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Molineuf

Town, village, neighbourhood in Molineuf
  • Molineuf lies on the banks of the Cisse, which winds its way from the cereal-growing plateau of the Beauce to the vineyard-covered hillsides overlooking the Loire at the gateway to Touraine.
    The neighboring communes are Orchaise, Saint-Lubin-en-Vergonnois, Saint-Sulpice-de-Pommeray, Blois and Chambon-sur-Cisse.
    At the last census in 2013, Molineuf's population stood at 784.

    The village : : A "street" village with linear urbanization, the village center is best appreciated for its views over...
    Molineuf lies on the banks of the Cisse, which winds its way from the cereal-growing plateau of the Beauce to the vineyard-covered hillsides overlooking the Loire at the gateway to Touraine.
    The neighboring communes are Orchaise, Saint-Lubin-en-Vergonnois, Saint-Sulpice-de-Pommeray, Blois and Chambon-sur-Cisse.
    At the last census in 2013, Molineuf's population stood at 784.

    The village : : A "street" village with linear urbanization, the village center is best appreciated for its views over the Cisse, the new mill and the washhouse near the town hall, and the beautiful views over Saint-Secondin and the surrounding hills.
    The church of Saint-Secondin: Built in the 12th century, the church of Saint-Secondin remains an enigma both for its name and for its location in the middle of nature, far from any construction. Guided tours on Sundays in July and August. Classical concert at Saint-Secondin church on August 15.
    Gué Taurau footbridge: The hamlet of Gué Taurau is less than 1km from the village center. Beautiful views over the Cisse, the footbridge and the Gué Taureau washhouse.
    Champigny hamlet: Champigny and its mill are located at the northern end of the Molineuf commune. Situated in a verdant setting on the hillside, it is the perfect summary of the landscape along the Cisse.
    The hamlet of Bury: The historic foundation of the commune of Molineuf, the hamlet of Bury flourished in the Middle Ages and during the Renaissance. The Château de Bury (not open to visitors) overlooking the hamlet was the first Renaissance-style building in France. Although little remains of this glorious past, the hamlet of Bury nevertheless retains a real cachet.
    The Carmelite convent: The Carmelite convent in Blois was founded on May 9, 1625 by the convent on rue Chapon in Paris. In 1977, it moved to Molineuf. Situated at the top of the Bilheux hillside, it overlooks the valley as far as Bury.
    The Rinceaux wetland: Inaugurated in June 2014, the Rinceaux wetland extends over an area of 10 ha to the west of Molineuf. A pathway punctuated by educational panels has been laid out to enable visitors to discover this remarkable natural and ecological area in complete freedom.