Ambrault, France

Self Catering Ambrault Holiday Cottages and Gites, France

Ambrault is a village found in the Indre department in the Centre region of central France. Situated in an area historically referred to as Berry, a stay in a Ambault holiday gite means being perfectly situated in the heart of the Loire Valley.

To the north of Ambrault are the impressive chateaux of the Loire River such as Chambord and Valencay (51 kilometres), the historic town of Bourges (46 kilometres), with its stunning Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Bourges – not to mention being able to sample the area’s delicious wines of the Sancerre grape. To the west, when you choose a Ambault holiday cottage, is the Brenne Natural Regional Park. This is a stunning natural area with lakes for fishing and picnics, and the Haute-Touche Nature Reserve where wild animals roam freely. To the east, the picturesque town of La Châtre; to the south the vast lake of Eguzon for water sports. There is plenty to see and do when you rent a holiday cottage in Ambrault.

The Foret de Bommiers is another area of natural beauty to be explored close by when you stay in self catering holiday accommodation in Ambrault. George Sand, the French writer and companion of Chopin, adored this countryside and her house at Nohant is open to visitors. The nearest golf course is about 10 minutes' drive away at Sainte Fauste and there are two more courses within easy reach. The vineyards of Chateaumeillant, Reuilly/Quincy and Valencay are worth a visit too. Nearby are the chateaux of Ars, Lys St George and Sarzay - enchanting fairy tale castles typical of the Loire Valley nestling in the forests.

The village itself has a post office and police station; there is also a weekly market at St Août (10 minutes' drive).

In the spring months temperatures generally hover around 20 degrees, with occasional rain. Long dry spells are frequent in the summer with temperatures from 22 – 28 degrees. In the autumn light frosts are common with highs of 17 degrees and in the winter it can be chilly with 8 degrees the average. 

The closest airport to Ambrault is Tours Airport (118 km) also within reach are Limoges Airport (119 km), Poitiers Airport (128 km), or Angouleme Airport (178 km). Tours Loire Valley and Poitiers Airports welcomes Ryanair flights from London Stansted Airport and Dublin. To reach Ambrault from France’s northern ferry ports takes 5-6 hours driving; this estimate is mainly on France’s auto-routes. Chateauroux is the nearest train station to Ambrault with direct service to Paris Austerlitz available regularly and which take just under two hours.