Les Galettes belongs to the cozy community Rezay where 200 people live. Rezay is a commune in the Cher, region Centre. The capital is Orléans. Region Centre has magnificent castles, beautiful river landscapes and ancient delightful villages. There are a lot of small roads, so you can cycle and hike. The region is fine for a holiday, a weekend or an overnight stay. Maison Les Galettes is located about 25 minutes from the motorway A71.
The region where we live is also called the Berry, the former historic province. The region has many activities and tourist attractions that you should definitely see!
Below is a selection from the range.
On our homepage we write about George Sand. The French writer from the 19th century, who grew up in the Berry. She wrote novel after novel in the beautiful and romantic house with adjacent park, which is located in the picturesque village of Nohant-Vic. The house can be visited throughout the year.
Do you like beautiful gardens? Then you should really take a look at Prieuré Notre Dame d’Orsan in Maisonnais where a tribute is paid to garden art, inspired by the Middle Ages, through vegetable gardens, orchards, a herb garden, a maze of fruit trees and a rose garden.
The beautiful garden of the Parc Floral in the medieval village of Apremont-sur-Allier is also worth a visit. This park is divided into parts with different colors, flowers, plants and structures.
Our region has several cathedrals, such as the cathedral of Bourges built in the Gothic style and the imposing basilica of Châteauneuf-sur-Cher.
There is also a special church in Le Menoux. Here you will be surprised by the overwhelming frescoes of the Bolivian artist Jorge Carrasco. He displays his cosmic image of God in a creative palette of colors and shapes that will make you happy even on a drizzly day.
France has countless castles. The best known and most beautiful castles are in the Loire region. One of them is the imposing castle of Valencay with its perfectly symmetrical gardens, which is a 1-hour drive away from us. After you have visited the castle, you can explore the castle park with, among other things, the large labyrinth of Napoleon, the fragrance garden and a petting zoo.
Do you prefer to pick up history at a castle nearby? Then visit Bouges, Meillant, Azay-le-Ferron, Ainay-le-Vieil, Sarzay or Culan.
Looking for something sporty? Sidiailles Lake is a 30-minute drive from Maison Les Galettes. A beautifully situated large recreational reservoir with a wonderful beach and spacious lawn. There is a children’s playground and pedal boats, canoes and paddle surfboards are available for rent. There is also a beautiful climbing trail with different routes. Hiking and mountain biking is also possible. A floating ‘parc aquatique’ with inflatable slides, climbing ropes and trampolines make this wonderful place complete.
But there are several waters in our area, such as Lac de Virlay and Canal de Berry, where you can cool off on a warm summer’s day with a pedal boat, (rowing) boat or electric boat, for example. In addition to cooling, it is also a wonderful and relaxing way to discover the landscape and the flora and fauna of our region.
Do you like a game of golf? Feel free to bring your golf clubs to Maison Les Galettes. At a max. 50 minutes drive from us are beautiful golf courses, such as Golf Les Sarrays, Golf Les Dryades, Ugolf Bourges Val-de-Loire and Golf du Val de Cher
Cities and villages
The nearby city of Bourges, capital of the Cher, has a cozy old town in addition to the Gothic cathedral. Bourges is also known for its regional function as a shopping city.
Good to know is that we have available from various villages and towns, including Bourges, La Châtre, Culan, Montluçon, Issoudun and Saint-Sévère-Sur-Indre, (historical) walking routes and maps, which you will find all beautiful places and show sights.
As soon as the temperatures start to rise again and the spring sun comes out, the rugs are spread and the tables are placed on the village squares and the brocante is open again! Because now say for yourself, what could be nicer than snooping through someone else’s old things on a beautiful day for just that one gem? We have the agenda with brocante and vide-greniers in our area ready for you.
Bourges : 50 km
Clermont-Ferrand: 170 km
Orléans : 180 km
Parijs : 300 km
Lyon: 315 km
About 15 minutes away you will find the larger supermarkets for groceries.