Picnic in the vineyards

"Bon appétit"!

There are several places where you will be able to eat on a gingham-checked tablecloth (cliché, yes, but so chic!) surrounded by the vineyards.

Here are some ideas for your next picnic in the open-air with your family, friends and “chéri”…


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The most “chic”

If you like mixing patrimony and picnics, you should go to the “Pente des Coutis” over Vendôme.
It’s an ideal site with a view over the Trinity church and the chateau of Vendôme.
If it rains, you can take refuge in the vineyard lodge next to the panoramic table viewing map.


The most nostalgic

If you feel like sampling some local productsafter a bike ride, the best spot is of Thoré-la-Rochette. 

The perfect spot for gourmet families is in Thoré-La-Rochette. You can have a picnic in the old train station or in the vineyards after having bought your local products at Comptoir des Cocottes in the village village.

You will be given expert advice on how to make your picnic basket.

And after your picnic, why not a little journey on the excursion train ?

The most authentic

Do you enjoy nature and surprises ?

Just imagine a spring day, vineyards sloping down to the Loir river and a tree to picnic under in the shade on your gingham-checked table-cloth…

You are on the Rochambeau walking circuit at Villiers-sur-Loir. Your picnic in the vineyards will become a part of the sweet Vendôme way of life that you will remember forever with nostalgia…

“This panoramic view of Vendôme is amazing ! And we laughed when a shower broke out and we quickly took refuge in the little vineyard house next door.” Sonia & Claude, Parisians on weekends

“Before leaving on the circuit, we stopped at the Cave des Vignerons Vendômois to buy a bottle of wine to enjoy during the picnic. We were well advised and we came back after our hike to bring back some of this Vendôme terroir in our suitcases, in order to make our friends discover it during an aperitif.” Jacques and Martine, retired Rouen on holiday at the campsite of Montoire-sur-le-Loir

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