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Brenne Natural Regional Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Bureaux de l'administration du PNR Maison du Parc, Le Bouchet, 36300 ROSNAY, France

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About Brenne Natural Regional Park

Brenne Natural Regional Park is situated in the region of Centre in the south-west of the Indre département. It is said to be one of France’s best-kept secrets this is probably due to the size of the area and its ability to remain hidden from the casual tourist. It covers around 166,000 hectares and it has around 2,000 lakes and ponds and a paradise for flora and fauna. To discover the rich biodiversity of this magnificent area of calm and serenity, visitors can take a number of discovery hikin

Attractions Near Brenne Natural Regional Park

Castle Park and Gardens of Azay-le-Ferron
Castle Park and Gardens of Azay-le-Ferron16.48km from Brenne Natural Regional Park

The Chateau Azay le Ferron is a typical example of beautiful French rich architecture features a garden à la française and a French landscape garden dating to the 17th century in 123 acres in total. it is owned by the city of Tours and is open to the public. Visitors can take a tour of the 18 furnished rooms featuring sumptuous collections of furniture, tapestry, paintings, and objets d'art.

zoological reserve of the Haute-Touche
zoological reserve of the Haute-Touche18.4km from Brenne Natural Regional Park

The Haute Touche Zoological Park is a zoo and safari park in France which was established in 1958 and opened to the public in 1980. There are around 920 animals from 85 species which was roaming around 480 hectares of land and it also has a remarkable collection of Deers. The vast size of the park, allows the animals to be presented in roomy enclosures. There is a very good 'monkey island' that will amuse the kids, young and old.

Abbey of Saint-Savin
Abbey of Saint-Savin29.21km from Brenne Natural Regional Park

Known as the 'Romanesque Sistine Chapel', the Abbey-Church of Saint-Savin contains many beautiful 11th- and 12th-century murals which are still in a remarkable state of preservation. The cruciform church carries a square tower over its crossing. The transept was built first, then the choir with its ambulatory with five radial chapels in the polygonal apse. Below the church is the crypt of the martyr brothers St Savin and St Cyprian, decorated with frescos depicting scenes from their lives.

Château de Loches
Château de Loches46.89km from Brenne Natural Regional Park

A beautiful medieval castle which was constructed in the 9th century. Built some 500 meters above the Indre River. Designed and occupied by Henry II of England and his son, Richard the Lionheart during the 12th century. The building is an example of the military architecture of the Norman period. One of the main examples of French architecture and is also one of the nice tourist locations in this area. In 1985 it was converted into a museum, and has one of the most extensive collections of med

Château de Montrésor
Château de Montrésor48.41km from Brenne Natural Regional Park

The Château de Montrésor is a beautiful medieval castle with a Renaissance mansion built in the grounds which was located in the French village of Montrésor. They had a fine residence built within the fortress walls and also founded the collegiate church. It became a charming peacetime residence surrounded by the original feudal defense system. The park of the Château de Montrésor and let yourself be charmed by the softness and beauty of this place overlooking the valley of the Indrois.

Indrois48.55km from Brenne Natural Regional Park

The Indrois is a 59.5-kilometer-long river in the Indre and Indre-et-Loire departments in central France. Its source is at Villegouin. It flows generally northwest. It is a right tributary of the Indre, into which it flows at Azay-sur-Indre. You can spend some nice time in the banks of this river and is a calm and quiet place which is away from the busy life.

Where is Brenne Natural Regional Park

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Centre-Val de Loire
Centre-Val de Loire
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The Centre-Val de Loire is a large inland region of central France located in the south-west of the French capital Paris. The region is known for its fine historical towns, for its vineyards and agricultural produce, and for its many beautiful castles.