The neighbourhood

Valençay castle
The closest to Bel être.The domain of Valençay has a rather long history starting in 1803 when Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord acquired it. The château was built over three centuries and combines several styles of architecture without disrupting the overall harmony of the structure. On the contrary, it is one of the most prestigious buildings in the Loire Valley. Start your visit here

Visiting Loire’s castles
Built along the « Cher» and the « Loire » rivers, you will have to choose between « Chenonceau castle » (ladies castle), the incredible Chambord castle, Cheverny castle (who inspired Hergé with Tintin) etc.. please go to: loire-châ

Beauval zoo
Since their arrival in 2012, they are the stars of the ZooParc de Beauval ! Huan Huan, the female giant panda, and Yuan Zi, the male, are at the center of all attentions.
N°1 zoo in France, Beauval look after more than 600 species, the biggest animal diversity ever seen. Reproduction is their main object and re-introducing every species in their natural land is a goal for this family affair, set up by great Madame Françoise Delord.
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Poulaines « remarkable Garden »
10 km away from Bel être, sprawl around this magnificent and so diversified garden. Nothing to envy to the Brits !More on the website

Touraine wine and its vineyards
2 adresses between so many : the Château de Quinçay outside the village of Meusnes and Le Clos Roussely in Angé sur Cher are our sélection. Please visit and taste, the wine is light and fresh and the people are so nice. Organic for the second, Vincent Roussely is an artist!

Don’t forget… the Auto muséum in Valençay, George Sand à Nohant, Maison Jacques Cœur à Bourges etc… More ideas on Office de Tourisme du Pays de Valençay, Office de Tourisme Val de Cher Controis or Berry Province.


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MONTEL Mirna et Michel SUPERBE 5 Séjour en famille en Octobre 2018 pour la joie et le bonheur de tous Le Bel Etre a répondu à nos attentes. C'est un lieu bénéfique pour se reposer et déconnecter. Malgré une semaine pluvieuse, nous avons passé u très bon séjour. Le gite est très confortable et bien aménagé. Les prestations offertes piscine couverte et chauffée, sauna, ping pong etc..... contribuent à ce Bien Etre. Pour parfaire le tout Claude et Luc sont toujours là au petite soins pour nous, accueil charmant et attentions de tous genres (pain frais et viennoiseries le matin.....) Véhicule indispensable pour s'y rendre et sillonner la région. Nous souhaitons revenir au plus vite. Mirna & Michel

Fantastisk sted!

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Vi tilbragte en uge sammen med et vennepar i huset “Touraine”. Stedet og boligen levet fuldt op til billederne her på siden - og mere til. Omgivelserne er fantastiske og smukke. Her er virkelig grundlaget for en ferie med ro, fordybelse og afslapning. Værtsparret Claude og Luc er utroligt hjælpsomme og venlige. Jeg kan kun give stedet mine varmeste anbefalinger.

Fantastic accommodation and hosts!

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This is a very overdue review on our fabulous weeks stay in Touraine, in Aug this year (2018). The whole experience from booking through to arrival and throughout our stay was just superb! From the moment we arrived we were warmly welcomed by Claude and Luc, who were generous with their time as they showed us around all the wonderful facilities Bel Etre has to offer as well as familiarizing us with all the local attractions. We were spoiled for choice between, staying at base and enjoying the lovely "domain" or heading out to explore places of interest, and by the end of your holiday felt we achieved the perfect balance! In summary, Bel Etre really is as lovely as it advertises on the website and has provided us with fond memories of our first visit to the Loire.....would love to return and strongly recommend.

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Domaine de Bel-Être

Domaine de Bel Être – Lieu-dit Bel Être, à Varennes sur Fouzon

36210 Val Fouzon