Leisure &  Activities, Touraine Loire Valley near Tours and Poitier

Loisirs et activités en Touraine

With an ideal location in the Val de Loire region, the Relais du Plessis holiday resort is offering a great range of various activities on the spot, and in the surrounding areas. Come
and discover the Richelieu region, for a weekend time or a longer stay with your family, your group of friends or for a romantic getaway ! We highly recommend you to visit the Touraine region and its magnificent Loire Castles

In the very heart of the Plessis holiday resort, during the summer period (July & August) a great range of activities is offered, for every tastes and ages :

  • Kids Club (July & August): for every kids from 5 to 12 years old, from 10am to 12am, 5 morning a week, and during some afternoons. With qualified kids animators, a great range of various activities will be offered : manual, sporting, outdoor challenges andgames … The access to the mini-club si free of charges, however it is highly recommended to put your name on the list at your arrival !
  • Animations for all (July & August): horse riding organised trails, farm visits, thematical evening and so much more !

Free/ Included in the price :

  • Outdoor & Heated Swimming Pool (from April to September, depending on the wheather forecast)
  • Ping Pong playground
  • Animations during the summer period (such as Kid Club and other animations…)
  • Hiking and biking trails
  • French petanque playground
  • A Beach-Volley playground
  • A Badminton playground
  • Tourism information point

Extra / Not included in the price :

  • SPA & Wellness centre with Balneotherapy
  • Horse riding centre
  • Restaurant & Breakfast
  • Billard
  • Bread and Pastries
  • Cosmetic products
  • Bike rental
Daily RateHalf-Day Rate
16€/adult10€/adult
12€/kid7€/kid

Richelieu : ville classée à l'UNESCO

Richelieu UNESCO world heritage status

Come and experience an authentic getaway at the Relais du Plessis holiday resort, in the beautiful historic city of Richelieu in the Touraine region.

Enjoy week-end in our holiday resort, and discover national heritage ranked monuments of Richelieu and its majestic park offering a great range of activities and surprises ! 

Your Getaway in Richelieu…

A unique place in France with a 17th century architectural monuments and houses, Richelieu town offers a great range of thematical activities for a romantic getaway, or for a family and friend holiday stay. Located at the crossroad of the Touraine and the Poitou regions, this little of town of character is renowned for the remarkable and authentic architecture and historical heritage.

Indeed, Richelieu became a classified site, especially thanks to its main street, its 17th century church and its park with its castle vestiges… So many invitations to come stay with family in this place full of history. Enjoy a welcoming and special offer price in this surprising and unique town, surrounded by a wide moat and ramparts.

For visitors looking for architectural treasures of the France, in the central region of France, the city is settled in a wide rectangular form, measuring around 620 meters by 390 meters.  The picture through three monumental doors, the fourth one, is actually fake and just there to respect the architectural harmony. The main street width measured approximately 12 mteters, and had a wide squared place at each extremities.

There are many other not-to-be-missed places such as the Royal Place in the North of Richelieu called the Place of religious (Place des Religieuses). Hereby, back in the days during the 17th century, were the Academy and the Monastery . On the south place of the town, the Richelieu Cardinal place (Nowaday called the Market Place, “Place du Marché”) where is also located the Chruch, the indoor market place, as well as the Church, the City Hall,  as well as the historic courthouse of the town.

To See & to Do in Richelieu :

  • The Richelieu Space (with fun and interactive scenography to discover the history of the Cardinal, the city and the castle)
  • The City Hall Museum
  • The Richelieu Park
  • Guided visits organised by the tourism office (during the summer period)
  • The green road, between Chinon and Richelieu (Recommended for Biking Sessions)
  • Local food & wines producers: Richelieu Aspergus, Goat Cheese, Saran spice, Vineyard…

Discover the surroundings of the Relais du Plessis holiday residence, with the Touraine region, a part of France offering a cultural and historical heritage. Numerous picturesque villages around , located at only less than 1h30 by car from the resort ! This ideal location allow you to visit a great range of various gardens and Loire Castles,  such as the Amboise Castle. We also highly recommend youto visit those places for the gastronomic specialities and Loire region wines !

While discovering the region, you will also get the opportunity to experience a large range of various activities and amusement parks sich as the renowned Futuroscope Park. Enjoy a getaway in the Touraine and Val de Loire regions and do not miss those beautifuml and unique Hiking trails as well as not-to-be-missed cities and festivals in the surroundings of our resort.

The Picturesque Places in the surroundings : 

  • Tours city at 50 minutes from the resort
  • Loches city at 50 minutes from the resort
  • Amboise city at 1h10 from the resort
  • Poitiers city at 1 hour from the resort
  • Saumur  city at 50 minutes from the resort
  • Azay-Le-Rideau city at 30 minutes from the resort
  • Chinon city at 20 minutes from the resort
  • Chambord city at 1h30 from the resort

Festivals in the Touraine region :

  • The Music Festival in July, in Richelieu
  • The Cape and Épée Festival in August, in Richelieu
  • The Chinon Jazz Festival in June, in Chinon at 20 minutes from the resort
  • The Yzeures’N’Rock Festival in August, in Yseure sur Creuse at 50 minutes from the resort
  • The Terres du Son Festival in July, in Mont at 1 hour from the resort
  • The Loches en Voix Festival in July, in Loches at 40 minutes from the resort
  • The Aucard de Tours  Festival in June, in Tours at 1 hour from the resort
  • The Courants Festival in July, in Amboise at 1h10 from the resort

The Relais du Plessis surroundings also offers you multiple parks, for every tastes and ages ! For sensational leisures lovers, come and experience the numerous Amusement Parks nearby our resort. If you feel like enjoying more peaceful activities, spend the day or the afternoon discovering the Animal world and the Botanical Treasures of the region, with your family, your group of friend or during your romantic getaway !

The Amusement Parks to absolutely experience :

Animal Parks in Val de Loire region :

In the surroundings of the Relais du Plessis resort, in the Touraine region of France, you will discover a preserved nature welcoming you to discover its Gardens and its amazing Hiking trails!  The Val de Loire, its landscapes and Castle are UNESCO world heritage status, considered as unique places in France and in the World.

The garden to absolutely visit :

Walking & Hiking places :

  • The Chinonais Walkings Ways
  • The Arbres Remarquables de Tours Walkings Way
  • The Loire River by Bike
  • The Richelieu-Chinon Walkings Way
  • The Limeray-Amboise Walkings Way
  • The Louroux lake Walkings Way
  • The Larcay Forest Walkings Way

The surroundings of the Relais du Plessis resort offers you a great range of various activities, and unique places to absolutely discover and experience during your holiday with your family, your firends or during a romantic getaway in the Val de Loire region !

Majestic and Worldwide Reknowned Loire Castles :

  • The Rivau Caslte at 15 minutes from the resort
  • The Royale de Chinon Fortress at 20 minutes from the resort
  • The Azay-le-Rideau Castle at 30 minutes from the resort
  • The Fontevraud Abbaye at 35minutes from the resort
  • The Royal de Loches old City at 50 minutes from the resort
  • The Montsoreau Castle at 35 minutes from the resort
  • The Ussé Castle at 35 minutes from the resort
  • The Villandry Castle at 40 minutes from the resort
  • The Chenonceau Castle at 1 hour from the resort
  • The Cheverny Castle at 30 minutes from the resort
  • The Langeais Castle at 40 minutes from the resort
  • The Valencay Castle at 1h30 from the resort
  • The Saumur Castle at 50 minutes from the resort

The Historical heritage of the Val de Loire region :

The Cultural Heritage of the Vienne Region :

  • The médieval city of Loudun and the Renaudot museum
  • The Roc aux Sorciers (peinting) in Angle sur Anglin
  • The Gallo Romain Theatre of the old Poitier city in Naintré
  • The Donjon of Moncontour
  • The Windmills of of the Trois Moutiers

The Religious Places you should visit :

  • The Cande Saint-Martin religious place
  • The Saint Louis de Champigny sur Veude Church
  • The Seuilly Abbaye
  • The Fontevraud Abbaye
  • The Saint Savin Abbaye
  • The Medieval City of Chauvigny

The Touraine region is renowned for its sweet and serene atmosphere, with an important gastronomic heritage we highly recommend you to discover! From the Loire regional wines to the  “Andouille” de Vouvray, a gastronomy ranked to the art level!

Les spécialités gastronomiques du Val de Loire proche résidence vacances

The Loire Region Wines :

  • The Chinonais Wine
  • The Saumurois Wine
  • The Haut Poitou Wine
  • The Anjou Wine
  • The Pays d’Azay le Rideau Wine
  • The Bourgueil and Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil Wines
  • The Vouvray Wine
  • The Saumur Wine
  • The Touraine Wine

The Local Gastronomy :

  • The coq au vin of Chinon
  • The Andouillette of Vouvray
  • The Beuchelle Tourangelle
  • The Sainte-Maure-De-Touraine
  • The Rillette of Tours
  • The truffle of Martigny marinade and of Richelieu

The Local Outdoor Gourmet Markets:

  • The Halls Market, monday and friday morning in Richelieu
  • The Loudun Market, tuesday morning at 20 minutes from the resort
  • The Chinon Market, thiursday and sunday morning at 20 minutes from the resort
  • The Monts-sur-Guesnes Market, saturday morning at 15 minutes from the resort
  • The Bouchard Island Market,  tuesday afternoon at 15 minutes from the resort

A great range of outdoor activities is offered in this beautiful and natural region, in the middle of the countryside so you can enjoy the fresh air ! Enjoy your getaway or holidays in the Touraine region, with sensational and sporting experiences. On the water or in the air, you will find  your hapiness during your stay and keep unique memories of those holidays in France:

Nautical Activities :

  • Canoe-Kayak, boat, and guided visits of the Loire region
  • Aquamundo of Bois aux Daims Center Park at 30 minutes from the resort
  • Leisure Centre & Water Skiing in Moncontour, at 30 minutes from the resort
  • Fishing in Lakes and Rivers

Aerial Activities :

  • ULM flights and , parachuting
  • Ballon Flights
  • Helicopter Flights

Outdoor Activities :

  • Tennis
  • Tree Climbing
  • Paint-Ball
  • Karting
  • Horse Riding
  • Golf and Mini-Golf
  • Cyclotourism

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