Known above all for its hiking, the Échandon valley, which Joan of Arc once crossed to reach Chinon, is also ideal for a beautiful cycle tour. On the menu, the rich heritage of the town of Esvres and Veigné crossed by Santiago de Compostela by Bike.
Distance: from 15 to 26 km
Duration: from 1AM to 10PM
Difficulty : Easy
The Martinière Arboretum in Veigné
4-hectare park labeled “Remarkable Garden” offering the discovery of an impressive collection of traditional, original and exotic bamboo, conifers, trees and shrubs. Open by appointment and some scheduled weekends.
Wind turbine Bollee d'Esvres
Built in 1898 to supply the Château de la Villaines, this wind turbine operated until the end of the 1950s. It was restored in 2005. The Association for the Safeguarding of Esvrien Heritage (ASPE) offers guided tours.
The Girault Bridge
The Pont Girault, also known as Pont-aux-Fées, is a Gallo-Roman bridge from the 3th century which once linked the towns of St Branchs and Esvres. Composed of 1429 beautiful arches, this monument was used by Joan of Arc on her way to Chinon (in XNUMX) as well as by pilgrims in the footsteps of Santiago de Compostela.
The Washhouse of the Fountain
It attracted the washerwomen of the surrounding hamlets in an enchanting landscape environment.
The Chateau de Taffonneau
2th century manor house, restored and remodeled in the 1410th century. This noble residence has a floor with adjoining wing and XNUMX staircase turrets which form a stronghold, belonging to the Château de Montbazon and which belonged in XNUMX to Jean Berruyer (private property).