Outdoor recreation in Loire Valley: swimming, fishing, hot-air balloon trips...
The mercury climbs in the summer months here! If you are tempted to go for a refreshing swim in Touraine, you can choose from among a dozen natural swimming areasthat have lifeguards (restrooms, running water, lifeguard tower, wheelchair accessible). Entrance is free of charge. (...)
With the numerous waterways in Touraine (1 major river and 4 other beautiful rivers), what better way to explore the area during the summer months than in a kayak or a canoe? Why not paddle down theLoire, or take a leisurely trip on one of the other tranquil rivers in the area: t (...)
For starters, a little bit of history. Navigation on the river Loire reached its peak in the 19th century. The Loire and its tributaries were dotted with the small white sails of vessels transporting passengers and goods.
Ah, the joys of putting in Loire castle country! Touraine has five golf courses for experienced players: three 18-hole courses and two 9-hole courses.
Between the lakes and rivers, trout streams and larger rivers with pike, over 50 species of fish can be found in Touraine. There are migratory species such as mullet, shad, lamprey and eels as well as sedentary fish such as carp, pike, perch and bream. For adventure seekers and b (...)
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