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.
Anyone who loves gardening can indulge themselves. There are great examples that provide inspiration for your home. Such as the beautiful monastery gardens of Prieuré d’Orsan, where you can easily spend 1.5 hours. It is an experience to walk around here every time of the year.
Another great example is Chateau Ainay le Veuil, which is about 45 minutes away from us. The gardens are freely accessible and date back to the 16th century. The garden has evolved over the centuries, but the structure has been preserved. In 1985, the gardens were laid out as you find them today. The castle itself was restored in 1855; it is possible to visit this castle (but you have to pay for a guided tour).
If you are looking for a large nature reserve, then the beautiful Parc Naturel de Brenne is recommended. You can explore this park by bike or walking. It is also possible to hire a canoe.
Naturally, there are also beautiful villages. Cargilesse is one of the most beautiful villages in France. We ourselves are charmed by Argenton sur Creuse and La Châtre, but Menoux with its beautiful frescoes is also worth a visit, just like St. Benoît du Sault,