Restigné account 1246 inhabitants, an area of 2131 ha:
To the north, a 7-acre pond, fishing paradise, surrounded by 400 hectares of heathland and forest.
In the middle 500 acres of terraced hills and vineyards dedicated to: Restigné produces nearly 40% of the Bourgueil appellation.
South to the Loire, meadows and orchards.
Restigné has a rich historical heritage, discovered through its buildings, relics of the past.
Restignacus the 9th century, Restigné bears its present name since the 12th, this town in the plains of Bourgueil, is located near an ancient way "the highway" linking the Touraine to the ocean via Anjou. In 862, during the reign of Charles the Bald, the village belonged to the collegiate church of Saint-Martin, possession confirmed in 1177 by a bull of Pope Alexander III. It was a castle-dependent and provost of the college. In 1428 the provost of Charles VII obtained permission to fortify the church, and in 1438 the first captain of the fortress was elected by the people of the parish and the provost. These fortifications have disappeared. The stronghold of Restigné then extended to the Loire, and the mid-17th century, the marshal was required to plead to keep various islands in the river whose property it was challenged. Angevine until the Revolution, the town has become Tours during the creation of the department of Indre-et-Loire January 26, 1790. In 1856 flooding caused fairly significant damage, estimated at the time more than 300,000 gold francs.
Church: North Chapel (XIII century) has a vaulted apse Anjou, and the walls are decorated with frescoes representing the four Evangelists: Luke (bull), Mark (lion), John (eagle), Mathieu (l angel). The south chapel (XIV) is dedicated to Saint Vincent, the windows represent St. Vincent, St. Peter and St. John the Evangelist. The original bell tower, rectangular tower surmounted by a belfry pierced with arched windows, was crowned the 14th a new belfry crowned by a cornice carved heads and figures wearing an octagonal spire (1912) . He was flanked to the west of a spur, and south of a turret staircase topped by a stone spire. A letter from Charles allowed people to strengthen the church and the neighborhood by possession of it, weep, moats, drawbridges. At that time a moat surrounded the church and the center of town. The church was classified a historical monument in 1909. The west front, (eleventh century), is flanked by the foothills of angles and two lower foothills on either side of the portal (XIX), and surmounted by a semicircular window. The pinion, which occupies the entire width of the facade, was strongly elevated in the fifteenth, it is decorated with a reticulate and a large triangle enclosed by a stone bead. The south facade is pierced by a gate, the door has been narrowed to eight inches on each side of which the lintel was added and supports the upper reached almost intact, the most interesting: The nave, except the apparent frame redone in the late fifteenth century, is well preserved. The arched windows have been bricked up north. The chancel (rebuilt in the twelfth) is a structure characteristic of the Gothic School Angevine; keys arc and arch were richly decorated with figures in the nineteenth. The windows of the flat bed represent St. Charles Borromeo and St. Martin. An arch composed of two rows of voussoirs ended in a point which fit one inside the other, then a string of finely carved palmette. The eardrum consists of four carved stones, representing a lion, two fantastic animals, and Daniel between two lions, surmounted pelts with lilies. The porch dates from the 16th frame and it is the caquetoire.
Manor Restigné (or Château de La Platerye), guided tours by appointment from June to September.
Chateau de la Philberdière and laundry.
Maison du XVI.
Cave, oven, sink.
The pool of mortar.
Hiking trails: The two paths (yellow and blue) have been rehabilitated and prepared after changing tracks. A leaflet circuit is available in City Hall and the Tourist Office of Bourgueil.
Circuit Ponds (7.5 kilometers). Departure: Grand Etang. Walk in the forest by firewalls. The large pond (fishing, picnicking, children's games, ball games). Passage through the small pond in the forest, then through the town road No. 301 and then to Bel-Air.
Circuit Manor (11.9 km). Departure: Place de la Mairie. Due south through the streets of Little Hall (home of the 16th century, left street Lossay). After the surgery turn east towards the mallets (the castle Philberdière and communal laundry) and Grand Marais (fauna, flora, overlooking the castle Louy, 17th century). Go to the north (The Left-handedness) to the castle of Mining, through the vines until Brûlon manor, 15th century (for the entire vineyard Restigné, houses vine, the Loire Valley and Castle Rigny -Ussé). Go north to Little Muleau, along the forest from the west (overlooking the castle of Saumur), down by the vines Benais to the place of the Church (Church of the 11th and 15th centuries, and kiosk Provost).
In June: Feast of St. John - Sports Festival - Music festival.
July: Festival of Scarecrows.
July: Concert at the Lyric Manor Restigné.
In September: The days of the Heritage Manor Restigné.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
Cycling: Circuit "Loire by Bike" you will, near Restigné to discover unexpected places and landscapes of pure beauty. The complete route is signposted in both directions by panels of start and end provisional itinerary showing the entry and exit route for cycling routes specially equipped, secure, suitable for a family discovery. Between Tours and Candes-Saint-Martin, four channels are available, during which you can explore the surroundings:
From Tours to Villandry: Priory St Como, Grand Moulin Balan, Boatmen and Petrifying Caves of Savonnières Castle and Gardens Villandry.
From Savonnières to Bréhémont: Boatmen and Petrifying Caves of Savonnières Castle and Gardens Villandry, Château de Langeais, Marnay Dufresne Museum, Garden of Chatonnière in Azay-le-Rideau, the cave site Goupillères the village Bréhémont.
From Bréhémont in Savigny-en-Veron: Castle Rigny-Usse, Living Museum of Veron in Savigny, Chateau des Reaux in Port Boulet, Chinon castle, its medieval houses.
Chinon in Candes-Saint-Martin Chinon, Chateau des Reaux, House of Rabelais Seuilly, Candes-Saint-Martin, Castle Montsoreau Royal Abbey of Fontevraud.