In Touraine with the kids
We are all the same – we all want the best for our children. For them to have fun, breathe some fresh air, get some rest, learn new things… So, pack your bags, because Touraine is THE destination to delight all the family!
Disguised as a knight at the Château de Gizeux, enjoying tree-top adventures at Gadawi Park, Clic Lac and Saint Benoit l’Aventure or with your hair in the wind at the prow of a boat, there’s a vast range of options in Touraine for children and teenagers.
Much more fun than holiday workbooks, the Loire châteaux with their visits adapted to children are a way to bring history to life, from Anne of Brittany (Château de Langeais) to Francis 1st (royal Château of Amboise), via Joan of Arc (royal fortress of Chinon) and Leonardo da Vinci (Château du Clos Lucé). To see them all at once, a little visit to the Mini-Châteaux Park is in order. And if you want to go back in time long before the Renaissance and the Middle Ages, head south to the Prehistory Museum in Le Grand-Pressigny.
There are plenty of other things, too, that you can touch with your fingers:
- koi carp in the Grand Aquarium of Touraine with its touch-screen pool
- horses, with the Attelages of Villandry, for a nice ride
- goats at the Cabri au Lait educational farm
- the secrets of the escape game “the secret of the divine bottle“
- or the warm sand at the outdoor activities centre in Chemillé-sur-Indrois and Hommes!
If you are looking for peace and quiet, Touraine is quite a long way away from Ibiza and other hectic seaside resorts, so you can count on peaceful, restful nights. And if you make sure, too, that your little nippers eat five fruits and vegetables a day, then you will be well on the way to being the parents of the year!