Make the most of your stay in our hotel to discover the prodigious land of a thousand ponds: La Brenne. Just a few kilometres from Châteauroux, La Brenne regional natural park offers visitors an impressive range of landscapes from rivers and ponds to woodlands, moors and prairies. Discover these exceptional marshlands on foot, by bike, or on horseback and admire a unique range of fauna. The park is a protected breeding area for migratory birds. It is also home to almost two thirds of French dragonfly species and is the leading place in France for the endangered European pond turtle population. The flora is also noteworthy with forty-six species of orchids, moors covered in heather, and ancient oaks.
Making your way through these magnificent landscapes, you will come across many little heritage sites such as individual or collective bread ovens (Azay-le Ferron), wells, fountains (often places of pilgrimage such as Bélâbre and Vendœuvres), wash houses and dovecotes (Lureuil, Preuilly-la-Ville, Mauvières). The park is also the site of many exceptional religious monuments. Admire Notre-Dame de Fontgombault abbey, one of the most important religious edifices in La Brenne, the 12th century Plaincourault chapel in Mérigny with its stunning murals or the exceptionally well-preserved lantern of the dead in Ciron.