… Eating well
What would be Touraine without its gastronomy ?! Often told in the numerous works of our famous writers : Balzac, Rabelais … It’s also possible to discover our region by the greedy pleasure go figure !
Every region has its gastronomy, its specialities, it’s also the case for ours. Amateur of wine, cheeses, sweet food or of salted, us are going to help you find what you are looking for to delight your papillae ! Our cities and villages abound in small business of closeness which make live and make the happiness of our inhabitants and our tourists !
The Valley of the Cher and Touraine are lands ancestrally gastronomes. Here we cultivate the lifestyle and the happiness is also in the plate !
It’s the gastronomy which it would it’s a pity be not to try …
Around Chenonceaux, numerous vineyards come to dress and to embellish the landscape of the Valley of the Cher. Concerning naming, you can find of Touraine-Azay-Le-Rideau, AOC Touraine-Meslan, AOC Touraine-Noble Joué, AOC Touraine-Chenonceaux and AOC Touraine-Oisly the numerous wine growers of which produce some red, some rosé, the white, the softness and the raw wine says traditional method. Thus there is for all the tastes. If you want to discover our producing wine growers, you will find in the Tourist office of Chenonceaux and to that of Bléré a wine list of the Val de Loire which will lead you on the wine trail along the Loire, but also along the Cher. Except wines, it’s possible to you to discover another part of our gastronomy through the various bakeries where you will find diverse specialities whether it’s for the bread, the croissants and similar products, the cake store.
Markets and local products
If you prefer to have a walk in the paths of a market to stop in the numerous stands which he proposes whether it’s seasonal vegetables which will awaken your stomaches by their colors, the delicatessen or still the cheese dairy, you will find what you are looking for in a single place there. Lot of markets exist on our territory as that of Amboise where you can follow the castle, walk on pavements or that of Loaches medieval city which shelters a market at the heart of its ramparts. But also smaller as that of Bléré where you will find the atmosphere of markets of former days with flavors of season !
Or simply a lunch in one of the numerous restaurants of the territory to taste typical dishes of our region. Every leader knows how to sublimate his dishes by bringing it his personal touch. Colored, simple or gastronomic, seasonal vegetables are there ! You will find small restaurants as big one, decoration as warm as our welcome on the territory. There’s also for all the tastes, so you can satisfy your papillae and your stomach by tasting dishes while satisfying your view thanks to the decoration. Dishes go specialities of regions, in salads via crêpes and pizzas. There’s really for everybody here, youngs will be made an enjoyment eat whereas the big can take advantage of the meal with a delicious wine of the region. For that to ask of better ? Small pleasures and great moments wait for you in the corner of tables of our beautiful houses from Tours and tables around Chenonceaux !
Artisans / Craftsmen
In butcher’s shops and delicatessen of our Valley of the Cher, so come to enjoy our delicious rillette of Tours, sautbed pork morsels or still the black or white sausage. If you wish to return some products of the region to extend the tasting or still to offer or make discover to your entourage the products of our country, you will find various delicatessens. Our craftsmen cultivate the know-how with authenticity and passion to offer you the best products !
Our earth from Tours cultivates for centuries this gastronomy so expensive to his inhabitants, we suggest you discovering her and going to feel the good local products : cheese, delicatessen, wines, honey …
What of better than a good cheese of the region accompanied by a wine to sublimate your stay here. At the water’s edge or in one of our restaurants discover the generosity of products and passion of those who make them !
Bakeries – cake stores : You will find diverse specialities there whether it is for the bread, the croissants and similar products, the chocolate, the cake store. You will find what you are looking for in the various bread and pastry shops of our Valley of the Cher.
Delicatessens : you wish to return some products of our region to extend the tasting or still to offer or make discover to your entourage. You will find what you’re looking for here, but also to discover specialities typical from us