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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Indre

Palluau-sur-Indre - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Indre

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Architectural and historical jewel of the department of Indre, Palluau-sur-Indre dominates the Indre valley well located on a rocky spur. The borders of Berry, the medieval city dominated by its castle and stunning view of the visitors its architectural houses of the fifteenth century is at the crossroads of several historic routes like Route des Dames de Touraine, the Francis Road or Route Plantagenet.

The town grew around the castle and moved toward an agricultural economy. Surrounded by green pastures, the town turned to dairy and cheese ripening that remain the main activities today.

Old stones and pleasures of the mouth are planned for the discovery of this authentic and friendly village. With its rich medieval history, also known Palluau-sur-Indre receive gourmets and big gourmands. Sancerre wines, black truffles from Berry and droppings Chavignol adorn the table where you will be treated like royalty.

Things to see and do

The particularly remarkable historical heritage Palluau-sur-Indre not leave you indifferent.

The feudal castle dating from the eleventh and fifteenth century is undoubtedly the main monument of the city. Open to the public since 2011, its imposing stature is on the Roman road "Strada" from Poitiers to Orléans. Besides its beautiful park, the building has several essential places like the tower Philippe Auguste, Gothic house and its beautiful chapel sheltering murals Renaissance.

The church of Saint-Sulpice, initially college, is also worth a visit. In a rather modest appearance, it conceals within priceless religious relics. You can admire among other many windows, as well as screen walls and stalls of the fifteenth century with carved mercies. It also houses the stone statues of the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth century. An unforgettable visit awaits you in this church.

Romanesque art is honored at Saint-Laurent priory. With its crypt dating from the eleventh century and frescoes of the twelfth century among the most ancient of the country, the priory houses a beautiful Madonna in Majesty on the vault cul-de-four of the apse, Christ in Majesty on the vault semicircular and the martyr St. Lawrence to the north window of the apse.

The heritage does not stop there and your walks you will discover two water mills, the Chapel of the Good News and the castle of the Joubardière.

Events and festivities

Every Sunday, from 9am to 12pm, local producers give you an appointment at the market held on the square in front of the Fair City Hall. Your taste buds will be at the party. All local food shops are present and have their stalls on the gustatory treasures from their land. But you can also see the producers of plants and flowers with delicate petals and poultry farmers. A ride through the stalls and you'll soon fill your basket to prepare a delicious meal with local colors.

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