A day in the country

Stroll along the bucolic paths of the Loir Valley

Discover surprising and little-known landscapes around Châteaudun with all the family

Nature stroll

Start your nature stroll by following one of the numerous routes on foot or by bike in the Loir Valley. The bicycle loop route “Between rivers by bike” will take you by the lush rivers of the Loir.

A mill in the Beauce natural region

You will come across a bucolic resting place by the water mill at Vouvray, to gather your strength with a picnic. You can then follow your countryside route to discover the windmill of Frouville-Pensier in the heart of La Beauce.

The Conie route

The next day you can follow the Conie on foot or by bike – the Conie is a pure and fast-flowing river that feeds reed-filled marshes. Numerous little villages with their own special character along the banks of the Conie are departure points for routes that let you admire the river and the roofs thatched with “rouche”, as the reeds are known locally.

The Marais at Donnemain-Saint Mamès is a classified site with a unique natural landscape right in the heart of the cultivated plain of La Beauce.

Activities on the banks of the river Loir

Take a rest at Marboué to enjoy a picnic at the Trois Fontaines before your afternoon of leisure on the banks of the Loir. The numerous open-air activities will satisfy both children and adults (bathing, paddle boats, crazy golf …)

The mill of Frouville-Pensier

The last working windmill in Eure-et-Loir. Made of stone, it still conserves its fabric vanes, its millstones and the sifting area. For famous writer Emile Zola it was the incarnation of a “lighthouse in an ocean of wheat”.

Reed beds on the Conie

A fitted out observatory lets you discover the reed beds, which were plentiful in the past but are now becoming rare. They are home to a significant biodiversity.

The outdoor activities centre at Marboué

The numerous outdoor activities on offer at the centre in Marboué will satisfy both children and adults.

Local products

During your stay, enjoy the quality products of local producers.