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

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

City of Art and History, Vendôme is also a health resort with many assets. The feudal castle dominating the old town, the canals of the Loir River lined with beautiful houses and numerous bridges give the town undeniable charm. Ronsard park situated by the river is a quiet, shaded and romantic place with its bridge and its old lavoir (communal laundry washing place). Vendôme also possesses a remarkable religious building, the Trinity abbey: the abbey church and its late Gothic facade, the stalls of the chancel and the isolated Romanesque bell tower are some of the features not to be missed. Saint-Martin square and its old houses, and Change street and its shops are also worth a visit. In summer, boat tours on the Loir River are available.

On the hills above Vendôme, the château estate, which extends over 6 hectares, is great to wander around and offers walkers a beautiful view of the town.

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Near Vendôme, the village of Lavardin not to be missed: the imposing ruins of an ancient and historic medieval castle, and the church which contains some very ancient and important (including the area covered ! ) murals (12th and late fifteenth ). Really worth a detour, without hesitation!

Things to see and do

Vendôme preserved since the 17th century a unique heritage of green space which is to be placed floral town "4 flowers" which enabled him to win the Grand Prix of bloom "for 10 consecutive years. In the park Ronsard and the castle park, many trees, some more than two centuries old, have a botanical interest. The plane tree planted along the Loir in 1759 and the cedar of Lebanon, the castle since 1807, are the most famous of them. The management of the environment and green spaces the city has long been mastered the art of "mosaiculture. These real floral frescoes renewed over the seasons can be admired around the square Belot, on the banks of the Loire and in the garden of the library. In addition, several collections are gathered (sage and aromatic plants in the courtyard of the cloister of the Trinity). A botany lesson and offers outdoor enthusiasts in some public gardens Vendôme.

Along the roads of Heritage: From the playground of the former college to venerable plane trees to the banks of the Loire, discover places full of history. 2 trails invite you to discover the historic heart of Vendôme. The two routes start from the Tourist Office and complementary, enabling you to discover the rich heritage of the city.

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Not far from Vendôme, the village of Lavardin not to be missed: the imposing ruins of an ancient medieval castle full of history, and the church which contains very old and important (including the covered area!) Murals (late twelfth and fifteenth). Definitely worth a detour, without hesitation!


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