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Tourism in Sancerre: the activities

If you to wish it, your hosts know the area perfectly and will be able to help you to organize the visits or activities which interest you.

You can visit vineyards, cellars and discover wine-growing activity of the area and also goat farms and "crottins de Chavignol" production with Laure Jouvet, presenter of Vinitour : click here !

Welcome to the Chancelière.
Gastronomy :
The area sancerroise is, since strong a long time, famous for its incomparable wine. If we rent quality and the knowledge to make our vine growers, it would be unjust to neglect that of our restorers who acquired the very difficult knowledge to make marriage of the many products of our soil and this tasty wine. In addition to the crotin of Chavigol, village located at the foot of the hill of Sancerre, you will have the occasion to discover fish of the Loire, pike, pike perch... Croquets, and other breads with nuts await you.
Restaurants :
For lack of place, we cannot quote here the whole of the restaurants of our area. Your hosts however hold at your disposal a very complete list of places of restoration, more modest and nevertheless very advisable to "three stars", all located at a few minutes of your lodging.
Sports and leisures :
Many activities are proposed to you, such as the VTT with Sancerre or in edge of the Loire, the canoe kayak, the excursions... More astonishing, the two-seater canoe created especially for the descent carefully and in safety of the Loire, arranged in order to be able transported a refrigerator. You will be brought on banks of Charity on the Loire and will descend the river in the canoe to the landing stage from Hibault Saint. It is in this place that you await mini golf, tennis courts, golf, swimming pool, water skiing, fishing...

For the in love ones with the VTT, a cycle track was recently arranged on the edges of the Loire, in the medium of a classified zone NATURA 2000.

The horse is not in remainder, with many ranches and breedings proposing of great equestrian excursions.

An aero club will accomodate you in order to make you visit the area seen of the sky.

Lastly, the many castles, abbeys and other places medieval or contemporaries await you.

Do not hesitate to request further information to your hosts.

Craft industry :
A village entirely devoted to the pottery, difficult to imagine? It is however with "La Borne" ("The terminal"), traditionally definite as the center of France, from where its name, that you will discover of tens of artists, recognized internationally, and gathered in a village of potters whose existence goes up at several centuries.

In Gien, you will be filled with wonder in front of traditional earthenware.

Visits :

It is necessary to present Bourges, its spring and its old city, its Cathedral higher than Notre dame de Paris.

La Charité sur Loire, city classified with the inheritance world of UNESCO

Nevers, town of art and history, its Ducal Palate, its Cathedral, its place of pilgrimage to St-Gildard where Bernadette Soubirou rests, its Earthenware, its circuit of formula 1.

Guédelon, a formidable human adventure.

During a score of years, 45 "oeuvriers" build under your eyes a castle-extremely in the respect of the techniques of XIIIème century, in the heart of the forest, in a natural space placing at their disposal all materials necessary to construction: water, stone, ground, sand, wood.

Carriers, masons stone, masons, carpenters work like seven centuries ago in front of the visitors. It is a permanent, alive and evolutionary building site where during 25 years, turns, curtains and keep will leave ground.

By some "crenels" of reflexion that it is approached, this building site resulting from the history answers many waitings of the man of the XXème century.

The museum of Sorcery.

Astonishing history that the idea of this museum of sorcery creates in Berry in the center of France. In an environment as magic as fantastic of prehistory until the middle of the 19th century while passing by the Middle Ages, come to discover the historical universe of the witches. With range of brush, an initiatory and sensitive course through an astonishing maze of 1200 m² populated by the characters, plants and mythical animals of our campaigns.

One does not drive out any more the witches, one is unaware of them, rascal of fate! In spite of this tough adversity, one can still collect their murmurs, choked by centuries of persecution, close to the village of Concressault.

The museum of Sorcery naturally nested in Berry, an old province of center of France whose languor would be only lure. The literature and the history leagued so that one lends to Berry a slope pronounced for the night mischiefs and other sarabands. The fresh valley of Sauldre which curves since the hills of Sancerrois to the mysterious Sologne, shelters this reference mark of witch naturally.

The bicycle-rail of the sancerrois.

Opened in July 2004, the line of vélorail Cosne on the Loire with Sancerre is one of most spectacular because it makes you pass three bridges : a bridge of 826 meters on the Loire, a bridge on the side Channel in the Loire, and a 40 meters height viaduct dominating Holy Satur and the golf of Sancerre.