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Selles-sur-Cher

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Selles-sur-Cher which includes a small town or village and a bridge

Walk around an abandoned castle at night for a candlelit tour. Bring the kids to its charming animal farm.

Selles-sur-Cher is a charming hamlet known worldwide as the birthplace of a famous goat’s cheese. It has a few thousand inhabitants and an elegant castle that overlooks their houses.

The town’s medieval castle of Château de Selles-sur-Cher has an elegant façade and thick defensive walls. Peruse the various buildings constructed in different eras. Don clogs to learn how workers polish the shiny wooden floors of the main hall. Learn about the history of the château through its English leaflet and visit the pigs and chickens on the farm.

This village’s appeal is its pastoral charm. Amble along the grassy riverbanks and stop for a picnic in view of the château. Sit with a book in the shade of a tree. Cross the Cher River via its arched bridge. Gaze up at the spire of the village church rising above the shrubs and houses.

A local market takes place in Place Charles de Gaulle’s village center on Thursdays. Purchase flowers, books and food from the various stalls. Try the Selles-sur-Cher goat cheese, an icon of the region and famous internationally. The cheese was first produced in this region in the 19th century.

Visit some of the nearby castles, such as Château de Valençay and Château de Cheverny. Many of the castles dotted around the province were constructed in the Middle Ages to defend the region from religious wars and foreign attacks. Learn about the rich history of the area, including the story of Joan of Arc.

The village is just east of Saint Aignan in the department of Loir-et-Cher in a rural part of the Loire Valley on the flanks of the Cher River. Drive 120 miles (190 kilometers) south from Paris, which has the nearest international airport.

Selles-sur-Cher is a nice break from city life. Enjoy its slow pace of life and picturesque riverside views. The region’s weather is pleasant with hot summers, although winters can be cold.

The Dovecote of the Château des Nouies
The Dovecote of the Château des Nouies
Selles-sur-Cher, Centre-Loire Valley
This family-friendly Selles-sur-Cher vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Plage de Villedieu and Château de Selles sur Cher. Musee de Sologne and Matra Automotive ...
4/5Very Good! (5 reviews)
Gîte spacieux à proximité de Beauval et des châteaux de la Loire
"Le gîte est très spacieux et bien aménagé. Très agréable Très bien adapté pour un séjour à 2 ou 3 familles (attention pour les petits bouts: il y a un escalier en colimaçon). Le gîte est idéalement placé car proche du zoo de Beauval et des châteaux. Nous avons apprécié les consignes très claires ..."

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

The Dovecote of the Château des Nouies
Rental Balneo DUO NE ZOO Beauval Saint-aignan-sur-cher and Castles
Rental Balneo DUO NE ZOO Beauval Saint-aignan-sur-cher and Castles
Selles-sur-Cher, Centre-Loire Valley
This family-friendly Selles-sur-Cher vacation home is located on a river, 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Château de Selles sur Cher, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Plage de ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Super séjour !
"Merci beaucoup pour ce we dans une si belle maison, tout proche du Zoo de Beauval ! Nous recommadons !"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2019

Rental Balneo DUO NE ZOO Beauval Saint-aignan-sur-cher and Castles
La Pêcherie
La Pêcherie
12 rue de la Pêcherie / quai Soubeyran, Selles-sur-Cher
Situated in Selles-sur-Cher, this guesthouse is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Château de Selles sur Cher and within 9 mi (15 km) of Plage de Villedieu and Chateau de ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Charmant séjour.
"Merveilleux accueil. Mon hôte était d'une extrême gentillesse. Lit et chambre confortable dans une charmante demeure. Petit bémol qui n'est pas de son fait mais celui d'hôtel.com: mon arrivée ne lui a pas été annoncée et donc ni le fait que mon sejour était payé."

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2019

La Pêcherie
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Dovecote of the Château des Nouies
The Dovecote of the Château des Nouies
Selles-sur-Cher, Centre-Loire Valley
This family-friendly Selles-sur-Cher vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Plage de Villedieu and Château de Selles sur Cher. Musee de Sologne and Matra Automotive ...
4/5Very Good! (5 reviews)
Gîte spacieux à proximité de Beauval et des châteaux de la Loire
"Le gîte est très spacieux et bien aménagé. Très agréable Très bien adapté pour un séjour à 2 ou 3 familles (attention pour les petits bouts: il y a un escalier en colimaçon). Le gîte est idéalement placé car proche du zoo de Beauval et des châteaux. Nous avons apprécié les consignes très claires ..."

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

The Dovecote of the Château des Nouies
Rental Balneo DUO NE ZOO Beauval Saint-aignan-sur-cher and Castles
Rental Balneo DUO NE ZOO Beauval Saint-aignan-sur-cher and Castles
Selles-sur-Cher, Centre-Loire Valley
This family-friendly Selles-sur-Cher vacation home is located on a river, 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Château de Selles sur Cher, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Plage de ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Super séjour !
"Merci beaucoup pour ce we dans une si belle maison, tout proche du Zoo de Beauval ! Nous recommadons !"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2019

Rental Balneo DUO NE ZOO Beauval Saint-aignan-sur-cher and Castles
ZOO OF Beauval & Castles OF THE Loire: THE Grid OF THE Park OF THE Chateau DES Nouies
ZOO OF Beauval & Castles OF THE Loire: THE Grid OF THE Park OF THE Chateau DES Nouies
Selles-sur-Cher, Centre-Loire Valley
This family-friendly Selles-sur-Cher vacation home is located on a river, within 3 mi (5 km) of Plage de Villedieu and Château de Selles sur Cher. Musee de Sologne ...
5/5Exceptional! (18 reviews)
Lovely stay in our Loire Gite
"We stayed 6 nights in the Lodge house of the chateau grounds. The chateau is owned by Francois Brunault who is restoring it. He is very welcoming indeed and very happy for those staying in the gite to wander the grounds including around the chateau. The chateau sits in grounds of 12 hectares and ..."

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

ZOO OF Beauval & Castles OF THE Loire: THE Grid OF THE Park OF THE Chateau DES Nouies
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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