Lurais, France

Lurais Holiday Rental Gites, Houses and Villas, France 

Lurais is a commune in the Indre department in the Centre region of central France. Lurais is situated in the west of the department, just inside the boundary with the neighbouring Vienne department. Lurais is dominated by two major rivers – the Creuse and the Anglin. The surrounding area is stunning – Lurais is situated in the natural space of Boischaut-Nord, which is part of the Parc naturel régional de la Brenne. When you stay in a Lurais holiday rental gite or house, be sure to take in this 646 mile² natural regional park. The park is cut in two by the Creuse River, through the southern half flows the Anglin River.

67 kilometres away is Châteauroux - the capital of the Indre department. Châteauroux is worth a trip when you holiday in Lurais – it has been awarded the grand prize by the Concours National des Villes et Villages Fleuris, a beautification initiative begun in 1959. Not just an attractive town, Chateauroux enjoys an abundance of cultural sights – including museums, chateaux and an interesting old town.

Just 14 kilometres away from Lurais is Le Blanc. Blanc is the main city of the Parc naturel régional de la Brenne, and it’s also located on the banks of the Creuse River. This pretty spot – with numerous churches and chateaux – is definitely worth a visit when you rent self catering holiday accommodation in Lurais, France.

Angles-sur-l'Anglin, classified as one of France’s beautiful villages is just five kilometres away when you stay in a holiday rental home in Lurais. It’s a pretty medieval village set on rocky hills. The narrow unspoiled streets of the village are lined with attractive medieval houses that lead to its chateau, and also to a roman style church and bell tower. Nearby La Roche Posay is a popular spa town on the River Creuse.

Travelling to your Lurais Holiday Rental property; The nearest train station is 38 kilometres away and is the Gare de Chatellerault. It’s on the main line running between Paris Austerlitz and Bordeaux Saint Jean, it takes approximately 1 ½ hours journey time to Paris and there are two trains an hour. It’s a comfortable 5 hour drive from France’s northern ferry ports (Cherbourg, Calais etc). If you’re driving via Paris, the A20 motorway connects Lurais with Châteauroux, Vierzon, Brive-la-Gaillarde and Toulouse. Poitiers is the nearest airport offering flights with Ryanair to and from the UK. Check on their website for seasonal variations in departure times.

Lurais enjoys a mild climate. Temperature extremes range from an average January low of 0.8 °C (33 °F) to an average August high of 25.1 °C