Santilly is located some 55 miles (89 kilometers) from Paris, the capital of France.
Centre - Loire Valley is wonderfully endowed with fabulous attractions, from big-ticket tourist hotspots to lesser known nooks and crannies. Roughly 5 miles (8 kilometers) away you'll find Artenay. Set aside a day here to discover the Theatre Museum Forain and Church of Artenay.
While you are staying in Santilly, don't forget to enjoy Orleans. Approximately 17 miles (27 kilometers) away, this regional transport and shopping hub is where you'll find House of Joan of Arc, Sainte-Croix Cathedral and St. Pierre-le-Puellier. And don't head back to Santilly until you've visited Orleans' Place de la Loire and Place du Martroi.
To really get an understanding of a region, you need to step back into earlier times. Centre - Loire Valley's evocative castles are a great starting point. Take a trip to Centre - Loire Valley's craft workshops. These are great places to spend time, particularly when the weather is unpleasant.
Explore a side of the region most visitors don't see by accompanying an expert guide on one of the winery tours, city walking tours and cycling tours.
When it is time to depart this unique place, say goodbye the way French's do, with a heartfelt "Au revoir / À bientôt."