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-châteaux.org

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.

Great service from Claude and Luc. We'll be back!

★★★★★
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This is our second holiday at Bel Etre this year. Everyday is so enjoyable starting with the bread and croissants delivered fresh each morning by Luc. The well equipped gites along with saltwater swimming pool, gym and beautiful countryside estate - what's not to like! Our grandson's enjoyed feeding the chickens in the summer (we enjoyed the fresh eggs). They had a wonderful day at the nearby world class zoo, and in the Chateaux at Valencay and Chenonceaux. This time, just the two of us, we cycled and visited Medieval towns. Great service from Claude and Luc. We'll be back!

Bel Etre has been my favourite French holiday ever - and I've been on a few.

★★★★★
5 5 1
Bel Etre has been my favourite French holiday ever - and I've been on a few. The site is so relaxing, and Claude and Luc are so kind and helpful, they really have thought of everything. The freshly delivered croissants and bread every morning were incredible, and the indoor pool is an absolute delight - temperature is great all day and perfect for a night swim. We loved every minute and will definately be back!

Claude's English is fluent so if your French is poor you need have no worries. Highly recommend

★★★★★
5 5 1
This really is a special place; we stayed in the gite Touraine which is beautifully furnished and equipped with everything you could possibly need (and more!) Claude and Luc are extremely welcoming, friendly and helpful and have provided lots of extra things such as books, games, table tennis, babyfoot as well as the tennis court, boules area, cycles, gym equipment, pool and sauna. Luc thoughtfully takes breakfast orders (bread/croissants etc) each evening and these are duly delivered each morning. Claude's English is fluent so if your French is poor you need have no worries. Highly recommend.

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Domaine de Bel-Être

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

36210 Val Fouzon