Tourism in the Loire Valley
Our location is perfect for visiting all that the region has to offer.
The Loire Valley, a UNESCO world heritage site since 2000, invites you to discover its rich history through historic monuments and gorgeous scenery.
Most of the Loire Castles were built or underwent major renovations during the French Renaissance. Many of the castles have medieval origins which are still visible today. The Loire Valley was classified as a UNESCO world heritage site in 2000 because of its dense concentration of historical monuments.
Food and wine are part of this region and offer much to be discovered. The region also has many recreational activities with the Futuroscope Park in Poitiers, less than 45 min away and the ZooParc de Beauval, 60 minutes from Parc de Fierbois.
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The Loire Castles
The fight for domination of Touraine between the House of Blois and the House of Anjou led to the construction of fortresses and castles by many kings and lords. Most of these gorgeous buildings were remodeled during the French Renaissance, making them famous.
Today, there are nearly 3,000 Loire Castles. These architectural gems, whose stones carry major episodes in the history of France, are mostly concentrated in the Loire Valley, in the towns of Azay-le-Rideau, Chenonceau, Ussé, Langeais, Loches, Chinon, Villandry and Amboise, all less than 50 km from Castel Parc de Fierbois. The city of Tours, and the gorgeous Chambord Castle is only 100 km from your next holiday destination in Indre-et-Loire.
The ZooParc de Beauval
If you are visiting the Loire castles with your family, spend a day at the zoo with your children! Our 5-star Parc de Fierbois campsite near Tours is located near an exceptional zoo: the ZooParc de Beauval.Lire plus
The ZooParc de Beauval, spanning 40 hectares, is one of the five most beautiful zoos in the world. It is home to more than 10,000 animals from every continent, including elephants, giant pandas, tigers, lions, rhinoceroses, hippos, arctic wolves, koalas and gorillas. It is only 1 hour from the campsite on the highway.Lire moins
Tickets for sale at reception at Parc de Fierbois!
“You can’t imagine what awaits you!”
Dive into the fun, fantastic and magical atmosphere of the Futuroscope, located 45 minutes from Parc de Fierbois.
Thrilling adventures, extreme sensations, amazing journeys, live performances, magical night shows, captivating attractions, and more.
Design your trip through the most surprising of amusement parks!
Tickets for sale at reception at Parc de Fierbois
Parks and Gardens in Touraine
The remarkable parks and gardens in Touraine are still called “the garden of France”!
You have many gardens to choose from for your holiday in the Loire Valley:
- Rivau Castle, 30 km
- St Cosme Priory, 34 km
- Richelieu Park, 35 km
- Villandry Gardens, 40 km
- The Pagode de Chanteloup, 45 km
- Valmer Castle, 49 km
- The Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, 77 km
The Loire Valley is an immense playground that you can explore during your holiday.
A variety of walking and cycling trails are available. The Loire à vélo, Indre à vélo, Saint-Jacques à vélo and Touraine loops include many marked and secure trails.
Canoeing is also a great way to explore Touraine, paddling down the Loire, Vienne or Indre.
In the Middle Ages, the Fierbois Church, dedicated to Saint Catherine, patron saint of soldiers, was renowned for many miracles.
Joan of Arc came there in 1429 on her way to Chinon to meet the Dauphin. After convincing him to provide her with an army, Joan sent for her sword at the church of Sainte-Catherine de Fierbois as the voices instructed her. This sword engraved with five crosses never left her side, not even when she was captured.
The Sainte-Catherine de Fierbois Church has always been a pilgrimage site along the Santiago de Compostela and was a major site in the Middle Ages. The church is also a historical monument.
The Loire Valley has a variety of quality products labeled Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) like goat cheese from Sainte Maure and the many wine appellations like Montlouis, Vouvray, Chinon and Coteaux du Layon.
Exploring this region also means meeting local farmers at the markets (list available at reception).
Wine tasting is offered each week in front of our store, Vival. Rosé, white and red wines from the vineyard are available for purchase at the Parc. You can also get information on wine tourism in the Loire Valley at reception.