Straddling two departments, Indre-et-Loire and Maine-et-Loire, the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Nature Park is a real patchwork of different landscapes. Indeed, forests, hedged farmland, vineyards, hillsides, valleys and horticultural plains succeed one another to form an exceptional natural heritage. Not forgetting the furrows of the Loire and its tributaries which run through the park. These landscapes are the habitat of many animals including the European beaver, salmon, shad and more than 200 species of birds such as small waders. This natural and unspoilt terrain is ideal for hiking and mountain biking. Interpretation and themed trails are also available throughout the park for a better understanding of the animal and plant kingdoms. The park has many vantage points providing beautiful views of the various landscapes. If you want to learn more about the fauna and flora, guided nature outings are organised day and night. The mysterious and fascinating nocturnal life will surprise you... give the experience a try!
Loire-Anjou-Touraine Nature Park doesn't just possess an exceptional natural heritage. It also has an important built heritage represented by the prestigious Loire castles as well as the old medieval towns. On your travels in Indre-et-Loire, you will come across the castles of Azay-le-Rideau, Langeais and Saumur in particular, and will pass through Chinon. In Maine-et-Loire, be sure to stop in Montsoreau. As well as being the central point for exploring the site, this is where you will find the Park House (Maison du Parc), a centre providing information about the various places to visit and hiking paths available.