Vendôme and its surroundings Visits and discoveries
The "Venice of the Loir et Cher" ... an ideal stopover
City of Art and History, Vendôme seduces by the richness of its heritage but also by its peaceful atmosphere and its green setting. If its name means the "white mountain", it is in reference to the mountain which dominates it and on which stands the feudal castle of Bourbon-Vendôme. Crossed by the Loir, the old medieval town, is enclosed between the two arms of the river. With its small bridges and canals, the garden city looks like Venice with the added bonus of the panorama over the hills and meadows. A lot of charm for this city which reveals several exceptional buildings, including picturesque old half-timbered houses on the Place Saint-Martin; the Abbey of the Trinity, a remarkable religious monument with its flamboyant Gothic facade, its Romanesque bell tower and its 16th century wooden stalls, but also its Baltard-style covered market and the former college of Oratorians where Honoré de Balzac studied.
The Loir-et-Cher, prized by the Kings of France, continues today to attract many visitors from all over the world. Lovers of history, art and architecture, they also come to discover Blois and its superb heritage on the edge of the royal river, the famous castles of the Loire Valley such as those of Chambord, home of François 1er, Amboise, Cheverny , Chenonceaux, the Clos Lucé manor house of Leonardo da Vinci;
They also stop in the famous gardens: Chaumont-sur-Loire, Villandry, Sasnières and discover the tranquility of the Loir valley, Sologne and its traditions oriented around hunting and fishing, zoological parks that the world envies us: the Zoos of Beauval and La Flèche. And less than an hour away from the famous Le Mans 24 Hours Circuit and its retro motorbike races.
Visits and discoveries abound around Vendôme, our team will be happy to advise you.