Argenton-sur-Creuse, often referred to as « Berry’s answer to Venice »
Make the most of your stay at the Hotel Le Cheval Blanc and explore the town and its a historical district full of character, as well as the lush green landscapes of the Creuse Valley.
The old bridge and the Creuse River edge
Leaving from the Place de la République, follow the Rue Grande to the View Pont (old bridge) where you can enjoy the picturesque view of old houses with balconies and old mills.
Bonne Dame Esplanade
A picturesque ascent of the Rue de la Coursière leads you to the little Bonne Dame chapel. From here you have a scenic view of the town and the Creuse Valley.
The Shirt-making and Male Elegance Museum
The first mechanical clothes-making workshop opened in Argenton in 1860. It is now the site of the Shirt-making Museum. The only museum of its kind in Europe, it tells the story of shirt-making from the Middle Ages to modern times.
The archaeological site and museum of Argentomagus (Les Mersans)
The Gallo-Roman town of Argentomagus is a remarkable archaeological site. Its very modern realistic museum will take you back one million years, from prehistory to the end of the Roman period.