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

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

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.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude47.2824870 (N 47° 16’ 57”)
Longitude0.1686110 (E 0° 10’ 7”)
AltitudeFrom 28m to 117m
Surface area32.95 km²
Population4012 inhabitants
Density121 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureTours (56 km, 40 min)
Insee code37031
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Bourgueil

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil3.6 km (7 min)
Benais5.3 km (8 min)
Restigné5.9 km (9 min)
Chouzé-sur-Loire7.6 km (10 min)
Ingrandes-de-Touraine8.2 km (10 min)
La Chapelle-sur-Loire8.7 km (12 min)
Avoine9.7 km (13 min)
Savigny-en-Véron10.1 km (14 min)
Brain-sur-Allonnes10.6 km (13 min)
Beaumont-en-Véron11.1 km (15 min)
Allonnes11.5 km (13 min)
Saint-Patrice12.1 km (15 min)
Candes-Saint-Martin13.3 km (17 min)
Gizeux13.6 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Natural sites

Events and festivities


The Abbey for the garden
The Abbey for the garden
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The Tuesday market is a leading Department
The Tuesday market is a leading Department
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The Halls
The Halls
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Activities Aquatic Park Recreation Captain
Activities Aquatic Park Recreation Captain
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The Rink
The Rink
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Saturday 28 march
Min. 10°C - Max. 15°C
Sunday 29 march
Min. 10°C - Max. 13°C
Monday 30 march
Min. 11°C - Max. 14°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Walking and horse riding
Nature and the great outdoors22 € to 90 € Roiffé (21 km)
Hot-air ballooning over Touraine
Nature and the great outdoors134 € to 179 € Sainte-Catherine-de-Fierbois (39 km)
Horse ride between Loir and Bercé
Nature and the great outdoors18 € Vaas (48 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Hamlet of La Basse Chevrière
Village visitEasy3h00Saché (29 km)
Rose Circuit
Village visitEasy40 minLes Rosiers-sur-Loire (31 km)
HikeEasy1h30Nouâtre (39 km)
HikeEasy2h20La Chapelle-aux-Choux (39 km)
The Heritage of Vaas
HikeIntermediate2h30Vaas (44 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals