In the Loire Valley and Touraine
In the Loire Valley and Touraine
Cultural and Patrimonial activities
Ideally located between the Touraine and the Vienne, le Relais du Plessis is the perfect base to discover two regions completely different with a wealthy and diversified heritage.
Numerous sites surrounding the resort are classified in the World Heritage List of the UNESCO. You could discover:
- The majesty of the Chateaux of the Loire:
Chateau le Rivau and its garden at 10km, Chateau de Chinon at 20km, Chateau d’Ussé at 25km, Chateau d’Azay-le-Rideau at 30km, Chateau de la Chatonnière and its garden in Azay-le-Rideau, Chateau de Saumur at 35km, Chateau de Montsoreau at 35km, Chateau d’Usseau at 35km, Chateau des Ormes at 35km, Château de Montreuil Bellay at 40km, Château Villandry at 45km, Château de Dissay at 40km, Château de Jaunay Clan at 40km, Château de Berry, Château de Bonnetiere, Château de Coussay, Château des Monts, the logis de la Haute Porte, Château de la Chapelle Bellouin, Château de Ternay, Chateaux fort d’Angle sur Anglin…
- The historical wealth of the Touraine heritage:
The ideal city built by the Richelieu’s Cardinal, the Honoré de Balzac’s house, La Devinière (François Rabelais’ house), Lerné: historical center of la boule de Fort…
- The historical wealth of the Vienne:
“Le roc aux sorciers” (cave painting)in Angle sur Anglin, the gallo-roman theater of le Vieux Poitiers in Naintré, the medieval city of Loudun, the Montcontour’s dungeons, the windmills of les Trois Moutiers…
- Numerous well-known religious sites:
The collegiate church of Cande Saint Martin, where Saint Martin died, the Seuilly Abbey, th Fontevraud abbey, the Saint Savin abbey, The Champigny sur Veude chapel, the collegiate church of Faye la Vineuse, the pilgrimage of the Bouchard island, the Saint Hilaire church in Mazeuil, the Archigny abbey, the Saint Antoine church in Saint Sauveur, the collegiate church of Saint Cross in Loudun…
- Numerous surrounding museums:
virtual visit of the Chateau de Richelieu, the City Hall of Richelieu museum, the atom museum in Avoine, the eco-museum of the Veron, the Wine and Tourism museum of Beaumont en Véron, the Joan of Arc museum, the Rabelais museum, the Acadian farm museum in Archigny, the Renaudot museum in Loudun, the house of Roman art in Loudun…
Nature discovery activities
The Loire Valley is registered in the UNESCO World Heritage List with a “Cultural landscape” ranking. A lot of discovery route by trek, cycle or horse are available. Moreover, from the resort, you have access to the Richelieu’s park. The Touraine also has numerous ponds and lakes to swim, fish or simply rest:
26 tours around Richelieu are available in the Tourism Office of Richelieu, and also in Chinon, Cande Saint Martin, Seully, la Roche Clermault, Rivière… These are fantastic trek in the border of peaceful water flow.
- Horse riding:
Equestrian center in Lemeré, Poney cub Hippo-Logis in Lué, Poney club “de la Gouronnière” in Marigny Marmande, carriage ride in Roiffé…
- Boat ride starting from Chinon
- Bike ride:
3 unmarked tours are available at the resort (34.8km, 38.1km, 44.5km)
Fishing pond in Richelieu, Champigny sur Veude, Jaulnay and Luzé
- Parks and gardens:
Richelieu’s park, Bio Garden of the Rose in le Chateau du Rivau, “De la Chatonnière” gardens, Foulque Nerra walk in Loudun, the « Trois Noyers » educational garden in Loudun, the pink pavilion garden in La Roche Posay
Wine tourism activities
- Wine Route of Chinon and Saumur
- Visit of the caves and the winemakers
- Introduction to the oenology and tasting
Numerous wine caves are available to visit freely in our region.
For the most athletics, a lot of activities are available near le Relais du Plessis:
- For the outdoor sport adepts:
Possibility of hot air balloon flights in Saché, tennis in Richelieu, Swin Golf in Braslou, Canoe-kayak in Chinon, Haut Poitou’s golf in Saint Cyr, Saint Hilaire’s golf in Roiffé.
- For strong sensations adepts:
karting in the Bouchard island, squash in Avoine, rope park in Saint Benoit la Forêt, skydiving in Loudun, speleology club in Angles sur Anglin, skating rink of Chatellerault…
- For the aquatic sports adepts:
aquacycle in Bréhémont, Veron’s aquatic center in Avoine, Montcontour aquatic park: ecological nautical lift with a traction speed of 30km/h
- For youngers:
mini golf in Luzé, skate park in Ligré
- Adventure park in Saint Benoit La Forêt:
12 rope parks, quads, buggy-cross, archery, paintball, RC cars
To have fun, explore the world in a surprising way, imagine the future together and meet. Dare a new experience.
- Loudun aquarium:
exotic fishes from Africa, America, Oceania and Asia. Fifteen tank from 900 to 4500 liters.
- Doué la Fontaine Zoo:
Ecological zoo participating in the European plan of breeding for the safety of protected species. This zoo is respecting the natural environment of its animals, and has eighty different species in an 18ha park.
In the reception hall of Le Relais du Plessis, you’ll have the possibility, during your stay, to buy fast passes for some of these parks, Futuroscope included.