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Vouvray

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Indre-et-Loire

Vouvray wine with its flexibility and world-renowned elegance, is a town that appears for the first time in 1284 in its French form Vouvray. Irrigated by Cisse which crosses it extends gracefully on the right bank of the Loire river royal. Characterized by its picturesque cave dwellings, the extent of its vineyards and hillside steep, deeply impressed Vouvray Balzac passing in 1831 "as Vouvray is nestled in the canyons and rock slides ... In more than one place there are three storey houses dug into the rock and connected by dangerous stairs carved into the stone ... ". Let yourself be carried by the local history by visiting the Notre-Dame - Saint-Jean-Baptiste of the 11th century, contemplating the majestic castle Moncontour, whose fate was mingled with that of Honoré de Balzac. For pilgrims Vouvray is on the way to Saint Jacques de Compostela as evidenced by the terminal indicating the "via Turonensis" located Holnon up and on the way to Saint-Martin.

Geographical information

MunicipalityVouvray
Postcode37210
Latitude47.4120680 (N 47° 24’ 43”)
Longitude0.7992480 (E 0° 47’ 57”)
AltitudeFrom 48m to 121m
Surface area22.92 km²
Population3264 inhabitants
Density142 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureTours (7.1 mi, 17 min)
Insee code37281
IntercommunalityCC Touraine-Est Vallées
DepartmentIndre-et-Loire
TerritoryLoire Valley, Touraine
RegionCentre-Loire Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Rochecorbon2.5 mi (8 min)
Vernou-sur-Brenne2.9 mi (9 min)
Montlouis-sur-Loire3.7 mi (11 min)
La Ville-aux-Dames3.7 mi (9 min)
Parçay-Meslay4.7 mi (13 min)
Saint-Pierre-des-Corps5.5 mi (13 min)
Chançay6.1 mi (11 min)
Véretz6.1 mi (14 min)
Noizay6.6 mi (12 min)
Monnaie6.8 mi (12 min)
Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire7.2 mi (18 min)
Tours7.2 mi (17 min)
Larçay7.3 mi (16 min)
Reugny7.5 mi (16 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Flamenco and Tapas
Troglovinum Wine Fair
Theater With Cisse In Scene
Tuffolies Wine Fair

Weather

Wednesday 24 may
Min. 15°C - Max. 21°C
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Thursday 25 may
Min. 12°C - Max. 22°C
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Friday 26 may
Min. 11°C - Max. 22°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided excursion on a retro scooter
Sports sensations125 € to 186 € La Ville-aux-Dames (1.7 mi)
Explore the vines on a family wine estate
Local flavours12 € to 39 € Chançay (3.9 mi)
The Unmissable Châteaux of Chenonceau, Amboise, Chambord & Cheverny – Departing from Tours
Culture and education142 € Tours (5.1 mi)
Discovery Day in a Minibus: Châteaux d'Amboise, Chenonceau, Chambord & Clos Lucé – Leaving from Tours
Culture and education149 € Tours (5.1 mi)
Minibus Excursion to the Azay-le-Rideau, Chenonceau, and Chambord Châteaux and Visit to the Villandry Gardens – Leaving from Tours
Culture and education144 € Tours (5.1 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Vines and heritage
HikeEasy1h45Vernou-sur-Brenne (2.2 mi)
Dolmen of the Grotte aux Fées and the castle of Plessis
Village visitEasy2h00Mettray (7.5 mi)
Amboise between the two waters
HikeEasy1h30Amboise (8.6 mi)
Barn Vaugarni
HikeEasy2h00Pont-de-Ruan (14.8 mi)
Stack of Cinq-Mars
HikeEasy1h00Cinq-Mars-la-Pile (15.6 mi)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

Your holidays
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A campsite
A leisure activity
A restaurant
A rental car
A plane ticket
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