Ten kilometers from the Moulin de Vrin is the charming town of La Charité-sur-Loire, Set on the historic pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostela in France, t he church of Sainte-Croix-Notre-Dame figures on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. You can also spend a few hours hunting for treasures at the local booksellers stands, the "bouquinistes".

The city of Bourges known for its historic town center, its cathedral and its annual music festival, the Printemps de Bourges, is 45 minutes away.

Nevers, capital of porcelain-making, is 40 minutes away.

At Guedelon castle, craftsmen are building a reconstruction of a medieval chateau -- without any modern conveniences, and using only tools from the 13th century. It is located 1 hour from the Moulin de Vrin.

APREMONT SUR ALLIER, One of the most beautiful villages in France with its floral park labeled 'remarkable garden' by the Ministry of Culture

Château de Guédelon

Église Notre Dame


Canoë:Take a canoe tour on the Loire for half a day or a full day

Rai-bikes: Discover local wine country by taking a tour on rail-bikes that operate on a former train track, crossing over 3 Loire River bridges.

The banks of the Loire canals are ideal for a short bike trip. Bikes can be borrowed based on availability.

Auto racing: The Magny Cours race track is 30 minutes away.

Regional "terroir"

Discover the wines of the Loire valley. Whether you prefer red, white or rose, you'll find what you're looking for as you comb the region's wine caves. Try Sancerre, Pouilly sur Loire, Pouilly fume or Menetou Salon....