The region

The Berry region is characterized by hedges of fenced meadows, fields, country lanes and beautiful village churches. It is wonderful to be here at any time of the year, and furthermore it is the area where you can still experience pure nature: in the Berry you breathe in the cleanest air in France, as there is no industry in this region.

Adn don’t forget to visit the beautiful Parc Natural de Brenne, west of Argenton-sur-Creuse.

Those who love gardening can indulge themselves. There are wonderful examples in the neighborhood that will give you inspiration for your home, such as the beautiful monastery gardens of Prieuré d’Orsan, where you can easily spend your time for several hours. Open daily from mid-April to mid-September.

Activities

If you want to spend your time on active and sportive activities you can go hiking, cycling, fishing, do water sports or play golf. Les Dryades has a beautiful 18-hole golf course, designed by the architect Michel Gayon. The course is 6120 m long and has 16 challenges due to the many water features. You will find this golf course in Pouligny-Notre-Dame.

For beautiful parks in the immediate vicinity, you can visit Parc des Parelles close to La Châtre. In the neighborhood of Chateauroux, the park Base des Loisirs de Belle Isle is a must. Off course there are many beautiful walking routes in the area. A little further away (Creuse), les Monts de Guéret offer beautiful hiking and biking trails. Contact us or the tourist information for more details.

Water sports enthusiasts can go to Base Bellebouche in Mezieres-en-Brenne. Additionally there is the Cours de disc Golf in Pouligny Notre Dame, which cann also be great fun for water lovers. Here you can relax on a small beach, but also test your skills on the water ski. If you want a bit more adventure, the beautiful lake at Sidialles is an excellent place to cool down. You can go canoeing, mountain climbing or just swimming. A little further south you will find Etang de Courtilles with a lovely beach.

A totally different activity is a visit to the wolf park at Chabrières. This park, located in the forest of Chabrières, is a few kilometers away from Guéret (Creuse). About 40 wolves live here in a natural environment. You can take a walk through the park here and if you are quiet you will discover how the wolves live.

And how about a giant labyrinth? Questionnaires are available based on various themes and depending on the answers given, you follow the right or wrong direction. On average one spends an hour to find the exit.


Culture

Anyone who walks around the Berry will not miss the fact that the 19th-century writer George Sand, pseudonym of Amandine Lucile Aurore Dupin, grown up in this region. In addition to writing, she also played a political role by participating indirectly in the provisional government of 1848. She was a feminist as well and had a fascinating love life, including her greatest love Frédéric Chopin. She lived in Paris, but also spent long periods of time on her grandmother’s estate in Nohant-Vic where she hosted famous artists such as Balzac, Delacroix, Flaubert and Listz. The 18th-century castle and the beautiful gardens can be visited daily in high season. Every year, in July and August, a music event is organized, dedicated to romance: the festival of Nohant

There are many castles in the vicinity of Domaine Pouzoult, such as the castle of Sarzay, the castle of Culan or Chateau de Boussac. The castle is also called the “Château des tapisseries de la Dame à la Licorne”: a permanent exhibition of beautiful tapestries. Boussac is a lovely place with an old church and beautiful old houses.

In Saint-Sévère-sur-Indre you will find the museum (Maison de Jour de Fête) of Jacques Tati, the famous French film director and actor, best known for his role as Monsieur Hulot. In this village, he recorded a film in which almost all residents played a role. The town itself is definitely worth a visit to soak up the typical French atmosphere. In August they hold short film festivals here.

History

Domaine Pouzoult falls under the municipality of Sazeray. The history of Sazeray goes way back, but unfortunately not much is known from the earlier periods. Traces of small Gallo-Roman farms have been found, such as Petit Mont and mill Pouzoult. You will therefore find these names in the area. Throughout time, the former Sazeray territory fell apart and fragmented into many small hamlets scattered all over the area.

Come and enjoy the French countryside with its beautiful nature,
the delicious food and the many sights.