Situated in the quiet hamlet of Chezelet surrounded by vineyards and bordered by the River Vienne and the Forest of Chinon, the gite provides an ideal base for visiting the majestic chateaux of the Loire Valley. 

The gite is approximately 1.5k from the villages of Panzoult and Cravant-les-Coteaux.

Panzoult has a bar-tabac, boulangerie, tennis court, basketball, boules pitch, childrens play area and fishing lake surrounded by picnic tables and barbeques.

In Cravant les Coteaux there is an auberge, bar-tabac, bar, boulangerie. The nearest supermarkets - plus other amenities - are in L'ile Bouchard, approximately 4k from the properties.

Chezelet, Panzoult Chinon

The area around Chinon and the Loire Valley

The area is ideal for walking, fishing and canoeing on the River Vienne and River Loire or cycling through the vineyards and the forest - bikes and canoes can be hired from Chinon.......... or simply relaxing by the swimming pool, the area and property has much to offer a family or party of five!

River Vienne Chinon
Riverside tree lined avenue Chinon
Banks of the River Vienne Chinon
Chinon centre

The medieval town of Chinon with narrow cobbled streets is approximately 9k from the property. In the town there is a large range of shops, supermarkets and restuarants, every Thursday there is a large open market in the town.

The chateaux of Chinon, Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry, Usse, Amboise, Langeais, Loches, Chenonceau and Saumur are all within easy reach of the gite.
Tours - the regional capital - is about 30k from Chezelet - a train service runs from Chinon to the city. From Tours it is possible to take the TGV to Paris (1hr), Charles de Gaulle Airport (1.5hrs) or fly direct from Tours to Stansted/Dublin with Ryanair.

Flights to Poitiers from London Stansted, Dublin and Manchester

For links to airline/car hire/ferry companies/eurotunnel/route planner and tourist information websites, visit the "useful links" page on this site to find out more about the area and getting there.

Medieval Chinon streetview

Futuroscope is 45 mins away. The nearest airports are Tours, Poitiers, Angers and Nantes - all airports have car hire available.

Nearby the gite......

panzoult playground
chinon chateau, river vienne and plage
chinon, river vienne from the chateau
chezelet gite walk to the river
chezelet gite gone fishing
sunflowers chezelet gite
cycling in the vineyards chinon gite
The Loire bike trails

Vehicle free cycle tracks click here for more information

Cycle path signposts chezelet
Canoeing in Chinon
Chinon Chateau and River Vienne
Tree adventure park Chinon
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lake at panzoult

Panzoult Lake and Play Area

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Cave Touristique de Panzoult.....visit the site here

Panzoult cave interior
Interior Panzoult Cave
cave at panzoult interior view

Further afield - all within easy reach


Futuroscope - visit

saumur - val de loire

Saumur - visit


Loches - visit


Richelieu - visit


Ville de Tours - visit

karting Villeperdue.
Mini Chateaux Amboise

Mini Chateau Amboise - visit

Amboise Loire Valley

Amboise - visit

Zoo Doue La Fontaine

Zoo at Doue La Fontaine - visit


Langais - visit


Loudun - visit

Chatea de L'islette

Chateau de L'Islette - visit

st benoit la foret adventure park

Saint Benoit Adventure Park - visit

Da Vinci Museum Amboise

Da Vinci Museum - visit


Chenonceau - visit


Villandry - visit

Fontevaud Abbey

Fontevraud L'Abbaye - visit

azay le rideau

Azay Le Rideau - visit

Candes Saint Martin
Karting at Loudun

Karting Villeperdue - visit

Aquarium Amboise

Touraine Aquarium - visit

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Canoes, Kayaks and Bikes Chinon - visit

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Combined: Bike, Wine Visit and Canoe  Chinon - visit

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Bikes Rental - Chinon - visit