Our team is committed to the sustainable development, a commitment widely shared by a majority of service providers in the territory
In our incontournables, , in addition to the very present history and heritage, the emphasis is put on "slow tourism" (nature, water and roaming), but also on know-how (including gastronomy, where the greatest part is given to the local supplies, and art crafts) that contribute to sustainable development...
Our tourist gems, accessible by public transport, can be discovered on foot or by bike... and are awarded:
Town and Country of Art and History
The label «Town and Country of art and history» classifies territories that, aware of the stakes represented by the ownership of their architecture and their heritage by the inhabitants, commit to an active approach of knowledge, conservation, mediation and support for the architectural quality and the living environment.
Chinon is classified City of Art and History
This ranking is the act by which the public authorities recognize the efforts made by a community to structure a suitable tourist offer and a reception of excellence.
Chinon, Richelieu, Sainte-Maure de Touraine and Savigny-en-Véron are among the tourist municipalities
The most beautiful Detours of France
The Most Beautiful Detours of France are small tourist towns where we are always sure to find an interesting heritage, an artisanal and gastronomic identity, an accommodation and a quality welcome. These are towns where it is good to stroll.
Come and discover Chinon which is one of the most beautiful detours in France. Don’t forget to stop by the office to ask for your free copy of the Michelin guide to know the most beautiful detours in France
The association’s statutory objectives are to preserve and enhance the heritage of its member villages in order to increase their reputation and thus promote their economic development.
Candes Saint-Martin and Crissay-sur-Manse are among the most beautiful villages in France
Une Station Verte est un territoire d'accueil au coeur des terroirs, reconnu au niveau national comme une Station organisée proposant des séjours porteurs de sens, en faveur d'un tourisme nature, authentique, humain et respectueux de l'environnement.
Richelieu is a green resort.
We develop activities related to sustainable development
- The balades douceurs on Wednesday
- Our guided walking tours in Azay-le-Rideau, Chinon, Richelieu and Sainte-Maure de Touraine
- Our offres packagées are essentially soft roaming (bike or boat) for individuals, such as an offer vélo et pique-nique to pick up from the producer, restaurant owner, etc. with local products.
The Azay Chinon Val de Loire toursit office’s team (OT) optimises its consumption of maintenance product, selects products with the Eco-Vert label.
The OT selects the printers with whom it works to obtain PEFC certification labels…
Regarding paper printing, the OT places more and more orders for reams of recycled paper….
Our local producers in short circuit
The Tourist Office, continues its efforts for the environment and sustainable development based on the projects of the Communities of Municipalities.
The reception offices in Azay-le-Rideau, Chinon and Montbazon will be refurbished in the coming years to improve their insulation and allow a decrease in their energy consumption.
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