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Le Grand-Pressigny sprawls along a hill where the Claise and Aigron rivers come together, between the beautiful forests of Courtis and Pressigny. It's on the borders of Touraine and Poitou.
It's a typical charming French village with the usual facilities; restaurants and cafe, Boulangerie, a couple of general shops, and a hotel. There is a Tourist Information Office on the main square and they can tell you about events and local accommodation. There is an annual fesitval called the 'Genius of Man' each year between July and August. And there are some good B&B's in the area like Les Limornieres, Chez Laudrice, Chateau de La Celle - Guenand, amongst others.
The most interesting thing in the town is a magnificent Renaissance castle which sits proudly on the hill, once managed by the Princes of Savoie. It's now home to a museum of pre-history, where you can learn a great deal about our ancestors from the Neolithic period. It's worth a visit.
And some may find it surprising to learning that in this place, they've found evidence of a pre-historic industry of flint export to Switzerland!
Le Grand-Pressigny is situated 33 km from Loches (North-East) and the town of Saint-Maure-de-Touraine (North-West).