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Le Grand-Pressigny

A view of the village of Le Grand-Pressigny in France

Le Grand-Pressigny in the Southern Touraine region of the Loire Valley is a good destination for your French holiday. Slightly of the beaten track, enough to give you a true taste of French village life, yet close enough to the major attractions of both the Loire Valley and the neighbouring department of the Vienne.

 

Although in the heart of the French countryside you can be comforted in that you will be welcomed by a community that has already embraced foreign visitors for many years.

Tables in the square in Le Grand Pressigny

tourist office in Le Grand Pressigny

The very good tourist office in the centre of the village provides all the information you will need for exploring Southern Touraine and the rest of the Loire Valley,they have an English speaking advisor plus offer access to the internet and bicycle hire from here.

 

While the village's pace of life hasn't changed much over the years, it has today all the amenities you need for daily life in a rural community.

boulanger-Patissier-Le-Grand-Pressigny Inside boulanger-Patissier-Le-Grand-Pressigny
Le Grand Pressigny has an excellent Boulanger - Patissier which is hard to resist,plus butcher, small 'Spar' grocers, post office, newsagent, florist and a hairdresser.There is also a pharmacist and doctor in the village.
Le Grand Pressigny boasts two good restaurants with lunchtime and evening menus to suit most pockets. Both offer opportunities for alfresco dinning

 

Below is a review on 'Chez Grand Ma' (above)  from 'Tripadvisor'

 

"The chef here was the nicest bloke u could ask for,translated all meals where necessary and the food was exactly as specified. Stayed in town at 'Les Balcons' down the road and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. definitely recommend the place and this restaurant for a quiet stay with lovely food. cheers guys!"

La Savoie Villars

La Savoie Villars went through a major refit in April 2013  and now offers good quality food in very pleasant surroundings.
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There are three bars in Le Grand Pressigny, 'Le Jean Bart'  the ' Prehisto', to link to the town's  history and one in 'Chez Grand ma' .
Every Thursday (am) there is a small market in the centre of the village, by the church, offering fresh vegetables, meat and fish... among other things.

la promenade

inside la promenade restaurant

If you have something special to celebrate or just want a dining experience you can choose to dine at the nearby 'Mitchelin Star' La Promenade' in the village of Le Petit Pressigny. An unforgettable experience.

 

Booking is necessary here :

11 Rue Savoureulx, Le Petit Pressigny‎. Tel: 02.47.94.93.52
 

 

Balloon over Chateau in Le Grand Pressigny

The village also has its chateau and prehistory museum...which are worth a visit plus a municipal open-air swimming pool which opens in high season.

view in Le Grand Pressigny

Le-Grand-Pressigny  may just surprise you!

View a very good slide-show of Le Grand Pressigny by Fanch Eiffel showing  the present and glimpses of the past - although really, not a lot has changed.

 

 

External links

Official website of Le Grand Pressigny

There is a good photo 'walk around' the village here 

Some very good sketches and some history of the streets of Le Grand Pressigny

Blog-roll

averygrandpressigny.blogspot

 
 

Directions and time to Le Grand Pressigny

 

 

To get directions and time to le Grand Pressigny and see map, type in your post code or your starting point,  i.e.: 'Paris'

 

  

 

You can see walk around the village in pictures by clicking  here (new window)

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Vacation rental in Le Grand Pressigny

 

You can rent the 'Les Balcons' for your holiday in Le Grand Pressigny

 

 

"Author: Jim Craig"