The region

Gizeux castle

Gizeux castle

The largest Loire castle inhabited by a family is located about 10kms from the Old School. Costumed visits for children, workshops in the afternoon ...

Wine tours in St Nicolas de Bourgueil

Have a look at 2020 Schedule – March 28th to 29th – April 11th to 13th – May 1st to 3rd – May 8th to 10 – May 21th to 24th (Ascension)– May 30th to ...

the Boule de fort game

There is on the place du champ de foire in Vernoil-le-Fourrier, two Boule de Fort societies. This game is specific to the region Touraine, Anjou, ...

The church and the priory of Vernoil

A few meters from our holiday home, are the Romanesque church of the twelfth century and the priory of the fifteenth century, both listed in French ...

Fitness trail

Beside ponds and tennis at the exit of the village, the town has created a green area called “fitness trail” with tackles and obstacles. ...

Beautiful sight from Saumur castle

If you spend the afternoon or the evening in Saumur, it is wonderful to admire the panorama of the castle of Saumur. You park your car on the banks ...

Traditional wickerwork

Whether you are attracted by manual activities or you like wicker creations (baskets, trunks, trays), the workshop of Mr. Christian Pineau in ...

Opening of the fishing season at the Vernoil / Vernantes ponds

On April 29, it was the opening of the fishing in Vernoil, in the two ponds located near the old campsite Nearby, other ponds in La Breille pines, ...

Jules Desbois Museum

This year, at the Jules Desbois museum, an exhibition entitled “The artist workshop”, which includes some sculptures of Jules Desbois, ...

A large collection of little soldiers

Less than 10 kilometres from the Old school in the direction of Bourgueil, is the last lead soldier factory in France (CBG Mignot), which exhibits ...

Play tennis during your holiday

Two quick tennis courts and a training wall await you at the exit of Vernoil, in front of the old campground. The net is present from Easter to All ...

Stroll in the antiques

If you like antiques, adore flea markets or junk shops, know that are organized every Second Sundays of the month in Montsoreau along the banks of ...

Horse and pony riding

Fans of horse riding competitions are well acquainted with the stud farm of La Mouline in Vernoil-le-fourrier, famous for its horse racing ...

Pottery and Ceramics artcraft

My passion for pottery started around a decade ago during a pottery class. I was fascinated by the process of transforming a lump of clay into ...

Turquant

Located about twenty kilometers from the cottage of the old school, through the woods and La Breille les pins, this small vineyard village is known ...

Fontevraud abbey

Located 25 km from our holiday rental through the woods of La Breille pine trees, you should visit the site of the abbey famous for the recumbent ...

First fouée

During your stay in the East Anjou region, near Saumur, I advise you to taste this regional specialty (no more than 50kms round). You can order it ...