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  • During your holidays in Descartes, you can discover many activities around the campsite or in the region: gastronomy, natural but also historical heritage or stroll through the Touraine countryside.

    René Boylesve Botanical Garden

    Bring the whole family to this 5-hectare botanical garden, which includes a rose garden, a wildlife park and a view of the river.


    Come and visit the Royal City of Loches, its keep and its gardens. In the heart of the Loire, this architectural heritage of the Middle Ages offers you an extraordinary experience in the footsteps of Joan of Arc and in one of the most beautiful fortified cities in France.


    Listed by UNESCO, Chinon and its castle give you an immersive experience in the middle of the Middle Ages. Labeled City of Art and History, you can discover throughout your walk an exceptional architectural heritage (half-timbered houses, stained glass windows of the Sainte Etienne church, etc.)

    Taste cheese in Sainte Maure de Touraine

    Goat cheese with an ear of rye in its centre, Sainte Maure de Touraine is a very well-known cheese in the Loire region. Recognized AOP, come and taste it in the farms of local producers in the region.

    Thermal spring of La Roche Posay

    Come and enjoy the thermal spring of La Roche Posay, known for its benefits on the skin and the immune system. You can also discover its heritage or its range of famous cosmetics.


    Birthplace of the French mathematician, physicist and philosopher René Descartes, Descartes is a flowery town labeled as a green resort. You can discover its rose garden, its medieval garden, but also its mini animal park or its leisure center. Young and old alike can enjoy the picturesque charm of the town.

    The campsite is right next to the Voie Verte linking Descartes to Tournon Saint Pierre, a 42 km cycle path on a former railroad line. After Tournon Saint Pierre, the Voie Verte des Vallées connects to a cycle route that follows the Creuse for 70 km along an old railway line.

    Where are we heading to next ?


    1 hour from the campsite, come and enjoy the stunning attractions and discover the world of science in a fun way. With family or friends, come and discover the Futuroscope universe. You are also : 1 hour from Beauval Zoo Park, 40 minutes from the Haute-Touche zoological reserve, 40 minutes from Family Park, 15 minutes (also accessible by bike via the Voie Verte) from Grand Pressigny with its medieval fortress, historic village and prehistory museum.

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