ISOPARC is located in the local council community Touraine Vallée de l'Indre. Part of this territory is included within the perimeter designated by the UNESCO “Loire Valley world heritage“ international recognition of the Loire basin, but also in the famous Valley of the Loire Castles known internationally.
The Touraine area is known for a long time as a territory of sweet life, subtle balance between urban and rural areas, with many tourist, architectural, cultural and gastronomic attractions and like a territory in favour of the preservation of nature and environment.
Throughout the year these qualities attract many tourists from all over the world who come to visit castles, museums, “troglodyte housing“, wine cellars and vineyards ... as well as foreign students who come to study in the many Touraine universities and schools what the poet Alfred de Vigny (native from the region) considered as "the purest French language"…
A temperate climate and the belonging of the city of Tours to the French network of International Cities of Gastronomy also contribute to make of the Touraine area a territory of sweet life.
If the business parks have integrated well-being and quality of life in their sites, the territory “Touraine Vallée de l'Indre“ diversified and green is also very welcoming.
Housing in both new-build and old properties remains on a human scale and the local authority has maintained and even developed services and local shops, like crèches, libraries, sports activities dedicated to young people to preserve pleasant living conditions.
If cultural heritage is often mentioned when alluding to the Touraine area, it also has a natural heritage that enables to practice many activities.
The famous cycling route, named la Loire à Vélo offers bike rides on the paths along the river Loire, but you can also follow the hiking trails, take part in nature outings, go boating or in canoes, fishing in a territory rich in rivers, flying with an ULM or ballooning, or enjoy all generations taken together of the various leisure parks…
The players of outdoors sports have at their disposal all the necessary equipments to satisfy their passion for football, rugby, tennis… and in particular the fans of golf.
A rich and varied program of events throughout the year, concerts, ballets, shows, exhibitions, music, theater, cinema, dance, festivals, painting, litterature...
The artistic events take place in the numerous auditoriums and theaters such as Tours Opera house, Vinci International Congress Center, the auditorium Grand Hall ... where throughout the year, artists of all backgrounds and internationally famous regularly perform in a great variety of artistic works.
But Touraine area also hosts international congresses or major economic events, such as the International Convention on Journalism and Information or the “International Cheese Tours Loire Valley“ that gather in Tours every two years the professionals from the cheese and dairy products sector from worldwide. The World Contest of the Best Cheesemonger that chooses the World Best Chessemonger takes place during this event.
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