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Want to stay for a day, a week or more?

Located in Southern Touraine, between Loches and Chinon, 20 min from the A10 motorway, the town of Descartes welcomes you. Green holiday resort - locate on the map

Descartes, a town full of flowers, rewarded by three flowers, will allow you to discover in a green natural landscape on the edge of Creuse, its picturesque town centre, its magnificent garden and animal park, its most interesting infrastructures and in particular its leisure centre with its aquatic center, close to the town centre.

Nearby, playgrounds will delight children, and older children with access to a petanque ground, a mini golf course, the river for canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts or for fishermen, or a cafeteria. .
Our charming town, nestled in the Creuse valley, is on the borders of three regions: the Indre, land of the Brenne with a thousand ponds, the Poitou, and finally the Touraine, which gives it a most interesting regional geographical position to discover.

Birthplace of the famous philosopher and mathematician René Descartes, our city is also called "the city of the three Rene": René de Buxeuil, René Descartes et René Boylesve. Take the opportunity to discover the history that surrounds our city.

Live your holidays according to your desires: discover the heritage, its gastronomy and its leisure activities.


Choose your prefered accommodation


La Roseraie campsite ????

Camping de la Roseraie - Ville de Descartes

With an area open to nature, bordering the banks of the Creuse river, the 2-star La Roseraie campsite offers you a family setting with 52 pitches, 11 of which have access to the Creuse river directly from the campsite.

Campers will benefit from a special rate for access to the heated aquatic area, 5 pools with waterslide, whirlpool bath, entertainment in season...

Nearby : children's playground, petanque ground, mini golf, river for canoeists or fishermen, mini animal park, cafeteria in season.

Open from May 1st to September 30th, the campsite offers

  • 52 shaded places with 10 amp electricity
  • Facilities for motorhomes: drainage area, water point,...
  • PRM accessibility for sanitary facilities
  • English spoken at reception
  • Dedicated area with Free Wifi on the campsite
  • Changing mat and high chair on request
  • Direct access to the riverside.


Accueil vélo à DescartesCamping de la Roseraie - Ville de Descartes


Camping municipal de La Roseraie - Chalet d'accueil Base de loisirs
Allée Léo Lagrange

?? 02 47 59 85 90
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Reception opening hours
May, June and September: Presence on site from 8:00 am to 12:00 am and from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm // Presence at the reception desk from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

July and August: Presence on site from 8:00 am // Presence at the reception desk from 9:00 am to 11:30 am and from 2:15 pm to 7:30 pm

During the period when the campsite is closed, we invite you to contact the Town Hall on +33 2 47 91 42 00


Un camping vert et nature


Les Chalets

Chalets de la Roseraie - Ville de Descartes

An alternative to traditional camping, the chalets offer comfortable accommodation.

A few steps from the town centre, and less than 100m from the leisure centre, the 8 chalets are available all year round and have a private, secure, quiet and very pleasant space.

The renting is done by the weekend or by the week (no tariffs by night).

  • 6 Chalets for 4 to 6 people
  • 2 Chalets for 2 to 4 people

?? The chalets are not accessible to people with reduced mobility (PRM)

The chalets offer a stay in the green in a natural area, between countryside and river.


Les Chalets de Descartes - Chalet d'accueil Base de loisirs
Allée Léo Lagrange

?? 02 47 59 85 90
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Les chalets de Descartes - Panorama

Le gîte d'étape

Gite d'étape de Descartes

The gîte d'étape is a detached house located in the heart of the botanical garden and a few meters from the town centre and can accommodate up to 14 people.

The gîte has dormitories with bunk beds and a communal living area.

The rental of the gîte d'étape is available from one night. The gîte is ideal for groups, families or "workers".

?? The gîte is not accessible to people with reduced mobility (PRM).


Le gîte d'étape de Descartes
Allée Léo Lagrange

?? 02 47 59 85 90
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Atypical accomodations

Domaine de la Roche Bellin
La Roche Bellin
37160 DESCARTES   

Cabanes en bois, huttes, yourtes, roulottes
?? 09 73 57 36 46


Chambres d'hôtes - Gîtes

La Chaume (2 gîtes et 1 chambre d'hôtes)
Mme Turpin
37160 DESCARTES   
?? 06 70 56 21 38

Les Bréchetières (7 pers.)
Mme Sylvaine DELAUNAY
37160 DESCARTES   
?? 02 47 59 73 44

La Soulette 2 épis (4 pers.)M. Mme NIBODEAU
Chemin de la Soulette
37160 DESCARTES   
?? 02 47 27 56 10

Gîte de la Gargouille (4/ 5 pers.)
11 rue André Goupille
37160 DESCARTES   
?? 06 42 45 22 28

Grand gîte « Au pays des Bodins » (8 pers.)
M. Moresve
3 rue Rabelais
37160 DESCARTES   
?? 06 07 63 81 57

Les Vieilles Vignes (7 pers.)
50 rue Descartes
?? 06 74 05 53 47

Cocooning (5 pers.)
39 rue Honoré de Balzac
?? 07 82 08 31 43

La Tourangelle (4 pers.)
66, rue René Descartes
?? 06 82 28 86 80

Le 37 (chambres d'hôtes)
37, rue du Commerce
37160 Descartes
?? 07 68 63 77 70

Ma Flora (gite 4 pers)

1 rue Carnot

37160 Descartes

?? 02 47 27 56 10

Mais où est situé Descartes ?

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