Richelieu is a French commune located in the department of Indre-et-Loire and the Centre-Val de Loire region of France. It was created by Cardinal Richelieu in 1631 and is a masterpiece of the planning and the architecture of the 17th century. Since 1997, the town of Richelieu is famous for its lively festival in July every other year. The town has all sorts of amenities including restaurants, bakeries, pharmacies and doctors. It is located in the Regional National Park Loire-Anjou-Touraine, so nature lovers can practice hiking and discover the fantastic landscapes of this area. Cycling, fishing, horse riding, swimming, golfing, skating or even climbing into a hot-air balloon are some of the activities that the area provides. Richelieu is located just 50 minutes from Poitiers international airport with low cost flights from the UK.
Richelieu is situated 50 minutes from Poitiers international airport with low cost flights from the UK. It is approximately 21 km away from the TER train station in Chinon and 31 Km from Chatellerault TGV train station.
Thanks to its great location, nature lovers can practice hiking and discover the fantastic landscapes of this area. Cycling, fishing, horse riding, swimming, golfing, skating and even hot-air ballooning are some of the activities that are on offer. There is a market on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, and every Friday morning there is an exclusive food market under les Halles XVIIeme. There is also a night “gourmand” market every year in August. Look out for local fairs which take place on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month.
Food and drink
Nougat richelais is a pastry delicacy of the town. High quality fruits come from the Loire Valley and central France, including cherries grown for the liqueur Guignolet and the Belle Angevine pears. Fish are seen in the cuisine as well as wild game, lamb, calves, Charolais cattle, Géline fowl, and high quality goat cheeses. A number of vegetables are used often in the cuisine as are the specialty mushrooms of the region, champignons de Paris. Vinegars from Orléans are a speciality ingredient used as well.
- Auberge le Cardinal, 3 Rue Ecluses, 37120 Tel: 02 47 58 18 57
- La Boule d’Or, 9 Place Louis XIII, 37120 Tel: 02 47 58 26 24
Our team of sale advisers at Sextant Properties will be happy to help you find a property in Indre et Loire. We have a large network of agents there. All of them are registered French estate agents and speak fluently English. Whatever the kind of property you are looking for, we will do our best to find a property matching your requirements. Do not hesitate to contact us to find out more about our selection of properties for sale in Richelieu.