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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loir-et-Cher

Pontlevoy - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loir-et-Cher

Located at the crossroads of Touraine, Blois and Sologne, the common Pontlevoy is at the heart of the Loire Castles.

The name appears Pontlevoy from the 9th century. Its original "stone bridge" spanning the Train-sheets, stream, sub-tributary of the Cher, which crosses the village.

Pontlevoy features important remains from prehistory. But it is especially the superb architectural ensemble of its abbey, founded in 1034, which made its reputation. The village, which lies at the heart of the monument is full of charm.

One can discover, following "the museum in the street" at the corner of picturesque streets, old houses, built from the 15th to the 19th century.

Local products: wine and goat cheese.

Geographical information

Latitude47.3902490 (N 47° 23’ 25”)
Longitude1.2543240 (E 1° 15’ 16”)
AltitudeFrom 77m to 137m
Surface area51.12 km²
Population1695 inhabitants
Density33 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBlois (25 km, 29 min)
Insee code41180
IntercommunalityCC du Cher À la Loire
RegionLoire Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Thenay2.8 km (5 min)
Sambin6.2 km (5 min)
Monthou-sur-Cher6.9 km (10 min)
Montrichard-Val-de-Cher7.7 km (7 min)
Choussy9.2 km (14 min)
Vallières-les-Grandes9.3 km (11 min)
Angé9.9 km (12 min)
Fougères-sur-Bièvre9.9 km (9 min)
Oisly10 km (13 min)
Monthou-sur-Bièvre10.5 km (9 min)
Ouchamps10.7 km (12 min)
Saint-Julien-de-Chédon10.8 km (13 min)
Faverolles-sur-Cher10.8 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities


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Old Station
Old Station
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit the gingerbread house
Local flavoursFreeFaverolles-sur-Cher (7.5 km)
Discover the Loire in a traditional boat
Nature and the great outdoors20 € Chaumont-sur-Loire (11.4 km)
Introduction to Piloting an Ultralight Aircraft & Flight over the Châteaux of the Loire Valley
Sports sensations200 € Chouzy-sur-Cisse (12.9 km)
Flight over the Châteaux of the Loire Valley by Ultralight Aviation
Sports sensations225 € Chouzy-sur-Cisse (12.9 km)
Introduction to Ultralight Aviation above the Chambord or the Chenonceau
Sports sensations140 € Chouzy-sur-Cisse (12.9 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
From Pouillé to Montrichard along the Cher River
Cycling itineraryEasy2h30Pouillé (8.5 km)
Dolus-le-Sec Wind Turbine
Village visitEasy30 minDolus-le-Sec (37 km)
Medieval town of Mennetou-sur-Cher
Village visitEasy2h00Mennetou-sur-Cher (48 km)
Walk in the Loir Valley
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Lunay (53 km)
Barn Vaugarni
HikeEasy2h00Pont-de-Ruan (53 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals