There is an unmissable picnic area in Lavardin next to the gothic bridge, with a beautiful view over the medieval fortress built on a promontory and the peaceful babble of the Loir flowing at your feet.
Bonus: on a hot day, under the cool shade of the weeping willows, you will avoid sunburns.
Our favorite place is in Saint-Jacques-des-Guérets, on the left bank of the Loir river facing the little troglodytic town of Trôo.
After or before your picnic stop, we strongly recommend visiting the church where you can admire the magnificent frescos from the late 12th century.
In this charming village, you can also see a washhouse overlooking the old water mill.