Places to visit  

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.

 There 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

If 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 Petit Pressigny.

An unforgettable experience.










Booking is necessary here :

11 Rue Savoureulx, Le Petit Pressigny‎. Tel:

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 chateau --





The wild flower field behind it in Autumn --


the narrow streets sheltering 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.


The Chateau:








The 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 towers.







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 superb tools.

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