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Camping in Indre, an unexpected discovery

La Brenne dans l'Indre
La Brenne dans l'Indre


Located in the heart of Berry and a French department in the Centre-Val de Loire region, Indre takes its name from the river that runs through it. A land of many discoveries, the Indre is more unexpected than one might think. Charming villages, wild landscapes, famous castles... make it a land full of surprises and promise a most enjoyable camping holiday.

Campsites in Indre

To make your accommodation easier, 47 campsites in Indre welcome you for your holidays. To help you make a choice, here is our selection:

Camping Les Frênes ** in Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre is located 100 metres from a pond and has a heated outdoor swimming pool. Camping Vallée de la Creuse **** in Éguzon-Chantôme is ideal for enjoying a heated outdoor swimming pool.

The beautiful discoveries of the Indre

Classified as a historical monument, the preservation of the Valençay castle is astonishing. In Renaissance and classical style, it has a magnificent Renaissance keep, harmonious corner towers with domed roofs and an elegant arcaded gallery. The sumptuous interior is a true historical testimony. Outside and around the castle, the park is a treat for all, the large Napoleon labyrinth, the children's castle, the flowery checkerboard, the French gardens and the Duchess's garden are a delight.

The castel of Azay-le-Ferron is home to another superb park with century-old trees, an orchard and a rose garden, as well as elegant yew trees pruned in topiary. The Renaissance fortress, built from the 15th to the 18th century, consists of 18 rooms furnished and decorated with tapestries, paintings and objets d'art, and an architecture in four parts: a tower, a wing and two pavilions.

The Brenne Regional Nature Park offers the opportunity to discover this territory thanks to paths on which information posts allow you to admire the many migratory birds that come to breed there. A dream place for fauna and flora, this wild land of more than 2000 ponds is a paradise for all those who love horticulture or ornithology. It is 166,000 hectares where 2,300 animal species and 1,200 plant species live in perfect harmony. The pond of Bellebouche is one of the 2000 ponds present in this park, you can relax there thanks to the base of leisure arranged and even bathe! (Please note that swimming is not supervised). A haven of peace that will please both children and adults.

A former fortified town, Argenton-sur-Creuse is built around the Creuse River which runs through it. Nicknamed the Venice of Berry, it is welcoming and dynamic, the authentic districts and those that have been modernised are in harmony. The church of Saint-Sauveur and the Rue Raspail are worth seeing, as is the lovely view over the valley and the high roofs from the terrace of the Bonne-Dame chapel.

In the commune of Nohant-Vic, you can visit George Sand's house, which dates from the 18th century, and discover the places where artists such as Flaubert, Balzac, Delacroix and Chopin have been invited. The garden, classified as a Remarkable Garden, is also worth a visit: vegetable garden, wooded park, rose garden and orchard. In the cemetery near the garden you can visit the tomb of George Sand.

Gargilesse-Dampierre, 4 kilometres from George Sand's house, is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. A popular place for artists, including George Sand herself, who liked to come here to rest, the pleasant and quiet village offers many treasures such as the Notre-Dame church and the fresco in its crypt. Don't leave without seeing George Sand's refuge, now transformed into a museum, the Villa Algira.

Also classified as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France, Saint-Benoît-du-Sault is well worth a visit. Located between the Berry and Limousin regions, you have to admire the beauty of its heritage with its Romanesque church, its fortified gate, its belfry, its ramparts and its pretty little streets. A magnificent landscape awaits you from the terrace of the church!

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