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Rural Walks

Follow the path of pilgrims, wander at your own pace, and discover beautiful woodland, ancient churches, or grand chateaus.


Uniquely Walking

Take the path the Santiago de Compostela pilgrims made popular in the 12th and 13th century as they made their way to the tomb of the apostle St James the Great to pay homage. This route winds its way past Pressigny and is one of France’s most popular UNESCO world heritage sites. Ramble between woodland and vineyards, along rivers of the beautiful Loire Valley, set your own pace and distance.

Watch birds dive for fish. Explore the Chateâu Brézé. Discover plateaus, lakes, mills and more.

Take a meandering walk around the Louroux pond in the Loire Valley and wonder at the ecological richness of these verdant wetlands. Wander through richly furnished rooms and explore an underground defence system from the Middle Ages at Chateâu Brézé. Take an easy walk between lakes and mills, castles and chateaus, revel in the beautiful vistas of southwest France.


Discover historic Châteaux, gorgeous gardens and the abundant beauty of the Loire Valley that helped earn its place on the World Heritage list.

Get lost (and found) in the extensive gardens of Châteaux Villandry. Roam along colourful paths full of beautiful scented flowers. Admire the elegant architecture and elaborately decorated rooms. Time your visit to spot the sculpture and artworks displayed here over the summer months  Find beautiful walks for all ages and abilities in the Deux Sevres.

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