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Destination Sud Val de Loire

More than just a stop off, a destination in its own right!

It’s often just a few kilometers by bike or by car from one of the many hotels, cottages, guest houses, to go from a soothing natural environment to the friendliness of a charming little town like Selles-sur-Cher , Montrichard or Saint-Aignan: café terraces, Beach Park on the banks of the Cher, gourmet restaurants or simple tasty bistros, craft or local produce shops, events, historical monuments…

A preserved landscape

The Sud Val de Loire is a preserved landscape, from the wild Cher  and its exceptional ecosystem, the numerous troglodyte houses which often hide the entry to a network of caves, one of the best respected zoos in the world for its commitment to the conservation of species and the protection of biodiversity, together with the quality of its facilities, exceptional sites such as Chenonceau or the Canal de Berry, traditional villages, such as Châteauvieux, Chémery, Pontlevoy

Our medieval towns

Choosing destination Sud Val de Loire, it’s discovering the history of the kings and queens of France throughout the ages.

Beyond our region’s famous Renaissance chateaux, there is also the charm of the medieval towns and the history of the Knights Templar to be explored.

So, the medieval towns of  Montrichard and  Saint-Aignan, the Fougères-sur-Bièvre, Chémeryfortresses and the chateau du Moulin will complete your Loire chateau tour, with a journey through time.


A sign of the nobility of a region, the Pays d’Art et d’Histoire label is the proof of a rich heritage and diverse exceptional landscapes.

The majority of the 52 towns and villages which make up the Cher Valley and Romorantin region, are cradled by the Cher and include medieval towns, fortresses, protected natural areas…

The Pays d’Art et d’Histoire offers a full programme of guided tours and events from May to October.