Hunting and Fishing

Game-filled forests, strong local traditions, and innumerable ponds and lakes have been drawing hunters and fishermen to Touraine and Sologne for centuries.

Let us not forget that the Chateau of Chambord might not exist if François I hadn't been both an impassioned hunter and an inspired amateur architect.   In 1519 he asked Leonardo da Vinci to build him a hunting lodge, which became the magnificent chateau that we know today.