Visit of the medieval city of Mennetou-sur-Cher
A must-see during your stay in the Loir-et-Cher
Accessible all year round, the charming medieval city of Mennetou-sur-Cher is located on the banks of the Cher River. It is during the summer period that you will have the opportunity to take a guided tour. Soak up the place and its atmosphere during a daytime visit but also at night, with torches!
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What to see during your stroll in the medieval city
Your stroll will take you through the picturesque cobbled streets, beautifully flowered in spring. You will notice the 13th century ramparts, the old small houses made of stones, in cob and with sublime half-timberings.
Continue your walk and go to the church of Saint-Urbain of the XIth, XIIIth and XVIth centuries, which stands under the name of Saint Urbain. This charming monument has a square choir in the Angevin Gothic style.
Rich of its defensive past, you will also find the three circular towers of the city; the towers with archers, but also fortified square doors. It is near the southern gate that you will finally see one of the rare drawbridges preserved from the 19th century.
What to do in Mennetou-sur-Cher ?
After discovering the medieval city of Mennetou-sur-Cher, the city offers different activities for all to keep children and parents busy. For example, you can go to the open-air swimming pool, which is open from June 1st to September 3rd and closes every Monday.
You can also practice tennis thanks to the different courses that can be offered. The medieval city also offers the possibility to play a game of petanque thanks to its petanque courts. Finally, children can also enjoy the playground on the beach of Mennetou-sur-Cher.
Events and festivities in Mennetou-sur-Cher
In May, you will find the Andouillettes and Small Breeders Fair of the Canton.
In July, the medieval festival, Thierry la Fronde.
To know more about the events and festivities as well as the numerous activities to practice during your vacations or weekend, do not hesitate to consult the website of the Tourist Office of Mennetou-sur-Cher.