Swimming near the Loire Chateaux Swimming © David Darault

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 areas that have lifeguards (restrooms, running water, lifeguard tower, wheelchair accessible). Entrance is free of charge.

Pools and water sport centres are also available, like the aquatic centre of Tours.

For example, go to Chemillé-sur-Indrois Lake for a well-deserved rest after your explorations. The grass banks are kept short so that you can lay your towel down. In addition, there’s a stretch of sandy beach where a lifeguard watches over the swimmers. There are also pedaloes. All this in a remarkably restful rural setting – Southern Touraine’s enchanting countryside lies just a stone’s throw away.

The beach of Chemillé-sur-Indrois - Loire Valley

Interactive map of swimming areas

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