Gastronomy / Terroir


With eight designations of origin, there are lots of vineyards and cellars to be visited in the Loir-et-Cher. Several estates open their doors to visitors so that you can discover their know-how, such as:

The salon des Vins du coin which takes place at the end of the year is worth a visit, it showcases winemakers who make natural wines in the Loir-et-Cher and surrounding areas.


Established in Blois, the Poulain chocolate factory gave some others the idea of making chocolate too.
These include the Max Vauché chocolate factory in Bracieux; workshops for children and adults, guided tours, Choco’Bar.


Sustainable farming

Some farms are committed to sustainable development and they welcome visitors:

One of our personal favorites at Ethic Etapes

Le Petit Jardin à Blois : a neighbourhood grocery store selling organic and local produce.