The Touraine is a great playground filled with activities - couples, families or friends will have plenty to choose from! On the programme: discover the troglodyte dwellings, cycle along the Loire, visit wildlife parks such as Beauval Zoo-Park, the mini-chateaux park in the heights of Amboise (1/25 scale models of the Loire Valley chateaux), the grand Touraine aquarium... without forgetting all the other activities, on land, on water or in the air.
Return to the peaceful haven which is our hotel with pool in the Touraine after a busy day exploring the region.
The troglodyte dwellings in the Val d'Amboise are not to be missed.
The Goupillières troglodyte valley in Azay-le-Rideau (37) invites you to discover country living and the rich rural heritage of the Touraine region, in an exceptional 2 hectare site.
The Magnanerie troglodyte site, the underground city and mushroom cellar at Bourré (41), are respectively an old Tuffeau stone quarry, a 17th century magnanery, an underground city
(1,500 m² of façades sculpted into the rock), and a cellar where mushrooms are farmed in their natural environment.
Classed as the No.1 zoo in France, and one of the most beautiful zoological parks in the world, ZooParc de Beauval is home to almost 6,000 animals including two giant pandas, the only of their kind in France. It is located at Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, 40 minutes from the Manoir Saint-Thomas.
The Grand Aquarium of Touraine, 5 minutes from Amboise, presents 10 specially designed rooms, where you can admire freshwater and salt water fish. Explore the shark tunnel, fresh tropical waters, the touching tank...
Make the most of the Loire à Vélo cycle routes to discover the Touraine in all its bucolic glory! From the ramparts of the Chateau Royal at Amboise to the charming side streets of Candes-Saint-Martin, set off on the journey of a lifetime through exceptional heritage sites. Along just over 200 km of routes, admire the chateaux of the Loire such as Amboise, Villandry, Azay-le-Rideau, Langeais, and Chinon… and explore vineyards and picturesque villages.