Charming villa in the medieval citadel of Loches
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Excursions in and around Loches

Dep. 37 – Notable Natural Areas: map       WALKINGS IN TOURAINE CÔTE SUD : Circuit hiking and biking

- Le Grand-Pressigny circuit       balade Le Grand Pressigny

Genillé  circuit          balade Genillé

- Chédigny circuit        

- Le Louroux circuit         ,     beetween nesting and migration

- Prairies du Roy natural area (http://www.beaulieulesloches.eu/index.php?page=article&id_categorieA=5&id_categorieB=75)

- in the Loches forest, along the path d’Orfonds (http://www.rando-valdeloire.fr/depts/37/coms/ferriereb/ferriereb.php?page=carte)

- walking to the Dolus-le-Sec éolienne (http://www.france-voyage.com/balades/eolienne-dolus-le-sec-71235.htm)

- medieval village of Montrésor (http://www.les-plus-beaux-villages-de-france.org/fr/montresor-0)

- walking from Pouillé to Montrichard, along the Cher (http://www.france-voyage.com/balades/pouille-montrichard-long-cher-4097248.htm)

- walking to study the  Coteaux troglodytes (http://www.grand-ligueillois.fr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=77&Itemid=115)

- Tauxigny: walking to discovery the solar system (http://www.astrotouraine.com/)

- in the Tours-Preuilly forest (http://www.tourisme-azayleferron.fr/fr/a-visiter/la-foret-de-tours-preuilly)

- in the Grillemont forest (http://www.chateauxfrance.fr/chaview.php?l=fr&d=grillemont)

- hamlet la basse Chevrière, where lived the painter Ray Sutter and the sculptor-painter Alexandre Calder, and where passed the writer Honoré de Balzac (http://www.france-voyage.com/balades/hameau-basse-chevriere-4445313.htm)

- Mennetou-sur-Cher medieval city (http://www.mennetou.fr/)

- Angles-sur-l’Anglin medieval village (http://www.les-plus-beaux-villages-de-france.org/fr/angles-sur-langlin-0)

- walking along the Loir valley (http://www.francebalade.com/maine/valduloir.htm)

Vaas heritage discovery (http://www.france-voyage.com/balades/decouverte-patrimoine-vaas-915836.htm)

- the meadows de Bléré, in the country of wild orchids (http://www.cen-centre.org/du-local-au-regional/le-reseau-despaces-naturels/32-indre-et-loire/137-les-pelouses-de-blere-commune-de-blere)

- Domaine de Candé, the discovery of aquatic biodiversity (http://www.domainecande.fr/)

- Eperon Barré de Murat, an excellent vantage point to monitor the migratory birds, in particular the birds of prey (http://www.calameo.com/books/000198994d7d7a6eb4473)

- ponds of Narbonne (http://www.inrap.fr/archeologie-preventive/Sites-archeologiques/p-1755-Les-Etangs-de-Narbonne.htm)

- Ile de la Métairie, ancien floodplain forest that attracts birds in all seasons and where you can find traces of beaver (http://www.tourisme-montlouis-loire.fr/?p=6198)

- the Gloriette groves (http://www.tours-tourisme.fr/html/parc-de-la-gloriette.html)

- Bois des Touches (http://www.mairie-ballan-mire.fr/Sport-Loisirs/Equipements-sportifs-et-de-loisirs/Equipements-de-loisirs)

- les Rouchoux (http://www.a3pr.net/articles.php?lng=fr&pg=40)

- Bardeaux de l’Indre, from barrage to barrage between Indre and Loire (http://fr.calameo.com/read/000255038515e33143db9)

- Bois Chétif, last Touraine floodplain forest along the  Loire

- Puys du Chinonais, small limestone hills that have resisted erosion (http://chinonais.net/terroirs/cc_veron/fiches/fiche_puys_chinon/fiche_puys_chinon.htm) (https://maps.google.fr/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=fr&msa=0&msid=105006621232646001046.00000112e2233c9253c17&t=h&om=0&ll=47.194379,0.230541&spn=0.059256,0.122738&z=13)

- la Pomardière (http://www.lepetitmoutard.fr/place/la-pomardiere_saint-benoit-la-foret_18500)

- Coteau de la Vienne (http://orchideestouraine.e-monsite.com/blog/coteau-de-la-vienne-11-avril-2010.html)

- Les Chétauderies – Ligueil