Le Cormier

Activities

There are numerous activities available within the locality to keep everyone occupied, whether you hanker for the strenuous type or the more sedate sort of pastime. Below are listed just a few that come to mind with a brief overview for some but don’t be afraid to ask us about other activities that you cannot find here.

The majestic Chateau of the Loire – there are just so many in this locality, both large and small, but local ones are at Loches and Azay-le-Ferron, Bridore, Grand Pressigny, Argy, Bouges, Valencay, Clion-sur-Indre, then others at Villandry, Saumur, Chambord, Usse, Amboise, Chenonceau, Azay-le-Rideau, Chaumont all within approx 1 hour

The Brenne Parc Naturel Regional also known as the “Land of a Thousand Lakes” – with so many lakes available, it is only possible to highlight a few here, whether it be for a visit by car or bike. Really worth seeing are ‘La Bellebouche’ with its man made-beach, canoes, pedalos, and a range of other activities for children. Then there is ‘La Gabriere’ in a splendid setting with 2 quality restaurants to break up your journeys or visit the 'Maison du Parc' with its visitor & information centre having ‘Etang de la Mer Rouge’ nearby. The whole area is renowned for being a bird-watcher’s paradise, and famous for fishing and canoeing. Arrangements can be made for bike hire or to have your own bikes transported down to the lakes for you to visit this wonderful area at your leisure and then be picked-up & returned to Le Cormier later in the day.

Futuroscope (76km) – a tremendous day out for all the family, with a spectacular range of rides, incredible buildings, geographical & historical cinematic shows, gardens, restaurants and so much more….a real day out and full of fun for all ages, finished off by the evening/night-time spectacular which is a must.

Golf – local 18 hole courses are at Villedieu & La Roche Posay (20kms) and then a 9 hole course at Verneuil (12kms)

Vineyards & Wine Tasting – local ones open to the public are in Bossay-sur-Claise (12kms) or travel a little further north to visit the famous Vouvray and so many others along the Loire river

Local Markets – there are just so many but Loches is always worth a visit on a Saturday & Wednesday. The markets become a must for an excellent range of goods manufactured or grown in the area including local wines, fresh fruit, vegetables, cheese, meats and fish.

Zoos – Le Haute Touche at Azay Le Ferron (a safari type specialist zoo only 6kms away) famous for its specialisation of protecting some of the endangered species or there is Beauval Zoo at St Aignan, a tremendous day out for all the family.

Go-Karting – Outdoor Karting in Chatillon or indoor Karting at Joue les Tours. The circuit at Chatillon (13kms) is superb and offers some tremendous thrills, especially for those of us with aggressive driving habits!!

Cycling & Walking - this area is simply superb for those of you wishing to explore the area by bike or walking, with so many communal paths and roads that take you off the beaten-track. We usually have bikes available for hire.

Some other interesting activities could include:

• ‘Wining & Dining’ of course at the many splendid restaurants in the locality
• A variety of Museums of all kinds and descriptions with many wonderful medieval towns to visit. Well worth a visit are 'Angles-sur-l'Anglin' and the superb spa town of 'La Roche Posay' both within half an hour.
• Numerous Public Gardens
• Canoeing
• Fishing
• Hunting
• Swimming
• Horse-riding
• Quad biking
• Boules / Petanque

Current on site activities include:

Above Ground Splash Pool - children must be accompanied by parents at all times
Marquee behind the barn - ideal social meeting place for campers/caravanners & for quiz nights etc.

Table Tennis & darts in the barn
We have a net for badminton etc.
Boules / Petanque - we hope to have a specific area allocated as a court for this soon

Barbecues - you may BBQ on your pitch (provided care is taken not to scorch the grass)

Or, just simply relaxing & lounge around with a book taking in the peace & quiet

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