Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Cher: What to do in central France

Having family in France has meant I've visited this country more times than I can remember, and the Cher region is particularly meaningful.

We've always stayed in the tiny village of Thauvenay, but unless you have a holiday home you won't find anywhere to stay here – the village doesn't even have a shop! Nearby though on the river Loire, you'll find a campsite (camping-cher-sancerre.com) where you can enjoy an outdoor swimming pool, crazy golf, tennis and kayaking on the river, as well as many great places to go cycling and walking to take in the amazing scenery. Overlooking Thauvenay, Saint-Satur and St Thibault is Sancerre. This medieval town is known for its wine but it's also extremely pretty and you'll find incredible views over the surrounding areas.

Slightly further away is the city of Bourges. In this historic city you'll find an impressive gothic cathedral and plenty of other beautiful buildings. If you have more than a day here I recommend going on an illuminated lights night tour – you can find out more about them here! As well as architecture and history, you'll also find plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants. It's definitely worth finding the time to explore the marshes of the Yevre, too.

The Cher region is about a two hour drive south of Paris and it's definitely somewhere you should visit – while it can be difficult to fill more than a few weeks here, it's an ideal place to go if you want a relaxing escape. It's always a welcome break from busy life and if you like cheese and wine you're on to a winner.



  1. Wow this looks so beautiful and relaxing :)

  2. It's definitely such a great place to escape busy life! X


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