The Sport Activities

Sports activities in the surrounding area (not included)

Walking in the 3 marked trails (6, 12 or 20 kms) leaving from the village, which will allow you to enjoy a breathtaking view on the scenery landscape. Or simply a stroll in the park of Parelles where nature has taken over the old stone quarry.

In the surrounding area you can play golf at Les Dryades Golf & Spa (6 km) or go horse riding (4 km).

You can also play tennis in Crevant on the municipal field at 200 m.

A new multi-activity leisure center Sensa Parc in Pouligny Notre-Dame (8km):

  • Ski lift for kneeboarding, water skiing, wakeboarding and wakestate
  • BMX track
  • Discgolf
  • Volleyball
  • Pétanque

Driving on a circuit of Legende (the circuit of La Châtre (16 km):

  • Formula Renault 2000 with Euroformula
  • Tours motorcycle, auto, …

Practice horse riding in one of the equestrian centers of the region: the equestrian domain of Calypso de La Berthenoux; The equestrian center and pony club of Belleplace de La Châtre; The white horsehair of Pouligny-Notre-Dame.

Cultural Activities

The George Sand House and its park in Nohant-sur-Vic, discover through a guided tour the life and the house where George Sand wrote most of his novels and lived with other artists of his time: F. Chopin, F. Litz, H. Balzac, E. Delacroix, G. Flaubert and V. Hugo.


George Sand Museum and the Black Valley in La Châtre, this museum allows you to complete your visit to the house of George Sand by discovering his letters, manuscripts and photos; To discover the paintings of the Gargilesse-Crozant school. And to see an astonishing collection of 2,500 birds naturalized.

The Maison des Traditions in Chassignolles, housed in an old farm of Berry, it presents the history of the peasantry and the campaigns in Black Valée from 1850 to 1950.

The Pottier village of the Archers and its museum in the Châtelet, pottery village in the south of Berry with its 7 workshops open all year, its pottery museum and its potters’ market, it is a must visit for lovers of Art and pottery.

The Parc des Parelles in Crevant, quoted by George Sand in his book “Legends Rustiques” of 1851, is located in the heart of a surprising granite massif. You will discover, through 3 hiking trails, the “dorderins”: magnificent and imposing blocks of granite with the rounded appearance.

The Covered Wooden Bridge at Pont Chrétien (36)

Located in the pretty valley of the Bouzanne, this small classified wooden bridge is the only example in France of this type of construction, mostly carried away by floods or abandoned. This architectural ensemble constitutes an extraordinary work, a veritable witness of a bygone past.

Maison de fête à Sainte-Sévére sur Indre, live behind the scenes of the filming of Jacques Tati’s film “Jour de fête” shot in the summer of 1947. Following the visit of the Maison, go around the village and discover where The different scenes of the film were shot.

A walk in the city of Argenton, visit his museum of the shirt factory and the archaeological site of Argentomagus vestige of the Gallo-Roman period

The village of Gargilesse-Dampierre, village of artists classified among the most beautiful villages of France and its Romanesque church of the XIIth, Notre Dame de Gargilesse.
The abbey church of Notre Dame de Puyferrand in Le Chatelet dates from the 11th century and has been listed as a Historic Monument since 1911. During a guided tour you can discover the anecdotes and the historical facts that make this site one of the jewels of the Berry Roman.

The Saint-Etienne Basilica in Nevy-Saint-Sepulcher, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built on the model of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem.

The church of St. Martin de Vic, in Nohant-Vic, with its incredible painted frescoes of the 12th century which illustrate the Bible in the manner of a comic strip.

The town of La Châtre,

The tiling of Pouligny in Cheniers, tiles, bricks, pottery, ears of ridge, potters’ ovens, brickmakers, rural life, population migrations, history of trades and know-how will be the essential elements of your visit in A unique architectural setting.

The fortress of Crozant, the castle reached its apogee in medieval times and then undermined by the Wars of Religions, was sold at auction by Louis XIII until the acquisition of the site by the commune of Crozant in 1994: do Of a major heritage site a lever of local development, contributing notably to a tourist dynamic throughout the Valley of the Painters.


The Shop

There are a few local shops: bakery, butcher, grocery store, newspaper, hairdresser.

For the biggest purchases, you can go to the supermarkets of La Châtre or Aigurande located about ten minutes by car.

The market of Aigurande takes place on Friday morning and La Châtre on Saturday morning.

Possibility to buy products directly from neighboring farms.