Its location at the doors of the Touraine and Anjou, in the heart of the "garden of France", allows Bourgueil enjoy a mild climate outstanding. The rich cultural heritage, environment and quality of its wines have contributed to its fame.
Founded in 990, the Benedictine Abbey was the 12th to the 18th century, an institution with significant holdings include the Vendee and the Paris region. From the 11th century, the Abbe Baudry praised in his poems, the wine that the monks contributed to the development in the region. Over the centuries, the reputation of wines Bourgueil has grown and today, fans and producers are promoting it throughout the year: wine fair August 15, ceremonies Commandery the Holy Bottle, Museum of Cave Country Bourgueil and House Wines invites visitors to discover the wine world.
Traditionally, on Tuesday morning held a leading market Indre-et-Loire. In summer, more than 150 exhibitors gathered in Les Halles and its surrounding streets. These markets are growing three times a year at Easter fairs, garlic and chestnuts. During the summer season, two night gourmet markets offer the public a wide range of regional products.
The Bourgueillois love this interaction and show: more than 65 associations, two cinemas, an ice rink, a library energize their daily lives.
Hikers enjoy the tranquility of walking through the vineyards, forest or park of the Hotel de Ville and Jardin des Tanneries. While children are delighted to return to the beach games and water activities available in summer park recreation Captain.
The Benedictine Abbey and Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions.
The cellar Country Bourgueil (museum).
Park City Hall.
The Garden of Tanneries.
Supervised swimming and water activities in July and August to the water.
The Easter Fair is held the day after Easter Monday.
The feast of Saint John the Saturday closest to June 21
Frequently garlic, the Tuesday before the St. Anne (July).
The gourmet markets in July and August.
Bargain garage sale on the first Sunday of August.
The feast of wines of the Loire Valley on August 15.
The large market, with merchants and craftsmen of all areas of commercial and trade district, the first Saturday in September.
Frequently Asked brown, the fourth Tuesday of October.
The Christmas market, the second Sunday of December.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
House of the family of the poet Joachim du Bellay for years, the castle of Gizeux is now the largest inhabited house and furnished the Touraine Angevine. This castle also draws its fame murals that adorn its galleries on 400 m² and that make this castle a unique place.
Just a ten minute Bourgueil, this house is a jewel of art and history in a green setting. The medieval tower at the stables of the 18th century, children get excited about the castle in particular through the children's track "Step into the Great Court."
Gizeux Castle is open from Easter holidays to holidays of All Saints (tour only). Learn to visiting hours.
Throughout the year, many events are organized.
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