A getaway along the banks of the Loire

Guaranteed disconnection right here

After the hectic pace of getting everyone back to school, it's time to treat yourselves to a well-deserved weekend break. How about going to stay on the banks of the Loire this autumn?

L'église prieurale de La Charité-sur-Loire
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Day 1: walk around the historic centre of La Charité-sur-Loire 

Wander the cobbled streets

To get to the pretty town of La Charité-sur-Loire today, all you need to do is walk past the daisies and over the bridge built in 1520. Your arrival as a family is a far cry from the failed attempt of Joan of Arc in 1429!

Did you know that La Charité-sur-Loire is one of Burgundy's 4 sites listed as World Heritage by UNESCO? Since 1988, the church of Notre-Dame, with its 900-year history, has been one of the major steps along the Way of St. James in France. You're definitely not the first to come and admire this pretty monastic town!

Ville et église de la Charité-sur-loire
Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Ville et église de la Charité-sur-loire Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Balade à vélo le long de la Loire
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Balade à vélo le long de la Loire My Destination / BFCT
Visiter la Charité-sur-Loire
Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
Visiter la Charité-sur-Loire Alain Doire - BFC Tourisme
La Charité-sur-Loire depuis la Loire
Mathieu Balme
La Charité-sur-Loire depuis la Loire Mathieu Balme
Bord de Loire à La Charité
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Classified natural area

Exceptional heritage

Did you know that La Charité-sur-Loire has been classified as a natural reserve thanks to the exceptional biodiversity here? It is the ideal destination to disconnect from your daily routine!

>> 1 500 hectares

>> 500 species of plant

>> 200 species of bird

A bord de Mignonnette
Mairie La Charité-sur-Loire
Aboard the Mignonnette

Trip on a traditional boat

Sébastien knows the Loire like the back of his hand! He will be delighted to share his knowledge of the local wildlife with you, aboard his traditional boat on the Loire, the last wild river of Europe. You might even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a common crane. 
You can choose the outing that suits you, from a one-hour boat trip, to half a day, for a birthday, picnic, sunrise or sunset trips!

Your evening meal

Under the ancient vaulted ceiling, the chef cooks with fresh, seasonal products and the wine list is full of local wines such as Pouilly-Fumé and Côtes de La Charité. On a mild evening in the Indian summer, you might even be able to dine outdoors.

An evening meal at La Poule Noire

Stay in a charming house

Nathalie and Jean-Pierre welcome you to their beautiful, charming house made from Burgundy stone. Indoors, there's a magnificent heated swimming pool and you can even book yourselves a relaxing massage.

Come and stay at Antipodes

Vélo au bord de la Loire
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Day 2: bike ride

Hop on your bikes

After a great night's sleep and a hearty breakfast, it's time to get some fresh air on a bike ride! Choose from the 6 waymarked sightseeing cycle routes, ranging between 18 and 30 km. Through the forest, along the banks of the Loire or in the countryside, the choice is yours.

Find out about the cycle routes offered by the Tourist Office in La Charité-sur-Loire

Dégustation au Château de Tracy
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Wine tasting at the château 

In the Pouilly-Fumé vineyard

Have you heard of Pouilly-Fumé, an excellent dry white wine produced on a vineyard 200 km south of Paris on the banks of the Loire? To find out more, come to the Château de Tracy, the historic estate that purchased this vineyard in 1396. Juliette d'Assay now has the honour of running this family estate which was even awarded the "Vignobles & Découvertes" label in 2016, a French label that recognises establishments which showcase tourist and winegrowing destinations.

 

 

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