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.
You can easily go to the famous castles of the Loire Valley. The closest being:
There is plenty to do:
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.
…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.
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.