Upon your arrival at La Closerie Saint Martin we are always happy to offer you a drink and have a look at the local map together, to help you make the most of your stay in the Loire Valley. We are delighted to share our tips to suit your interests and to tell you about all there is to see and do. On the doorstep of our guesthouse you will find castles, medieval villages, stunning gardens, unspoilt nature, beautiful churches and bustling markets. The difficult part is deciding where to start! Below we have chosen some of our favorites to get you into the mood:
Are you looking for something more than bed, breakfast and dinner? How about discovering the numerous chateaux, sampling wine at a local vineyard, exploring the Regional Nature Park on foot or by bicycle or visiting a market or festival? There is so much to see and do, you will just have to leave some of it for your next visit....
Cycling is big in the Loire Valley and getting better all the time. There is a huge network of bicycle lanes all over the area, the most famous one being of course the long distance “Loire à vélo“ path, that leads over 800 km from Nevers in Burgundy to the Atlantic Ocean.
Our guesthouse is situated right in the middle of a wine growing area. Discover Chinon AOC wines, the red variety being Cabernet Franc, the white grapes are Chenin Blanc.
Many culinary specialties grow in the fertile soil of the Loire Valley. Visit one of the colorful markets where your taste buds will be tempted by shellfish and oysters from the Atlantic coast, freshwater fish from the Vienne and Loire river, seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables as well as goat's and other cheeses and the creations of the local bakers and chocolatiers.
- La Closerie
- The Loire Valley