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Pontlevoy

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

Pontlevoy - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loir-et-Cher
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Located at the crossroads of Touraine, Blésois and Sologne, the commune of Pontlevoy is in the heart of the Châteaux de la Loire.

The name Pontlevoy appears as early as the 9th century. It originates in a "stone bridge" which spans the Traîne-Feuilles, a brook, a sub-tributary of the Cher, which crosses the village.

Pontlevoy has important vestiges of Prehistory. But it is especially the superb architectural ensemble of its abbey, founded in 1034, which made its reputation. The village, at the heart of which is located the monument is full of charm.

You can discover, by following the "museum in the street" at the turning of picturesque alleys, old houses, built from the 15th to the 19th century.

Local products: wines (Gamay, Cabernet, Côt, Pinot, Crémant de Loire) and goat cheeses. Charcuterie: rillettes, rillons, honey (Faverolles), biscuits St Michel (Contres).

Geographical information

MunicipalityPontlevoy
Postcode41400
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
DepartmentLoir-et-Cher
TerritoryLoire Valley, Orléanais
RegionCentre-Loire 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)
Chissay-en-Touraine11.9 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Monuments
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Photos

A corner of the abbey and the old cedar
A corner of the abbey and the old cedar
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Exhibition and chapel in the background
Exhibition and chapel in the background
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Chapel of Our Lady of the Blanches
Chapel of Our Lady of the Blanches
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House of character next to the church
House of character next to the church
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Abbey - Facade of the XVIIIth century
Abbey - Facade of the XVIIIth century
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Old tufa stone houses
Old tufa stone houses
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Playground in the municipal park
Playground in the municipal park
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Church of Saint Peter
Church of Saint Peter
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Abbey
Abbey
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Old train station
Old train station
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Town hall on July 14
Town hall on July 14
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Towards the exhibition of the painter F. Desnos
Towards the exhibition of the painter F. Desnos
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Street map of the town of Pontlevoy
Street map of the town of Pontlevoy
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Old tufa stone house
Old tufa stone house
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Old houses
Old houses
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Larger pictures on the wall of the abbey
Larger pictures on the wall of the abbey
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Indoor Tennis Courts
Indoor Tennis Courts
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Tennis courts in the municipal park
Tennis courts in the municipal park
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Example of temporary exhibition
Example of temporary exhibition
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Exhibition outside the Abbey
Exhibition outside the Abbey
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Place de la Saulaie and reproductions of the painter F. Desnos
Place de la Saulaie and reproductions of the painter F. Desnos
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Main Street
Main Street
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Temporary exhibition on trees and plants, with chapel in the background
Temporary exhibition on trees and plants, with chapel in the background
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La Belle-Etoile shaded park
La Belle-Etoile shaded park
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Map of the museum in the street
Map of the museum in the street
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Bilingual Plaque # 12 of the Museum in the Rue
Bilingual Plaque # 12 of the Museum in the Rue
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Bilingual plate # 11 of the museum in the Rue
Bilingual plate # 11 of the museum in the Rue
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Plaque n ° 1 of the museum in the Rue
Plaque n ° 1 of the museum in the Rue
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Weather

Sunday 20 august
Min. 9°C - Max. 23°C
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Monday 21 august
Min. 12°C - Max. 27°C
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Tuesday 22 august
Min. 15°C - Max. 32°C
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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)

Outings

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)

Restaurants

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Campsites

Hotels

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