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10 Reasons to visit the Brenne Regional Park

The Parc naturel régional de la Brenne, in Indre, is a haven of wealthy, inexperienced landscapes and residential to all method of wildlife, together with many species of birds and a few somewhat particular turtles…

1. Get away from all of it

Breathe within the recent air and benefit from the peace and quiet. This unspoilt park boasts loads of area and only a few individuals. Known because the 'land of a thousand lakes', it's residence to a hilly and wooded panorama to the south, whereas the Anglin and Creuse rivers, the place hedgerows and crops mingle, kind steep, wild valleys punctuated by fairly villages.

2. Outdoor actions

Make the many of the nice outside and discover on foot, bicycle or horseback. There are loads of greenways, a protected and peaceable method to benefit from the countryside with out the interruption of visitors. Or soar in a canoe and look at this beautiful panorama from the river.

3. Exceptional landscapes

Discover distinctive nature and assorted landscapes within the second largest wetland in France (after Champagne). Here you’ll discover springs, streams, rivers, peat bogs and water meadows, all the proper atmosphere for a biodiverse providing of crops and animals.

4. Birders' paradise

There are quite a few hides dotted in regards to the park so bird-lovers can spot the various and assorted species that decision the realm residence. Spring is an unimaginable time to see grebes and terns constructing their nests and elevating their younger.

© Parc Naturel Brenne Official web site

5. See turtles up shut

Take time to identify the European pond turtles. The Brenne is a perfect atmosphere for this small freshwater turtle that lives within the wild between ponds and meadows the truth is, a – staggering 90% of the French inhabitants of this species is discovered within the Brenne.

6. Terrific terroir

The Brenne has a wealthy and assorted larder, together with the well-known Pouligny-Saint-Pierre, a goat's cheese with a gentle and creamy style, produced solely within the park. Meet farmers, cheese-makers, honey producers and extra – and luxuriate in a style of their unimaginable merchandise!

7. Idyllic villages

Visit among the stunning, unspoilt villages, discover the Fifteenth-century Château d'Azay-le-Ferron, or marvel on the Château du Bouchet, a historic monument close to the Maison du Parc in Rosnay. At the Maison du Parc, you possibly can study all in regards to the Brenne, and dine on native specialties within the restaurant. It can be the place to begin for a mountain climbing path and two biking circuits, however earlier than you set off, make sure you go to the audiovisual
room, which tells the story of the Brenne, the fauna, the flora and the lives of the lads, ladies and kids who reside and work right here.

© Parc Naturel Brenne Official web site

8. Experienced guides

The regional park has a workforce of specialists available to take care of the park and share its manifold delights with guests. Brit Tony Williams, as an example, has lived, labored and guided in Brenne for over 30 years, and is captivated with birds and conservation, holding a level in Applied Zoology.

9. Explore on horseback

Fans of all issues equine will adore it right here. A bunch of various trails and lodging, from campsites to B&Bs to gîtes, are able to welcome you and your horse so you may make your vacation a real escape from the hustle and bustle of recent residing.

10. Autumn pleasures

Beautiful all yr spherical, the Brenne Regional Natural Park takes on a really particular kind of magic within the autumn. In the early morning, benefit from the peaceable pastime of pond fishing; within the late afternoon be careful for frequent cranes returning to the roost; and at evening take heed to the bellowing of the deer. But no matter time of yr you go to, you’ll discover occasions, outings, particular visits, flea markets, exhibits and festivals to entertain you. If you possibly can tear your self away from all that peace and quiet, after all.

For extra data, go to www.parc-naturel-brenne.fr/destination-brenne

From France Today journal

Lead picture credit score: Tern within the Brenne park © Hellio / Van Inguen

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