Where to eat
The region has a good selection of restaurants and eating options range from casual to fine dining. However, outside of the major towns demand outstrips supply and it is definitely worth planning your dinning locations and booking ahead. Many of the major chateaux offer both high end and casual dining options during the day either on site or in the immediate area. Always check opening times and book for the fine dining options. All of the hotels covered by this guide provide excellent dinner options but if you stay in B&B accommodation plan ahead, particularly on Sunday nights when many restaurants are closed.
In Langeais west of Tours, Au Coin Des Halles is an excellent restaurant. There is also the Pizza Shop for casual dining. Further to the south, Azay-le-rideau has many restaurants. The compact but well located Relais de Trois Châteaux in Cour-Cheverny, east of Tours, offers good dining and just down the road in Cheverny there is the more casual Le Pinocchio, an Italian restaurant with a pleasant outdoor dining area.