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Barrou in the Loire Valley

 A view of the village of Barrou from the banks of the river Creuse

Barrou is our home village and we are only 7 km away - far enough so as not to be pests but close enough to be of assistance if needed. Our village sits by the river Creuse on the D750 road between Descartes and Yzeures-sur-Creuse. We have a lovely little church in which we have been lucky enough to attend our French neighbours daughter's wedding in.


Barrou has a restaurant/bar, boulangerie (baker) boucherie (butcher) and épicier (grocer) and a post office.

The vilage square in the vilage of Barrou


The square


Outside eating area of the reataurant in Barou   Inside the restaurant at Barrou

The restaurant is typical of small villages of the region in that it also has a separate bar area where the locals meet over coffee or a glass of wine to discuss the events of the day. Sandra and Willi serve traditional fare at good prices and is a good place to join the locals for lunch - you will not be disappointed. Self-service buffet for starters, main course, cheese board or a sweet for 12 euros. Local red wine,coffee and bread are included in the price.Check opening times, closed Sunday evenings and all day Monday and it can vary with the seasons you are best to book for evening dining, more out of courtesy than necessity.

The stage for the Barrou music festival

There is an annual local music festival held in the village on the first Sunday of July. Always an eclectic mix of artists. If you are in the area you should give it a visit - always a unique experience!


View along the banks of the river Creuse in Barrou

There are many pleasant walks around the village and along the river. Plus in the house you will find guides for all the official walks for all the local villages.

The beach on the river Creuse at Barrou

On the way to nearby Lesigny at the bridge over the Creuse, at 'Le bout du pont', there is very popular 'beach' with its own 'lifeguard' (during July & August) offering safe river swimming as well as a picnic area. There are also swimming pools nearby in Le Grand Pressigny and Descartes.

men in canoes on the river Creuse at Barrou

Nearby, Descartes kayak club will bring you upstream  from where you make your way down river back to the club and your car. There a number of other locations here in the Loire Valley where you can hire canoes.

Chateau at Le Guerche under a blue sky

Near Barrou is Chateau de la Guerche (5mins) which is worth a visit.

looking over a sunflower field towards Barrou

We have these other houses in Barrou for rent

Le Bourg vacation rental in Barrou

'Le Bourg'... village riverside barn conversion

Click here for more details


Old Walnut Mill vacation rental in Barou

'The Old Walnut Mill'... character filled village home.

 Click here to visit owners website




Source for information and photographs experienceloire.com/barrou.htm



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