is in the department of Indre
The village’s location halfway between the regional
makes it an ideal base to explore the
Barrou itself has a
(baker) boucherie (butcher)
and épicier (grocer) and
a post office. There is a
boulodrome in the centre of
the village for ‘Petanque
The restaurant is typical of small villages of the region in that it is also has a separate bar area where the locals meet over coffee or a glass of wine to discuss the events of the day.
It offers pizzas and
traditional fare at good prices and is a good place to
join the locals for lunch - Self-service buffet for
starters, main course, cheese board plus a sweet for 12 euros.
Local red wine and bread are included in the price.
Check opening times, as
it varies with the seasons and book for evening dining,
more out of courtesy than necessity.
The outside terrace area looks on to the
The local music festival 'Festival des
Barroudeurs, which is now in its 13th year, is held in the
village on the first Saturday of July (2nd) with an eclectic
mix of artists
If you are in the area you should give it a
visit - always a unique experience!
There are many pleasant walks around the village and
along the river. The local tourist office in
Le Grand Pressigny
provide maps for all the 'marked-out' walks in all the
can walk to the bridge just before the neighbouring village
Lesigny (2km) where at 'Le
bout du pont'
there is safe
river swimming as well as a picnic area.
There is a lifeguard on duty during July and August.
Descartes kayak club offer trips back down river from
At Barrou you are in the heart of
which has its own delights close at
hand such as Chateau Le Guerche
(5mins) and the citadel town of
Loches (30mins) as well as having
access to the neighbouring department of Vienne with
(45 minutes) just outside Poitiers and the nearby
La Roche Posay
with its casino, racecourse and 18 hole golf course.
You are also only 30 minutes away the
La Brenne Natural Parc
which is an ideal site to
visit for cycling, bird watching, trekking...and more!
you are celebrating something special and want a
dining experience then you can dine at the 'Mitchelin
“La Promenade” in the
nearby village of Le
an unforgettable experience.
Booking is necessary here
11 Rue Savoureulx,
Proberties to rent the
for your holiday
Previous guest comment:
"The small village experience' was great and made us feel
part of the landscape rather than just passing tourists."
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