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The Indre has a very differentiated landscape and is an excellent walking and cycling area. There are many walks in the immediate area from 4 km to 25 km. And more than 150 villages in the area offer you their cycling and walking routes. There are forests and rolling fields with grazing cows and sheep, sunflower fields, grain fields and many lakes and rivers. There are nice shallow rivers within walking distance where you can bathe with small children. Nearby you will also find the impressive nature reserve De Brenne (16,000 ha); the land of a thousand fens. But there are more lakes with small beaches, such as Le Val de Creuse (Eguson) with the most beautiful villages in France, including the artists' village of Gargilesse.
The Indre is also the land of writer George Sand (1804-1876). In the village of Nohant is the family domain where she wrote her famous novels "Les Petite Fadette" and "Les Maîtres Sonneurs", which novels are set in this region. Her country house was the refuge and summer residence of the great composers Chopin and Liszt and writers including Balzac, Flaubert, Turgenev and the painter Delacroix.
Apart from the beautiful rural environment with an abundance of culture for lovers, you will be here in PARIS within two hours.
With the fast train you are there in 1 hour and 50 minutes! Good to do for a varied day out.
The castles of Lys-Saint-Georges, Sarzay or Valencay are close by and very beautiful.
But you can also view one of the other hundred castles / homes from the Middle Ages (Loire)
Among other things, the castles Bouges and Azay-le-Ferron are definitely worth it.
Also discover the frescoes and murals in 10 churches in the Indre (Boischaut Sud):
ESTATE GEORGE SAND
In addition to being worth a visit, this estate is also the starting point of the George Sand route that leads to Gargilesse, the artists' village, and to places where the writer found her inspiration.
The little lake of the devil "La mare au diable" is within walking distance from here. The somewhat spooky journey to this pool is beautifully described in her eponymous book "La mare au diable"
The Castle of Drulon has an exuberant and fantastic flower garden from spring to autumn where a place has been created for contemporary art.
Festivals such as Fête Romantiques, Rencontres Fréderic Chopin, Rencontres des luthiers et maîtres sonneurs (music and romantic literature), Festival de Harpe, Rencontres de la Prée in Ségry, the Pierre qui chantent and Vallée Noire and the Septembre Musical in Valencay are fun, colorful and a must for music lovers!
The animal park of Haute-Touche (180 ha.) Between Azay-le Ferron and Obterre is the most extensive park in Europe with a real Noah's Ark from the 21st century where various endangered species from around the world roam.