Located in the heart of the former province of Berry, Indre offers nature and heritage lovers a wonderful range of discoveries. The Indre harbours little known castles, but they are admirably well preserved. The result are masterpieces such as Château Raoul in Châteauroux, Château de Bouges in Bouges-le-Château and the majestic Saint-André de Châteauroux church. The prefecture has more than fifteen protected monuments that must be contemplated before leaving the department. To this should be added quickly the Fontgombault Abbey, the Champagne Gate in Levroux, the Château de la Ferté... and many others that deserve a look! Indre is also famous for hosting real historical jewels such as the George Sand estate where the famous writer lived or the Château de Valencay, a former property of Talleyrand who was Napoleon's minister

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When to go to Indre?

When to leave? All year round you can stroll in the superb Brenne regional nature park with its extraordinary mosaic of landscapes between woods, ponds and meadows, wild places where more than 250 natural activities, on foot or by bike, are possible, including many naturalist walks. The natural heritage of the Indre is also the Loire, the longest river in France with its 1,013 kilometres. In the summer, you can can canoe, cycle along the river or observe the endemic fauna and flora, including many beavers and rare birds. Located in the heart of France, on the edge of the Massif Central and not far from the Loire castles, Indre has both essential cultural treasures and a preserved nature to visit all year round

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When to leave? All year round you can stroll in the superb Brenne regional nature park with its extraordinary mosaic...
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The climate of the Indre is characterized by a temperate oceanic climate, cool and humid winters and mild summers wit...
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