Bourgueil

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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TownBourgueil
Insee code37031
Postcode37140
Latitude47.2824870
Longitude0.1686110
AltitudeFrom 28 to 117 meters
Surface32.95 km²
Population4012 inhabitants
Density121 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelSaint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil at 3.6 km (7 min)
Chief townTours (at 56 km, 40 min)Benais at 5.3 km (8 min)
DepartmentIndre-et-LoireRestigné at 5.9 km (9 min)
RegionCentreSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

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.


SIGHTSEEING

  • 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.
  • Skating rink and library.
  • 2 cinemas.
  • 3 trails hiking trails.
  • 3 trails hiking bike.
Detailed information
Information pointsVisitor Information Centre of Bourgueil
MonumentsAbbey of Bourgueil,   Church Saint-Germain,   Windmill Bleu
Natural sitesForest of Rochecotte

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • The weekly markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
  • The afternoon found the Tourist Office.
  • 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

  • Castle Gizeux:
  • 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.
  • For more information: Tel. : +33 2 47 96 45 18 - Email: info@chateaudegizeux.com

PHOTOS

The Abbey for the gardenThe Abbey for the garden
 
The Tuesday market is a leading DepartmentThe Tuesday market is a leading Department
VineyardsVineyards
 
The HallsThe Halls
Activities Aquatic Park Recreation CaptainActivities Aquatic Park Recreation Captain
 
The RinkThe Rink

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WEATHER

Friday 31 October
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Min. 7°C - Max. 20°C
Saturday 1 November
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Min. 12°C - Max. 19°C
Sunday 2 November
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Min. 13°C - Max. 17°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantL'Orée des bois  
9.4
La Breille-les-Pins
Welcome between Loire and forest, and Eric Sabine Bichon welcome you in a warm and friendly atmosphere and invite you to taste a traditional cuisine and tasty dishes where aesthetics...
Located 9.6 km from BourgueilFrom 20 € to 60 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantChâteau De Rochecotte   NEW
Saint-Patrice
ARISTOCRATIC - Close to Tours, in the heart of the Loire Valley, Château de Rochecotte Castle 4 star hotel, transports you right in the 18th century. It is surrounded by the vineyards...
Located 10.4 km from Bourgueil65 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Table de Mestré   NEW
Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
THE HEART OF THE LOIRE - 15 km from Saumur. In an enchanting setting in the heart of a family home, La Table de Mestré offers fine, tasty, seasonal dishes made ​​with fresh produce...
Located 12.9 km from Bourgueil30 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 3 bedroomsLe clos des vignes roses    
9.7
Restigné
In the middle of the Loire château, the Vignes Roses accomodates you in simplicity and user-friendliness. 3 roomy and comfortable rooms, with private water room. A garden raised in...
Located 3.7 km from Bourgueil62 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsLa Cernée    
9.3
Chouzé-sur-Loire
Paola and Alain welcome you to The Surrounded. In a typical old farm Touraine (XIX), independent and furnished suite (1 bed 2 pers. 2 beds 1 pers.) And bedroom (2 beds 1 pers.) Welcome...
Located 4.3 km from Bourgueil52 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsVerneau patricia    
9.5
Restigné
Stop charm and tranquility, The Iris Evois in the middle of the vineyard Bourgueillois, welcomes you to relax and enjoy the sweetness tourangelle, Patricia and Joe welcome you to their...
Located 6.7 km from Bourgueil62 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Farm for 4 personsLes Erables
Chouzé-sur-Loire
At the heart of the Loire Valley, in the Loire-Anjou-Touraine park amidst green surroundings, the barn of an old fortified farmhouse renovated, welcomes you for a relaxing and serene...
Located 5.2 km from BourgueilFrom 280 € to 580 € per week 
House for 6 personsGîte Flottille de Loire  
9
  SPECIAL OFFER
Chouzé-sur-Loire
'Flotilla Loire' cottage 6 people with private garden of 350 m² and courtyard for parking your vehicle, welcomes you Chouzé-sur-Loire, a typical village of the Loire, located on the...
Located 5.9 km from BourgueilFrom 546 € to 672 € per week 
House for 6 personsChateaux de la Loire prox Bourgueil  
9.7
Ingrandes-de-Touraine
Ingrandes de touraine. Ingrandes is a typical french village, situated in the loire valley the touraine wines region. The village even has its own wine tasting society « confrérie des...
Located 7.2 km from BourgueilFrom 250 € to 500 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
58 places over 2,5 haCamping Belle Rive  
Candes-Saint-Martin
58 quiet and pleasant location by the river, conveniently located in a beautiful place that is the confluence of the Vienne and the Loire, camping belle rive offers activities close...
Located 10.7 km from Bourgueil14 € per day 
87 places over 2,1 haCamping Le Pô Doré    
9.9
Allonnes
Located 7 kilometers from Saumur, in a rural setting and a friendly atmosphere The Golden Po offers calm and relaxation. Unique in Maine et Loire, you have a natural lagoon with a private...
Located 13.8 km from BourgueilFrom 16.50 € to 20.50 € per day 
133 places over 8 haHuttopia Rillé    
8.4
Rillé
Located in the heart of France near the historic town of Tours and the Châteaux de la Loire, Rillé camping enables you to have peaceful holidays by the water. Go on a voyage of discovery...
Located 19.5 km from Bourgueil 

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HOTELS

La Promenade - Hotel in BourgueilLa Promenade    
7.3
Bourgueil
La Promenade is located in Bourgueil, between Tours and Nantes. This guest accommodation features a swimming pool and a garden with a terrace. Each guest room has a unique, rustic-style...
Located in BourgueilRoom from 38 €
L'Orée Des Bois - Hotel in BourgueilL'Orée Des Bois     
8.3
La Breille-les-Pins
The hotel L’Orée du Bois welcomes you in La Breille Les Pins which is located 17 kilometres from Saumur. All rooms are comfortable and equipped with bath or shower, toilets, television,...
Located 9.6 km from BourgueilRoom from 62 €
Chateau De Rochecotte - Hotel in BourgueilChateau De Rochecotte     
8.7
Saint-Patrice
Located in the Loire Valley, this castle is surrounded by the Bourgueil vineyards. It is set in a 20-hectare park with an Italian terrace and a heated outdoor swimming pool. The elegant...
Located 10.6 km from BourgueilRoom from 149 €

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Oceania L'Univers Tours
This truly historic boutique hotel opened its doors in 1846. It is perfectly located in the city centre in the heart of the tourist and shopping area,...
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