The Region

Maison Clergeau is situated in the medieval village of Pontlevoy in the Loir-et-Cher department, Region Centre.Between the Loire and Cher rivers, Pontlevoy is the perfect spot from which to explore the chateaux, towns and countryside of this beautiful area.Maison Clergeau recommends Hôtel Restaurant de L’Ecole in Pontlevoy for excellent food & ambiance. Opposite the Maison Clergeau is the 1000 year old Abbey of Pontlevoy.Famous for its international links, the Abbey hosts a range of cultural events including the international Festival de Musique which takes place every summer.

 

 

 
Montrichard

10 minutes by car

Montrichard is the local market town. It is situated on the river Cher and has a weekly market (Fridays), cinema, shops, bars and restaurants as well as a beach on the river which offers a range of water sports, restaurant, attractions for kids and sun-bathing!

www.montrichard.fr

Blois

25 minutes by car

On the river Loire, Blois is the nearest big town and is the home of Blois chateau, has beautiful views across the river and a buzzing atmosphere. It is the administrative capital of the Loir-et-Cher department.

www.blois.fr

Tours

50 minutes by car

The largest city of the region, Tours has a magnificent cathedral and the Musée des Beaux-Arts of Tours (in the former Archbishop’s palace) has a nationwide reputation for its fine collections. Tours has its own airport which flies into London Stansted.

www.tours.fr

Chaumont-sur-Loire

13km from house

Visit the chateau on the banks of the Loire and its annual award-winning international garden festival which runs April – October

Chenonceau

17km from house

Views are beautiful from the water’s edge or visits of the chateau and its gardens are available all year round

Blois

25km from house

Set in a high position to overlook the town and river, Blois chateau boasts a Fine Arts Museum and Museum of France status

Amboise

20km from house

Leonardo da Vinci spent his last years in this medieval fortress and is buried here. His structures and designs are display

Chambord

36km from house

The Loire valley’s largest and arguably most impressive chateau with its distinctive French Renaissance architecture

Cheverny

22km from house

Louis XIII’s classical early c.17th chateau inspired Herge’s ‘Marlinspike Hall’. Cheverny now hosts a permanent Tintin exhibition

The Loire valley is famous worldwide for the quality and diversity of its wines.

The beautiful expanse of vineyards and wide range of wine-tasting close by makes Pontlevoy the perfect spot to begin your wine-tasting experience! Maison Clergeau offers a small selection of some of the finer wines of the region available for you to enjoy.

 

 

 

 

The Loir-et-Cher is also famous for its many varieties of goat’s cheese that can be tasted and bought at the local farms. From ‘frais’ to ‘demi-sec’ to ‘sec’ you can try them all! There is a goat’s cheese farm in Pontlevoy and many others very close by. Look out for fresh goat’s cheese in the dishes served in local restaurants…