Indre villas are the perfect base for a relaxing holiday. Visit impressive chateaux and gardens like Chateau de Bouges, Chateau Chinon and Chateau Amboise, and enjoy shopping and eating out in the historic towns and cities of the region. The area is known as ‘The garden of France' thanks to the expanses of unspoilt countryside. Reserve de la Haute Touche is just one of the natural parks you can explore on foot or by hiring bikes, but this one offers the added excitement of exotic animals including lynx, turtles and moose, making it a firm favourite with children. Try La Brenne for more serious bird-watching and spot some of the many rare species that live here.