Vallières-les-Grandes is a village of Loir-et-Cher, in the Center-Val de Loire region, 25 kilometers south-west of Blois and the limit of the Indre-et-Loire.
The vast territory of 40 km² follows the valley of the Amasse, a tributary of the Loire, and belongs to the country of Art and History of Romorantin. Largely forest, the landscape is so green and hilly, close to major tourist sites along the Loire and Touraine.
The activity remains agricultural (production of AOC goat cheese). The historical heritage and the peaceful landscaping, just a few kilometers from the banks of the Loire, make Vallières-les-Grandes, which has more than 900 inhabitants, a popular stop.
In terms of historical heritage, a visit to the village can begin with the church Saint-Sulpice, erected in a Romanesque style in the twelfth century and several times since restored. Until the Revolution, it depended on the Collegiate Church of St. Martin of Tours. It will be observed that the 12th century remains the buttress strengthened buttresses pierced by three bays but also the two walls of the nave, the gable and the lower part of the bell tower. Later, the south aisle became the chapel of the Blessed Virgin (16th century), the altarpiece of the choir and the nave pavement (18th century), a chapel dedicated to Saint Joseph in the north and a platform dominating the entrance (nineteenth).
In the village still, the town hall dating from 1913 is worth a look and at the level of homonymous hamlets, the castle of Guillotière (nineteenth century), that of the provost, recently restored, adorned with pinnacles, and finally the castle Thomasserie (eighteenth), which has a classic main building beautifully crafted, wings forming a main courtyard and moated moats, can mark a walk...
Back in the heart of the village, a stop is possible near the former wash house next to a small communal lake where a playground has been developed. A tennis court is freely available to visitors.
For fans of hiking, walking, mountain biking or horseback, many circuits include the main sites of the town, like the bucolic banks of the Amasse which flows into the Loire in Amboise. Not to mention loops that include the towpaths along the Loire or the Cher. Documentation and information on +33 2 54 20 95 07 or +33 2 54 32 05 10.
For horseback riding, contact the equestrian center based at a place called Petit Prinçay at +33 6 30 83 99 80.
As for the fishermen, they can reach the +33 2 54 90 25 60 to know the developed sites and the regulation to be respected.
In another genre, the barn with know-how, set up in a pretty renovated farm, offers culinary workshops in the presence of artisans and local producers. Inquire at +33 6 62 86 17 56.
The second Sunday of June, garage sale.
The third Saturday in June, a semi-nocturnal hike followed by a convivial meal.
On the first Sunday of August, the goat cheesemaking party organizes numerous fun and musical activities, a flea market, hikes, gourmet tastings and milking demonstrations... A firework and a ball punctuate the day.