Situated between Tours and Saumur, very close to Langeais, our house in Brehemont is in the heart of the Loire. It is very close to many major chateaux and is the ideal location to experience the region.
The village is traditional for the area, and has a marvellous patisserie, boulangerie, cafe bar and restaurant all within a short walk. Brehemont also has a church, post office, school and library. There is bike and kayak hire in the village. The nearest large supermarket is 4 kms in Langeais.
Langeais has many great restaurants, and has a wonderful Sunday morning market. The Langeais chateaux is in the centre of town and is very interesting to visit- dont miss the garden and tree house!
Other chateaux very closeby are; Azay le Rideau which is also in a very pretty village with good restaurants, Villandry which has its amazing gardens, and Usse which is the Sleeping Beauty castle.
Tours is an interesting town to visit with its very old centre, and new outskirts. Tours has good restaurants and great shopping.
A little further out are Amboise, Bloise, Cheninceau and Cheverny the Tin Tin Chateau,
In the other direction are Angers with its chateaux and tapestry, Chinon, and the Royale Abbay Fountaineblue.
For something different, near Azay le Rideaux is a machinery museum with fascinating rescued pieces of machinery through the ages.
Saumur Champigny and Vouvray are beautiful local wines which can be sampled at nearby wineries.
Cycling is a local obsession, and bikes are available in the village. Kayaks are also available, and fishing is also popular (opposite the house seems to be a good spot).
In winter Brehemont hosts the Ice circus just before Christmas which is spectacular. The village is an active community with many festivals occurring regularly.