Without India, Châteauroux would not exist. The one that winds Deols à Saint-Maur offers you invaluable walks over nearly twelve kilometres, between old stones and century-old trees.

The Ebbes Valley, journey from one bank to the other

At the heart of this preserved nature, the past, however, is never forgotten. named after Ebbes the Noble, founder of the Benedictine abbey of Deols, this unique valley also reminds that it is his son, Raoul the Large who later built the Château Raoul at the foot of which it also extends.

Benjamin Steimes

Between nature and culture, the Ebbes Valley, reveals its many faces. Wild at the Écoparc des Chènevières. Family in Belle-Isle. Flowered in the public garden. Out of time in the Cordeliers garden. Romantic in Balsan. Timeless at the Saint-Gildas mall. Warm to the racetrack. Peaceful in Saint-Maur.

But the countryside is also in town 

Public garden, bamboo grove, garden of the senses or of the Cordeliers, English-style park of the Balsan castles... These are all extraordinary gardens that flourish in Châteauroux. The one that offers the largest number of square meters of green space per inhabitant in the region appeals to lovers of nature tinged with history.

nature follows you

J.-M. Surand

Beyond the river, in the heart of the Chateauroux national forest, the largest oak grove in France, enjoy a moment out of time and the hustle and bustle of the modern world. That which extends essentially over the municipalities ofFiery and Hallmark over nearly five thousand hectares hides many secrets among its remarkable trees. To discover them, pick up a map of the forest at the tourist office.

Roads & paths stroll between its thousand and one secrets. On foot, by bike or by canoe, slip our tourist map describing this unique space into your bag and let yourself be carried away by the beauty of an incomparable green valley.

Map available free of charge on request at the tourist office.

Is there a hiking trail?

The Ebbes valley is crossed by the GR46.

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Is the Ebbes Valley accessible to dogs?

You can walk freely with your animals on a leash.

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