group tuition. 5 km south is the French National Riding School.
watersports Swimming
Genillé has a lake only ten minutes away by car for swimming, sailing or fishing. There is swimming in the lake at Bellebouche (24km away) which has a sandy beach, pedaloes and mini golf.

wine tasting Wine tasting
The 'Vitiloire' wine festival takes place in Tours at the end of May. The caves at Monmousseau near Montrichard offer wine tasting and belong to one of the leading wine producers in Touraine.
golf Golf
5 km away in Vernueil-sur-Indre is a 9 hole golf course. La Roche Posay has an 18 hole golf course with putting greens, and also boasts a casino, hippodrome and hydrotherapy spa.
parks Parks
La Brenne Parc Naturel ( the land of 1,000 lakes) is one of the most important areas of étangs in France. An internationally important wetland, it harbours natural habitats of rare wild plants and birds.

markets Markets
Loches market is every Saturday and Wednesday till 12. Tours has a flower market in Bd Béranger, and a flea market at Place de la Victoire on Wednesdays and Saturdays. See Tours tourist office.
golf Fromagerie
There is a goat cheese farm 5 minutes from the cottage which is run by a very friendly couple. The goats are milked twice daily and the goat's cheese (fromage de chèvre) is delicious and for sale.
parks Mohair
The mohair farm in nearby Nouans-les-Fontaines mows their goats in February and August to provide the raw material needed to manufacture their products in mohair.