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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Indre-et-Loire

Benais - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Indre-et-Loire

Common east of Bourgueil, which relies on the hillside at the entrance to the valley Changeon.

The vineyard Benais an area of 200 hectares holds a special place in the Bourgueil appellation. It is mainly located on clay-limestone, which gives wines with solid structure, closed in their youth but age beautifully. Another feature of Benais is the presence of numerous caves carved into the tufa. Formerly career which was extracted from building stone (some remained in operation until 1950), they are now ripening wine.

Geographical information

Latitude47.2962560 (N 47° 17’ 47”)
Longitude0.2141630 (E 0° 12’ 51”)
AltitudeFrom 33m to 114m
Surface area20.08 km²
Population984 inhabitants
Density49 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureTours (49 km, 45 min)
Insee code37024
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Bourgueil
RegionLoire Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Restigné2.9 km (5 min)
Ingrandes-de-Touraine4.7 km (6 min)
Bourgueil5.3 km (8 min)
La Chapelle-sur-Loire5.3 km (8 min)
Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil7.2 km (8 min)
Saint-Patrice8.4 km (11 min)
Les Essards10.8 km (12 min)
Gizeux12.3 km (13 min)
Avrillé-les-Ponceaux12.7 km (14 min)
Saint-Michel-sur-Loire13.3 km (16 min)
Chouzé-sur-Loire13.4 km (15 min)
Brain-sur-Allonnes14.1 km (15 min)
Continvoir14.3 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

In the village, a beautiful house entrance door wide arc, left to admire the modern façade flanked by two domed towers of the castle. It is currently owned by the city of Boulogne-Billancourt who welcomes his children.

The church has a vaulted Angevin altar and pews from the 17th century.

Places of interest

Natural sites


City Hall in the snow Benais
City Hall in the snow Benais
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Benais Castle
Benais Castle
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Church of Benais
Church of Benais
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit of the Royal Field of Chateau Gaillard
Culture and education7 € to 10 € Anché (19.4 km)
Horse ride or trek
Nature and the great outdoors25 € to 100 € Roiffé (24 km)
Hot-air ballooning over Touraine
Nature and the great outdoors134 € to 179 € Sainte-Catherine-de-Fierbois (36 km)
Fun dog hiking trip with a Siberian Husky
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 25 € Jaulnay (42 km)
Outing with a musher and their pack of Siberian Huskies
Nature and the great outdoors39 € to 98 € Jaulnay (42 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Hamlet of La Basse Chevrière
Village visitEasy3h00Saché (25 km)
Mysteries and old stones
HikeEasy3h00Saché (25 km)
Barn Vaugarni
HikeEasy2h00Pont-de-Ruan (28 km)
Rose Circuit
Village visitEasy40 minLes Rosiers-sur-Loire (34 km)
HikeEasy1h30Nouâtre (37 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals