Boischaut Sud in Berry seduces with its rural heritage


 

Rural landscape of Boischaut Sud

Rural landscape of Boischaut Sud

From 16th to 17th of June are held the Heritage Days and mills in France. So why not going green in Boischaut Sud?

Less known than the most famous bocages in western France, the Berrichon model is also to discover.

It is located in Boischaut Sud, a natural transition region between the Paris Basin and the Massif Central. The region lives mainly from its agriculture and its tourist attractions: cultural heritage and natural areas.

Boischaut Sud straddles the departments of Cher and Indre, in the historic region of Berry and part of that of Bourbonnais. It is also bordered by the surrounding natural regions of Sologne, Champagne Berrichonne, Brenne and Monts de la Marche.

Among the 130 towns of Boischaut Sud are four major cities: La Chatre, Argenton-sur-Creuse, Le Blanc, and Saint-Amand Montrond. They have about 5,000 up to 10,000 inhabitants. There is therefore an urban activity in the region but it remains modest.

Since the 19th century, polyculture has developed in the region. It consists of meadows to feed cattle, sheep and goats, vines, fruit trees and also cereals.

Its goat cheeses from Levroux and Valençay are also renowned and exported. Its bocages and glens contribute to the maintenance of biodiversity.

The craft traditions: pottery (Le Châtelet), leather and parchment (Levroux) are showcased in local museums. The architectural heritage is also remarkable between rural and stately homes.

The architectural heritage is also remarkable between rural and stately homes. History has left many memories in a region where great people lived: Talleryand in Valençay, Georges Sand and Chopin in Nohant. All these assets seduce more and more tourists.

So, tempted ?

 

Find out more

Local map with interesting places from Tourism in France website

Association for Rural Development of the region

Local blog with news and activities calendar

Argenton-sur-Creuse in Berry Tourist Office

Georges Sand region Tourist Office

 

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