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Savonnieres

Hidden among rolling green hills, this town typifies the gentle way of life of the French countryside.

Enjoy a friendly café culture and visit boutique stores in Savonnières. Relax for an hour or two on the banks of the river or head deep underground to explore fascinating caves.

Pass long hours ambling along Rue Principale in the town center and visit shops that sell handmade clothes and garments. Market stalls offer delicious fresh meat, cheese and vegetables. Rest at one of the roadside cafés and enjoy a croissant while local residents bustle past.

Continue toward the river’s edge to watch the rushing whitewater across the weir and see small wooden boats moored nearby. Take a picnic and spend an afternoon in the sun on the grassy banks.

Take a 5-minute stroll west to Les Grottes Pétrifiantes to reach the town’s ancient cave system. Discovered only in 1947, this mystical labyrinth has been slowly taking shape since prehistoric times. View long stalagmites and stalactites illuminated by green lights. Catch sight of the glistening clear liquid in deep pools. As you walk slowly on the winding path, view displays of ancient pottery as well as figures of the carnivorous creatures that once patrolled here. See two caves on the self-guided walking tour, which takes about an hour to complete and finishes with a wine tasting.

Head back up to the surface and let your eyes readjust as you walk toward the heart of town. Indulge in a multi-course meal at one of the small restaurants or cook your own creation from the selection of organic produce available nearby.

Savonnières is in the department of Indre-et-Loire in central France, a region to savour for its superb culture and splendid food.

Top hotels in Savonnieres

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Résidence Les Cèdres
Résidence Les Cèdres
69 route de Tours, Savonnieres

Situated on the riverwalk, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Loire Valley and within 6 miles (10 km) of Chateau de Villandry and Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3 reviews)
Alla ricerca dei castelli nella Valle della Loira

"Location molto tranquilla, pulita rapporto qualità prezzo buonissimo"…"

Reviewed on 13 Jun 2019

Résidence Les Cèdres
Le Cher Passant
Le Cher Passant
63 rue Principale, Savonnieres
The price is £79 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct

Situated in Savonnieres, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Loire Valley and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Chateau de Villandry. Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Natural ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (6 reviews)
Très bien, je recommande

"hôte très sympathique, bons conseils."…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2019

Le Cher Passant
La Grange Maison d'hôtes
La Grange Maison d'hôtes
Le Mitan Bray, Savonnieres
The price is £93 per night from 29 Sep to 30 Sep

Situated in Savonnieres, this bed & breakfast is within 9 mi (15 km) of Chateau de Villandry, Botanical Garden and Place Plumereau. Saint-Gatien Cathedral and ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Fantastic Hotel in Savonnieres

"La Grange Maison D'hotes is a fantastic hotel. The service was unique. The room was super cool, big, modern, very comfortable, quiet and with all amenities. The breakfast was very good too, and fresh. The best was the reception, the atention and the services of the owner. The hotel has a free parking ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2019

La Grange Maison d'hôtes

Top Holiday Rentals in Savonnieres

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Le Cher Passant
Le Cher Passant
63 rue Principale, Savonnieres
The price is £79 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct

Situated in Savonnieres, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Loire Valley and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Chateau de Villandry. Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Natural ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (6 reviews)
Très bien, je recommande

"hôte très sympathique, bons conseils."…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2019

Le Cher Passant
Nemea Appart Hotel Residence Quai Victor
Nemea Appart Hotel Residence Quai Victor
6 Rue Marcel Tribut, Tours
The price is £59 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct

Located in La Fuye-Velpeau, this residence is within a 5-minute walk of Loire Valley and Vinci International Convention Centre. Musee des Beaux-Arts and Saint-Gatien ...

4.1/5Very Good! (209 reviews)
Loved it

"Excellent place for a good price"…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Nemea Appart Hotel Residence Quai Victor
Résidence Lagrange Vacances Les Jardins Renaissance
Résidence Lagrange Vacances Les Jardins Renaissance
4 out of 5

Situated in a rural location, this spa residence is steps away from Loire Valley and Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Natural Park. Chateau Azay-Le-Rideau and Valley ...

4.1/5Very Good! (112 reviews)

"A very safe and quiet area. The houses are comfortable and have reasonable amenities. The village has lots to offer."…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2019

Résidence Lagrange Vacances Les Jardins Renaissance

Popular places to visit in Savonnieres

Chateau de Villandry
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Chateau de Villandry

4.5/5(8 reviews)

Marvel at one of the famous châteaus in the Loire Valley and immerse yourself in the wondrous garden that surrounds it.  

Saint-Gatien Cathedral
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Saint-Gatien Cathedral

4/5(17 reviews)

See the tombs of the infants of French royalty after gazing up at the mesmerizing façade and the well preserved stained glass inside.

Chateau d'Usse
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Chateau d'Usse

3.5/5(8 reviews)

Find out about the history of Rigny-Usse when you take a trip to Chateau d'Usse. Discover the countryside in this relaxing area.

Musee des Beaux-Arts
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Musee des Beaux-Arts

4/5(1 review)

View an array of iconic paintings from the last 600 years set among antique furnishings in one of the most beautiful buildings in the Loire Valley.

Chateau Azay-Le-Rideau
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Chateau Azay-Le-Rideau

4.5/5(18 reviews)

You can find out about the history of Azay-le-Rideau when you stop by Chateau Azay-Le-Rideau. Wander the forests or discover the countryside in this quaint area.

Place Plumereau
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Place Plumereau

4/5(8 reviews)

You can learn about the history of Tours with a trip to Place Plumereau. You can seek out the local tours while in the area.

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