There are 25 parishes along the Loir river
Areines, Artins, Brevainville, Couture-sur-Loir, Fréteval, Lavardin, Les Roches-l’Évêque, Lignières, Lisle, Mazangé, Meslay, Montoire-sur-le-Loir, Morée, Naveil, Pezou, Saint-Firmin-des-Prés, Saint-Hilaire-la-GraVelle, Saint-Jacques-des-Guérets, Saint-Jean-Froidmentel, Saint-Martin-des-Bois, Saint-Ouen, Thoré-la-Rochette, Trôo, Vendôme and Villiers-sur-Loir.
The Loir river is everywhere in the charming center of Vendôme with numerous canals, stone and wooden bridges…
At nightfall, come and stroll in a city of art and history and discover its exceptional historical patrimony sublimated by water and light.
The most daring among you can hunt the Saint Bienheuré dragon!
Along the Loir, you will be able to admire many washhouses, the remains of a by-gone era when women used to go to the river to wash their laundry…
You will notice that most of them have a hand-winch to adjust the pontoon according to the level of the water.
Some remarkable washhouses such as that of the Cordeliers in the Ronsard park in Vendôme, and the ones in Saint-Jacques-des-Guérets, Lavardin and Fréteval.