In the hinge of 3 countries when you stay at the Moulin de la Croix, in Touraine du Sud, you would benefit "of the Val de Loire "with its prestigious castles, its vineyards", of "Berry" with its famous Regional Natural reserve: Brenne and well known "Poitou" for the Futuroscope and for its valleys Anglin and Gartempe. Wether you are fascinated by history, prehistory, architecture, nature, sports (aquatic, climbing, golf) gardens, castles, gastronomy, wildlife parks... There is always an activity near to the Moulin de la Croix whatever your age or your interests. Here, you could practise a tourism of touring: the slow tourism. At your return, you could take advantage of the garden to rest or of your room for there to read, paint, practise the trout fishing or simply dream and devote you in the nap. If it is raining, we will help you to find pleasant visits in wrens, cellars, to craftsmen for example.

Loire Valley's castles

The architectural inheritance of the castle of Chenonceaux enjoys worldwide renown. Take the time to visit well-known castles but also to discover wonderful unsung places, as fascinating.
Château royal d'Amboise overhangs la Loire and it gets emblatic gardens. You can complete its visit with the Clos Lucé dedicated to the universe of Leonardo da Vinci.La cité Royale de Loches is a city of art and history. Discover the donjon, the royal abode and the medieval garden. 
Discover Monpoupon and its castle dedicated to hunting with hounds.Château de Valençay recounts the way of life during the Age of Enlightenment.
Azay le Feron is an entire furnished castle thanks to the legacies of the Hersant-Luzarche family. Enjoy the rose garden, the park and the topiary. 
Bridoré is a medieval fortress of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, remarkable for its caponier.
Palluau, is the castle of Louis de Frontenac, an epic figure of the history of Québec.
Boussay is inhabited castle own by the same family since the eleventh century. Gardens are a great opportunity to a walk.


Going to Villandry, you could stroll between topiary and flowerbed softly surronded by box trees, vegetables, flowers, fragances and colors.
Discover Valmer or the art to conciliate castle, wines and garden.
Azay le Ferron: 50 demi-hectare of amazing landscape and stunning topiaries.
Chaumont: a big creative place dedicated to gardenning.


Le Roc aux Sorciers: in a very special place, you will find the most beautiful prehistoric sculpted-frieze in the world. It is recreate full-size at 0.93 miles from the original.
The Museum of Prehistory of Grand-Pressigny is situated in an historical castle where flint has the place of honor.
You could discover other places more modest but with very rich collections: Martizay and Bossay-sur-Claise, for exemple.
During summer, there is the archeological festival « De la trace aux gestes » and many activities.
You could also find cave-dweller place with the Carrière de Vignemont and Ethni'cité village.

Hikes, golf, fishing...

Le chemin de Saint-Martin: we are on the stretch Poitiers-Ligugé-Tours (147 miles)
Forest of Tours/Preuilly: situated at 3 miles, it offers hiking trails, horse riding and labyrinth to have fun.
You can practice fishing in the Moulin de la Croix on the Aigronne river,
In an green landscape, you can initiate yourself and practice golf with 9 or 18 holes, near from the mill in Loches Verneuil or La Roche Posay.
Many activities are waiting for you!

Relaxation and welfare

Spa of La Roche Posay: enjoy benefits of water and La Roche Posay products.Loches also offers you relaxation and care.

Valleys, rivers, forests

If you want to walk from valley to valley: discover la Creuse, la Gartempe, l'Anglin, la Claise, and l'Indre.If you ask us, we could indicate to you swimming areas, places for canoe-kayak, speleology, fishing, bike rides, etc.

Villages and hiking trails

Angles sur Anglin: one of the most stunning villages of France overhanging the Anglin valley, between highland and lowland. At the whim of little streets and hiking trails, you will discover mills and knowledge of embroideresses of Angles.
Gargilesse and Georges Sand: one of the most beautiful villages of France again. Many artist lived and currently live in this village.
Chedigny is the first village of France ranked « remarkable garden » with its festival of roses in june.
In addition, many hiking trails will allow you to discover the villages of south Touraine.

Parks, animal preserve, zoos

Le Parc Naturel Régional de la Brenne also called the land of 1000 ponds. You will find public observatories and hiking trails which allow to gaze many migratory birds.
The animal sanctuary of La Haute Touche is the largest zoological gardens of France. It holds more than 1000 animals from the 5 continents. The wildlife lives in huge runs.
The ZooParc de Beauval is ranked in the 15 most amazing zoos of the world. It is also well-known for its giant pandas.
Futuroscope is a theme park specialized in new technologies, sciences and innovation. Its attractions combine sensory approach and images projection.


The Géline de Touraine is the queen of outer courtyard. It has a dainty meat matchless.
You will find food on the markets of Loches, Amboise and La Roche-Posay.
Distinguished houses: Maisons de pays of St Pierre de Maille, Château d'Azay-le-Ferron at the park house.
You can also find the plant oil factory of le Vigean, the saffron and its trade fair in Preuilly sur Claise the third saturday of february. There are many menus with saffron on restaurants.
Eat goat's cheese with the Saint-Maure, Valençay and Pouligny Saint Pierre producers.
Wines of Loire : Chinon, Vouvray, Montlouis, Valençay.