Activities & The Loire Valley

Fancy a horse ride?

We can provide you with information about riding schools near our establishment.

During apple season, from July to September, take part in apple picking with Les Vergers de La Manse and leave, if you wish, with the fruit you have picked. 

It's a family activity that will delight young and old alike.

The swimming pool, sauna and fitness room are open during the season every day from 10am to 8pm.



Activities around the Chateau

To make your stay one you will never forget, Château Laroche-Ploquin offers original and exciting activities.



The Famous Loire Valley

While famous for its chateaus, the Loire Valley is also a wine growing and gastronomic region. Make the most of a stay at the château to explore the wonders of the region. 


The riches of the region

The 4* Château Laroche-Ploquin is surrounded by numerous historic monuments: Châteaux, Fortress, Abbey...

Sully-sur-Loire, Valençay, Chinon, Azay-le-Rideau, Clos Lucé, Langeais, Chambord, Brissac, Saumur, Blois, Villandry, Brézé, Chaumont-sur-Oise, the Cadre Noir at Saumur and Frontevraud, Amboise, Chenonceau, Angers, Loches, Cheverny.





Loches is a magnificent fortified town. Its keep, considered to be a masterpiece of 11th-century military architecture, stands 36 metres high and overlooks the 700 m² medieval garden. 

The Royal Palace of Loches

The neighbouring royal dwelling, which overlooks the town, is an emblem of late medieval architecture. It was here that Joan of Arc met the man who would become Charles VII.

The Château of Azay-le-Rideau

The Château d'Azay-le-Rideau, with its imposing edifice overlooking the Indre river, was built during the reign of François 1st. The water mirror reveals the beauty of the building.

The Château of Vilandry

The Château de Villandry is a must-see during your stay, and you'll be sure to fall in love with its gardens and admire the thousands of flowers and plants for which it is famous.


A true testament to history, Chinon castle has been occupied for three thousand years. However, it was not until the end of the Gallic period that a warrior established his residence here. In the 10th century, the site took on a strategic role as a means of controlling the Loire Valley.


The Château d'Amboise overlooking the Loire is steeped in history and was once a stronghold of French royalty. From Francis I to Charles VII, via Leonardo da Vinci, visit the town of Amboise and succumb to its charm.

The Château of Langeais

The château of Langeais, with its two magnificent buildings: the tower of Foulques Nerra, the oldest keep in France, and the château of Louis XI, with its feudal architecture on the town side and its Renaissance-inspired courtyard.



Wine Tourism

The 4* Château Laroche-Ploquin is the ideal starting point for a wine-tasting break in neighbouring towns whose names alone speak of the grape varieties and terroirs from which they come: Chinon, Bourgueil, Vouvray, Montlouis. 

Ask at reception, and we'll be happy to advise you on the best sites for wine tasting and winery visits.

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