Le Grand Pressigny
The village of Le Grand Pressigny, (12km), with its chateau ruins and prehistoric
history is not only a destination for Palaeontologists but also the
discerning tourist. The village has a charm of its own plus all the
practical features of an active
community such as a pharmacist,
doctor, butcher, baker, grocer, bookshop, florist, hairdresser
and hardware store. Making it an ideal destination for your holiday in France.
are three bars in the village 'Le Jean Bart' one
in 'Chez Grand Ma's' and the ' Prehisto' to link to the
town's history !
There is a very good tourist office in the centre of the village giving
information on the delights of the Loire Valley, Touraine and also of
its close neighbours in the department of Vienne. You can
access the internet from here for a small fee.
There is a small Market day here every Thursday (am)
There are a couple of restaurants in the village,
'Chez Grand Ma' (pictured left) and the the restaurant
in the hotel 'Le Savoie Villars'. Both have inside and
outside eating areas and lunchtime and evening menus to
suit most pockets
you are celebrating something special and want a
dining experience then you can dine at the 'Mitchelin
Star' “La Promenade” in the
nearby village of Le
An unforgettable experience.
Booking is necessary here
11 Rue Savoureulx,
The town throws up a few surprises as you
walk around it, no matter what time of year, like, --Spring
by the stadium --
The Summer sun behind the
The wild flower field
behind it in Autumn --
the narrow streets
from Winter, an all-year round delight!
There is a heated
Municipal swimming pool in the village It has a
standard pool plus paddling pools for younger swimmers. It is
open from the end of June to the end of August from mid morning,
though as with most things in France, closes at lunchtime!
For the past eight years, in
July,the village has lived a unique
artistic adventure,'Night Landscapes',is presented by
professional actors plus local volunteers with a variety of
entertainment over the three days and nights.
quality of its architecture and gardens make the chateau an
interesting place to visit. The keep, built at the end of XIIth
century was later enhanced by a strong defensive enclosure with
The chateau was restored around 1560 by Honorat de Savoie, a
loyal lord to the Kings of France. The arcaded gallery built
during the wars of religion around the main courtyard shows the
care devoted to this restoration.
The Museum :
After many years the 'Musee
de la Prehistoire', built within the chateau grounds of Le Grand
Pressigny finally opened its doors in September 2009.
The reason for its location here is that Prehistoric man lived in
this area - attracted by the abundant high-quality flint which could
be fashioned into
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