Ah! The smell of lavender wafting in a summer breeze, the sun-drenched countryside bursting with charm and historic attractions, the enchanting medieval towns and the colourful open-air markets could make you believe you are in Provence. Eure et Loir surprises us yet again! It is a region full of sensory romance, rewarding travelers with its breathtaking vistas, mouthwatering cuisine, and small-town tranquility.
♫ La vie en rose ♫
Wade through a rolling sea of purple around la Ferté-Villeneuil (at only 1½ hours from Paris), a befitting nod to France’s Provençal countryside. The seemingly endless stretch of lavender fields in full bloom makes this splash of colour very "Instagram-worthy" indeed. As the sun slides down the sky, find a green patch of grass to sit and watch the changing colours of a sunset on the Loir Valley that’s as magical as in Valensole in South of France. A once in a lifetime experience! Please be careful not to damage these beautiful fields and leave them as you found them.
Dolce farniente and paddleboarding
Spend a whole day practicing the beautiful Italian concept of dolce farniente, literally the essence of doing nothing and enjoying it. Sunbathing, gliding on a stand-up-paddle board, taking a little dip in the water, canoeing peacefully is where dolce farniente is at its best, where all that matters is living the moment. We are lucky enough to have amazing landscapes and plenty of water-based activities at the azure blue lake of Brou, equipped with a leisure centre that ensures a real holiday atmosphere. A variety of water sports are available here, swimming and stand-up paddle boarding. On Wednesday mornings, head to the producer’s market in Brou to gather some regional produce in order to roll out a picnic blanket by the lake and treat your taste buds. La dolce vita “Eure et Loir style” starts here!
A villa by the water
The Place Saint Martin is a lifestyle in itself. Nestled in an enchanting setting, this magnificent house by the river Loir is a homely guesthouse for couples, families, friends and colleagues who wish to get together to enjoy outdoor activities and acres of green to rest and relax. Hosted by the delightful owners Laurence and Benoît, you will be staying in an individually designed bedroom and waking up to a hearty breakfast the next day. Take advantage of the facilities to explore the area from the water: a boat trip on the river Loir or a canoe ride provided by the Châteaudun Canoe Club. An idyllic retreat awaits.
Welcome to Provence…in Eure et Loir
La Place Saint MartinMARBOUE
On the banks of the Loir, between Chartres and Châteaudun in unspoilt natural surroundings, 3 bedrooms including a family suite.Read more
Go with the flow on river LoirLoir Valley
Make your way to the Loir Valley and discover a wonderland full of striking landscapes and winding waterways. Follow the river as it meanders through the heart of the region and take your pick of all kinds of watery fun, from boating and kayaking to fishing and canoeing.Read more
Leisure Park of BrouBROU
Market of BrouBROU
The weekly Brou market is held every Wednesday morning in the city center, in the summer season on Sunday morning at Place de la Matrassière, but also in the winter season on Sunday morning at Place des Halles.Read more
Club Canoë Kayak DunoisCHATEAUDUN
The canoeing-kayaking club proposes descents of the Loir - a lovely green river. Don't miss the incredible vertiginous view of Castle of Châteaudun overlooking the valley and standing more than 60 metres up.Read more
Château de ChâteaudunCHATEAUDUN
Vertiginous medieval tower 60 metres tall, overlooking the Loir river. A lord's lodge in the pure flamboyant gothic style built by a companion of Joan of Ark. Discovery of medieval cuisine.Read more
À la découverte de l’Eure et Loir avec Claire & Arthur, Les DronersChartres, Haute vallée du Loir, Perche
Vivez un moment magique en Eure et Loir grâce à Claire & Arthur, Les Droners, qui vous emmènent au pays des merveilles. Un couple, une semaine de découvertes, et plein de bons plans à partager !Read more