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 products after a bike ride, the best spot is the former train station of Thoré-la-Rochette, today a wine and Vendômois local products shop. Michèle and Pascal will help you find everything you need for your picnic in the vineyards next door: terrine, pâté, Coteaux du Vendômois AOC (Protected Designation of Origin, PDO) wine, grape or apple juice…All you need to bring is some bread!

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…


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