Montrichard's position on the river Cher has not
only allowed it to become the bustling market town you see today but
also to adapt to the needs of today's tourists by the creation of it
own 'beach' on the riverbank, this with the towns traditional French
charm and lifestyle make it a very attractive location for holiday
makers wishing to explore the delights of the Loire Valley.
On approaching the town the dominant feature is
the keep (donjon) of what was once a much bigger fortress
--destroyed by the English. This now houses the town museum
and although It is worth climbing the stairs for the view, you may
just be disappointed.
The town has a charming tourist office which
along with other timbered houses make walking around a
We have eaten in a couple of restaurants within
the square just off the north side of the river and have not been
During high season- mid July to mid August the
town puts on its costumed medieval spectacle (daily at 2.30pm &
4.30pm) for the tourists. You can also have a leisurely cruise
along the river. On the
south bank of the river, the 'beach' has a children's play area,
plus you can hire pedalos and kayaks. A trip down-river to
Chenonceau is achievable for the more adventurous.
offers its visitors, a piece of medieval history, plenty of dining
options as well as leisure facilities --there is a covered swimming
pool as well as the 'beach -- plus you are in an ideal location to
take in the major chateaux of the Loire Valley and the local places of
interest such as its interesting churches such as the
Notre-Dame de Nanteuil.
Monday (every other!) afternoons and Friday
mornings are market days here.
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Directions and time to Montrichard
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