Local Activities

Often called the “Garden of France“. the Loire Valley is an enchanted land of vineyards, flowers and rolling green hills dotted with more than a thousand chateaux. It is perhaps the charm of its gentle pace life that has, for centuries, made it a sought-after location for poets and writers. It is a step back through the history of some of France’s finest works of art.

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5 reasons to visit Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is the largest site in France to be listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The French Kings were cast under the spell of this exceptional land.

Put yourself in the shoes of a King and listen to the fascinating story of these unique architectural masterpieces.

Loire a Velo
The Loire a Velo trail is part of a European project connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Black Sea. It includes 800 km of sign posted cycle routes along the Loire River passing through chateaux, vineyards and gardens.

Well maintained and manicured outdoor spaces inspired by generations of talented gardeners, gardens are everywhere in the Loire Valley.


The Loire Valley is one of the biggest wine-growing regions. Chinon, Sancerre and Vouvray are just a few of the Loire AOC quality certified wines to please even the most demanding connoisseurs.

We have supplied a small selection of Bikes, Fishing Tackle and Golf Clubs for our guests to use during their stay. Please respectfully return these to the appropriate locations at La Butte.

We’ve gathered together some of our favourite places for you to browse through. You may feel unable to tear yourselves away from the peace and quiet of La Butte, but just in case….

Le Tour de France 2016 is nearby for spectators or participate in part of the course http://www.letour.com/le-tour/2016/us/parcours-general.html