We were driving through Veigné on Tuesday when I spotted something I have been looking for for ages, but somehow managed never to see.
The Arbre a Pain is a 300 plus year old chestnut tree in the grounds of the Chateau de la Championniere, with an enormous trunk 8.5 metres in circumference. The name comes from times of deep famine, when the chestnuts were ground for flour.
The chateau grounds are a public park, with plenty of parking and information boards. If you're in the area south of Tours, the park is here