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6 Unique Gites in the Heart of the Loire

Local Towns

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Breil is a quiet farming village with its own Chateau which has beautiful gardens that open to the public.

local_breilIn the village there is a Patisserie for bread and crossiants (they also sell a small range of tinned food and sweets). The Patisserie is renowned as having one of the best bakers in the area and people travel for miles from the surrounding towns and villages to come to this shop in Breil. The village has a bus stop and is the location of the nearest payphone. (You will need to purchase a phone card to use payphones in France.)

The Chateau in Breil annually hosts a large country fete. 20 000 visitors come to this one day festival of French country life – check with and Phil for the exact date.

The immediate area has many attractions for the family to visit – and also places to shop, eat and relax. Here's our quick guide to all interesting local towns, when to go and what to expect ...

Noyant: The nearest town to La Roultiere, Noyant is a farmers town, having a selection of shops and services, including an InterMarche supermarket, petrol station, pharmacy etc. Bustling Friday market with English booksellers too!

Bougueil: a gorgeous gentile town, with the vineyards of Bourgeuil and St. Nicholas de Bourgeuil giving it its history and distinct character. Marche de France on Tuesday morning and gourmet evening markets throughout the summer season. Historic abbey to visit and delightful street cafes. Hypermarket.

Le Lude: north of La Roultiere; a provincial chateau town with all services, cycling trails, the gently flowing Loire river, swimming pool with flumes and an excellent selection of cafes and restaurants. Weekly market.

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6 Unique Gites in the Heart of the Loire