An 18th century house, typical of the area around Tours, between land and water on the edge of the river Loire 35 km from Tours.
In the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Nature Park, the town is classified as a World Heritage site by Unesco.
In the midst of the Loire Valley, half-way between Tours and Saumur, in an area watered by three rivers, the Loire, the Indre and the old Cher.
Not only near the countryside but also bordering an old port which has anchored all of its history in the river fleet and fishing as well as hemp.
Currently one of the regions most beautiful villages, which stretches for several kilometres alongside the river Loire and is much appreciated by tourists.
It has a wealth of rural heritage, with an astonishing church, between the quays and the fishermens homes.
Just a few kilometres from several of the regions emblematic towns and chateaux.
The setting is tranquil and the surroundings extremely pleasant.
This highly sought-after village, with origins dating back at least as far as the 11th century, obtained its administrative independence at the beginning of the 19th century.
Its quay, facing several islets and sandbanks, dominates the bed of the river Loire, fashioned over thousands of years, as well as the other bank. It is set in verdant, natural surroundings.
Its port and its sandbank are amongst the rare few still in activity, just like the river fleet and the fishing, white and carnivorous fish. This is demonstrated by traditional barges, such as chalands, gabares and toues, illustrating postcard landscapes.
A film director and a famous French writer have filmed or described this very special atmosphere.
An English artist living there has created an artists residence in an old food shop, where writers, graphic artists, painters and photographers from the world over meet and put their work on display.
The site is a combination of the charm of the banks of the river Loire and that of the landscapes typical of the Touraine region.
Dotted with numerous features of architectural and ethnographic heritage such as the local farmers homes, stone-lined roads, traditional ensigns and shingle as well as ovens for drying hemp or pears, the countryside stretches out between the arms of rivers and local pathways, plots of grassland and large or small ditches.
And not far from there, in the rivers, are old tanks,where hemp was soaked, prior to being dried and transformed into ropes or sailcloth.
This building, just outside the village and on the edge of a hamlet, looks out over the countryside.
The view of verdant surroundings, sometimes dotted with trees, stretches for as far as the eye can see.
The house borders enclosed, wooded land, spanning almost 3,000 m².
Constructed in the 18th century, it has been transformed into a more traditional house, with all home comforts, and yet the old character of certain features has been preserved.
Various sections still bear witness to this today even though numerous conversion works have been carried out.
Two small, more recent and more sober outbuildings, at a distance from the house, can be used as a lean-to, a garden shed or a garage.
The garden comprises an interesting and varied selection of plants, with fruit trees, shrubs, bushes, flower beds and bulbs as well as a few trees. There is also a vegetable garden.
Two terraces, the bigger one of which is covered, look out over the natural surroundings.
The houseThis house reflects a certain architectural unity, whilst respecting the original openings and structures.
It spans more than 200 m² of living space over a ground floor and an upstairs, laid out in two sections, reached separately via two wooden stairways.
The robust building, constructed from freestone with Loire sand-lime pointing and topped with a slate roof, has a homogeneous appearance.
Anzahl der Schlafzimmer: 4, Anzahl der Badezimmer: 1, Bundesland: Centre-Val de Loire