|If you are town-twinned with Saint-Florent-sur-Cher, the reference to Bourges (German, English, Français) should not be missing from any travel advice. The city, whose main attraction is the Saint-Étienne Cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage Site), has much more to offer. And in the surrounding countryside, there is an almost endless variety of cultural and natural highlights to discover.
Interesting in every respect is the blog “Mein Frankreich” of the versatile journalist Hilke Maunder, which is excitingly available in many languages, such as German, English and en Français.
A recommendation for the Berry, the name of the landscape that includes the departments of Cher and Indre, would certainly be incomplete without a reference to the great writer George Sand, whose house can be visited. Virtually, you can walk and marvel here in English as well as en Français.
Asterix and Obelix were also on the move in the Berry, as you can see for yourself on the Creuse tourism site.
The Abbaye Noïrlac (English, Français) is located 40 km south of Bourges, a stone’s throw from Saint Florent sur Cher by car. It offers everything a Cistercian monastery should: culture, pleasure and exercise in the unique monastery garden. With the Cher, we must also mention the Loire, which makes up not only the Berry but the whole of France.
The Ladies’ Castle of Chenonceau (German, English, Français) is not only one of the most beautiful castles on the Loire, it was also the destination of a day trip during the partnership meeting.
Garden lovers can find out more on the website of the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (German, English, Français). The fact that one day is not enough for gardening enthusiasts is shown by the website Gartenlandschaft, which also reveals a wide range of other ideas, only available in German, as is the trip along the Loire.
Under the slogan “France from the sofa”, the website “Explore France” (German, English, Français) has the whole of France in view, including overseas – simply for dreaming.