Surroundings

La Roche Posay

The name La Roche Posay may very well have a familiar sound to it, and that’s not by chance. This small  town so close to Boussay is indeed a very renowned thermal spa with an abundant range of dermatologic products bearing its name. The sources around which the town was built are reputed to have healing forces.And as one may expect for a spa of its standing, the town boasts a casino, a race-track and a golf course.

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Parc Naturel de la Brenne

With 167 200 hectares this is one of the largest nature parks of France. This patchwork of thousands of lakes and ponds is home to a happy multitude of waterfowl, beavers, turtles... Not only nature lovers but also walkers and cyclists are truly spoilt here.

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Castles and abbeys

Castles are of course the number one attraction of the Loire; lovers of beautiful castle gardens will fall in love with the one in the Castle of Villandry.

Historical sites like Le Grand Presigny with its museum of Prehistory take you all the way back in time. But of course there are other treasures to explore, like the castles of Azay-le-Ferron, Montrésor and Montpoupon.

The abbey of Saint-Savin with its frescoes, the abbey of Fongombault among others are certainly worth a visit.

Walking and cycling

The Touraine-du-Sud offers the nature lovers 250 miles of hiking trails ( Grand Randonnée).

Cycling and walking trough the slightly hilly landscape, where fields and woods pleasantly interchange, is just wonderful. For the more sportsmanlike person a steeper slope can easily be found and added to the trail.

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Golf

The beautiful hilly landscape of this region looks like a golf course by its very nature. It is therefore not surprising that this sport can be practiced at several places in the neighbourhood. You can test your skills on the green in La Roche Posay, Verneuil-sur-Indre and Poitiers.

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Fishing and swimming

During the season you can fish in the many nearby rivers. A fishing permit is required but  it can easily be bought in every village.  The Claise, the Creuse, the Vienne and the Indre all offer a choice in idyllic spots abounding in fish.

For those who prefer to be in the water rather than on the river sides, an open-air swimming pool at about 3 km is open all of July and August.