Useful Links for Visitors

The area around Preuilly sur Claise, known as the Touraine de Sud, does not feature in many English language guidebooks. This is a real pity, as the area has a lot to offer the traveller, from Royal Chateaux to farm made produce - and everything in-between. If you have enjoyed reading our blog and want to visit the area, we hope the following links may be a help.


Tours of the Loire Valley:
Loire Valley Time Travel offers one and two day tours of the beautiful Loire Valley in a classic 1953 Citroën Traction Avant. When you are in the Loire Valley take a trip in Célestine and explore some of the lesser known parts of the "Garden of France".

Tourist Offices:
Tourist Office of Tours. Situated opposite the Tours train and bus stations. Tourist information for the Touraine and Loire Valley as well as for the city of Tours.


Accommodation:
Les Limornières. Alex and Nicole Crawford welcome you to their 19th century family holiday farm cottages arranged around south facing courtyard garden, dining barn, and indoor and outdoor games. Surrounded by Loire Valley countryside, woods and fields yet only 3km from historic le Grand Pressigny.


Le château de La-Celle-Guénand. A real 15th century chateau offering bed and breakfast and gite accommodation in a quiet Touraine village.

Château Valcreuse A 19th Century château near la Roche Posay. Elegant and quiet with a wonderfully hospitable atmosphere.

La Confiance. Sue and Chris would like to welcome you to La Confiance at Champ d’oeuf, their delightful Chambre d’hote and self catering Gite in the South Loire region of France, in the Brenne Natural Parc.


l'Image. Set on the Marketplace in Preuilly sur Claise. A lovely family run establishment with a really good restaurant and four spotlessly clean bedrooms.


Restaurants:
Hotel Restaurant de l'Image.
Place des Halles, Preuilly sur Claise. tel 02 47 94 50 07
Traditional Tourangelle cuisine, often using home grown vegetables. Relaxed and friendly service, the staff speak English. Budget between €12 and €20 for lunch, and €20 - €40 for the dinner menu.

Restaurant la Promenade
11 Rue Savoureulx,  Le Petit Pressigny. tel 02 47 94 93 52
Our local Michelin Starred restaurant. A special place for a special night out. Plan on spending at least €40 per person, plus wine. English spoken.


la Gerbe d'Or
22 rue Balzac, 37600 Loches. tel 02 47 91 67 63
Stylish but very affordable restaurant in the town of Loches. The lunchtime 3 course set menu is €11.50 (no choices), including a glass of wine. English spoken.

Arts and Crafts:
Spangledust 
For watercolours, stationery, seaweed art and tiny mice by local artist Elizabeth Edge.

Public Transport:
filvert. The subsidised bus network for the Touraine, based in Tours. All fares are €1.70.

SNCF. The French national rail company will bring you to the Touraine from Paris in less than an hour.