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« Une Escale En Berry », your access to the local treasures

Set in a stunning landscape, the priory guesthouse « Une Escale En Berry » is ideally located in the department of Cher off the beaten tracks. Close to the A71 (10 minutes), A20 and A85 the town of Foëcy promises wonderful encounters and surprising discoveries at the gateway of Sologne (500m bike ride from the Berry Canal and on the road to vineyards in the heart of France).
Start with a wander through town, the cradle of chinaware. After a visit to the Deshoulières museum take a detour to admire the grave of Louis Lourioux, one of France's greatest ceramist.

If you are interested in pottery and ceramics, head straight for the Centre de Céramique Contemporaine de la Borne. Many craftsmen living in the village will reveal their secrets on the art of working Sandstone.
« Une Escale En Berry », your access to the local treasures

The right place to revisit history ...

Art lovers and history enthusiasts will be able to walk in the footsteps of Jeanne d'Arc in Mehun sur Yèvre and have quick access to the Chateau de la Loire (Loire Castles). Palais Jacques Coeur, Meillant, Azay le Ferron, Chenonceau, Gargilesse, Loches, Valençay, Amboise ...

The Capazza Art Gallery exhibits the works of international artists. At the « Pôle des étoiles » amateurs of astronomy will rejoice at the digital planetarium. The Chateau de la Chapelle d'Angillon, the residence of the princes of the sovereign principality of Boisbelle, hosts one of the oldest examples of military architecture in Cher with its square dungeon built in 1100.

The towns are full of hidden gems !

In Bourges (25km) the cathedral is classified as World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

Vierzon (7km) houses the church of Notre Dame and the Fours Banaux Museum.

The picturesque village of Graçay and its church of Notre Dame, the apse of St Martin, the Pierre Levée Dolmen ...

The free-access maze in Vignes de Quincy invites you to explore through time from prehistoric times to present day.

As a family outing, think about a day trip to Saint Aignan for a change of scenery at the Zoo Parc de Beauval, less than an hour drive from Foëcy.
« Une Escale En Berry », your access to the local treasures
« Une Escale En Berry », your access to the local treasures

Preserved natural sites to escape ...

Ecotourism fans will enjoy setting out in search of adventure in the forest of Sologne or the regional natural park of Brenne. They will be able to let off steam on sport paths among a landscape of low woodland, ponds and step-sided valleys.

On foot or on bikes, along the various mountain bike routes of the Valençay countryside or the Berry Canal, sporting challenges have to be lived to the full.

Berry a land of a thousand and one flavours ...

The most discerning food lovers in a quest for authentic local delicacies will head for the vineyard route in the heart of France (Chateaumeillant, Reuilly, Quincy, Mennetou-Salon, Sancerre, Pouilly sur Loire). Gourmet stops are numerous. While roaming cross the Berrichon region you can sample fabulous cheese AOC (les crottins de Chavignol, le Pouligny-Saint-Pierre, le Selles-sur-Cher, le Valençay), the green lentils of Berry with its delicious nutty flavour, the exquisite galette Berichonne or the irresistible Sablés de Nançay.

A lively and cheerful region Berry offers each year a large agenda of events : concerts, exhibitions, fairs, classical and baroque music festivals in abbeys, castles and churches.
These are all good reasons to combine travelling with pleasure while enjoying the comfort and warmth of a home base while staying at the Guesthouse & Table d'hôtes « Une Escale En Berry » at the priory of Foëcy.
« Une Escale En Berry », your access to the local treasures