Les Cloches, chambres d'hotes, B&B
Les Cloches is situated in the small town of Graçay in the centre of France, 5 kms from the A20. Ideally situated for exploring the Centre of France or as a stopover on your journey through France.
The bedrooms in Les Cloches are a high standard with en-suites shower rooms. The rooms are doubles and one is a family room which will take 2 extra people. We are open all year and have central heating.
Although we are located opposite the church, the church bells only ring once a day, at mid-day.
60 Euros per night per room for 2 people.
Extra bed 20 Euros.
Continental Breakfast included.
Private on-site parking
Evening meals only available if booked in advance.
Why not stay for more than one night and take time to get to know the region.
Les Cloches is situated in the charming market town of Graçay which has a few shops and bars. There is a weekly market on Thursday mornings which has a variety of interesting stalls.
The magnificent Notre Dame Church (opposite Les Cloches) was modeled on the Cathedral in Bourges and has some beautiful stained glass windows.
There is also a Photo museum in the village, well worth a visit.
The church in the village of St. Outrille that borders on Graçay (5 minute walk from Les Cloches) is a charming 11th Century Roman church with a twisted spire.
There are also some lovely walks by the river.
Other places of interest to visit in the area are the many beautiful Châteaux in the Loire valley, below are some that are close to us in Graçay.
The Château sits on the side of a hill and looks very imposing as you approach the town. It has parklands and a maze where you need to solve clues in order to pass through the various gates within, and much more. Apart from the Château the town of Valençay is very pretty and worth a stroll around, it has shops, bars and cafés and a ‘chocolatier’ where you can have a hot chocolate, coffee or just buy some delicious chocolates.
This Château is set in peaceful parkland with a lake and walks through wooded areas. The inside of the house can only be viewed with a guide and these are at set times but there is much to see whilst waiting. There are old stables and buildings that have a collection of vintage carriages. The walled gardens are full of colour, and well kept.
This château spans the river Cher and is spectacular. It has vast parklands, a maze, two beautiful formal gardens and much more.
During the second world war the river marked the border between the occupied and the free zone.
Cheverny is another magnificent Château and parkland, it is said to be the chateau used in the ‘Tin Tin’ stories.
Alternatively, spend a day exploring one of the historic towns, most of which have interesting old buildings, churches and Châteaux, for example,
Blois, Bourges, Issoudun and Loches.
Argenton-sur-Creuse, is an interesting medieval town with some pretty medieval houses beside the river, shops and museums. ‘Musée et site d’Argentomagus‘, this modern museum is built directly on the site of a gallo-roman town.
From there you can drive through the Creuse valley perhaps stopping at Gargilesse. This is where George Sand found the peace to write. You can visit the minute cottage ’Villa Algira’ where she stayed.
Then on through Eguzon to Crozant with its castle ruins. You can take a boat trip on the lake (summer only) and if there is time drive onto the pretty town of St. Benoit de Sault.
The Brenne National Park is best known for its natural heritage. There are many places of interest and recreation within the park. There are a number of man-made lakes with an abundance of wildlife. Visit Bellebouche Beach beside the lake where you can swim, canoe, hire a pedal boat, play mini golf, fish, walk or just observe nature.
The Sologne is also close to Gracay and is a well known area of France for its connection to hunting but where there are also many places of interest.
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