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Benais

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

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

MunicipalityBenais
Postcode37140
Latitude47.2962560 (N 47° 17’ 47”)
Longitude0.2141630 (E 0° 12’ 51”)
AltitudeFrom 33m to 114m
Surface area20.08 km²
Population974 inhabitants
Density48 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureTours (49 km, 45 min)
Insee code37024
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Bourgueil
DepartmentIndre-et-Loire
RegionCentre

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

Monuments
Natural sites

Photos

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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Benais
Benais
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Weather

Tuesday 21 april
Min. 8°C - Max. 23°C
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Wednesday 22 april
Min. 11°C - Max. 25°C
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Thursday 23 april
Min. 14°C - Max. 21°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Horse ride or trek
Nature and the great outdoors22 € to 90 € Roiffé (24 km)
Hot-air ballooning over Touraine
Nature and the great outdoors134 € to 179 € Sainte-Catherine-de-Fierbois (36 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Hamlet of La Basse Chevrière
Village visitEasy3h00Saché (25 km)
Rose Circuit
Village visitEasy40 minLes Rosiers-sur-Loire (34 km)
Nouâtre/Noyers
HikeEasy1h30Nouâtre (37 km)
Cherré
HikeEasy2h20La Chapelle-aux-Choux (37 km)
The Heritage of Vaas
HikeIntermediate2h30Vaas (42 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels