La Maison Bleue du Puy
Le Puy CHAUVEAU | AVON LES ROCHES 37220 | +33 6 08 69 57 24

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COUNTRYSIDE AND HISTORY

La Maison Bleue du Puy is located in a charming village within the heart of the Loire Valley and its castles.
It is placed in a varied nature: amongst forests, vineyards and rivers. The countryside is rich in history with castles,
churches and villages that will take your breath away.


Avon les Roches


  • The XII century church with its XII century porch;
  • The dignified ruins of the Roches Tranchelion Collegiate from the Renaissance;
  • At least 9 old washing places that you can discover on marked walks,
  • A 30ha solar power plant.

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NEXT TO A SMALL AND A BIG HERITAGE


  • Crissay sur Manse, one of the most beautiful villages in France (touristic label) 3km
  • The Dolmen (described by the local writer Rabelais as “Gargantua’s cobblestone”) in Grosbois fields in Brizay (8km)
  • The Sibylle’s cave and the Roncée’s castle dovecote from the Renaissance in Panzoult (5km)
  • The XII century frescos in Tavant
  • The Carolingian Sanctuary in Cravant les Coteaux
  • Saint Léonard priory in Ile Bouchard
  • Numerous farms and manors, such as Chavagne, beautiful manor in Chezelles (8km)

  • …Most of the villages’ church are classified as National Heritage. They are not well known, like the one in Lièze, in Chezelles.



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A STONE’S THROW FROM THE CASTLES…


You can easily go to the famous castles of the Loire Valley. The closest being:

  • Azay le Rideau, l’islette, Chinon, Ussé and Langeais Castles,
  • Villandry or Rivau Castles’ gardens,
  • lRichelieu, the famous Earl’s hometown
  • Fontevraud Royal Abbey and Bois Aubry Abbey
  • Rabelais’ Museum in Seuilly, Balzac’s in Saché, and the dug-out village Les Goupillières.



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photo crédit S Frémond

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES


There is plenty to do:

  • Walks
  • Cycling trails along either tiny or big touristy places. You can wander around a varied, colourful and verdant countryside. Walk or ride through the vineyards or the forest.
  • Horse riding in Chinon forest or the equestrian centre in Pouzay.

You can also navigate the river Vienne: canoeing from Ile Bouchard to Chinon (information can be found out in the tourist office in Ile Bouchard). Or by barge in a trip from Chinon to Candes St Martin, where the Vienne meets up with the Loire.

  • Fishing
  • Monitored swimming in July and August

…And family outings: Dusfresne Museum (land or flying engins) in Azay le Rideau, St Benoit Adventure Park in Chinon (tree climbing with ropes), Beauval and Doué Lafontaine Zoos, etc.

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FOOD


You can find regional products in the local markets of Chinon, Richelieu, Azay le Rideau, Langeais. Talk to the local producers and, why not, go to their farms, vineyards, etc. where they can show you around.

There is nothing like a visit to the AOC Chinon vineyard. Wine tastes better since you try it with the winemaker who will explain you all about his passionate job.

We cannot forget that “ici vivre est un art” (living here is an art). There are numerous places where you can go and enjoy food for all tastes. From well-known and ranked restaurants to normal ones where you can try local specialities that will remind you your grandmother’s food.

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