Descartes,15 minutes from Barrou is also set on the river Creuse, the town was home to the famous philosopher René Descartes ("I think therefore I am") There is museum dedicated to him but we wouldn't recommend it, unless you are student of the great man.



Descartes has a cinema, individual fashion boutiques, a good wine shop (English spoken) plus chemist, bank, post office and convenience store. There are good parking opportunities with the largest behind the tourist office.



There are good cafes in the centre of the town where you can people watch while having a coffee or sampling the local wines.



The town has a very good Sunday morning market, which is well worth a visit. For many of our guests it is the first visit of their holiday. There are two supermarkets an 'Intermarche' and a 'Super U', on the edge of town, ideal for stopping-off when travelling down from Tours.



 Descartes has a heated outdoor swimming pool complex which is open July and August. (no outdoor shorts are allowed). There is also a children's play park, crazy golf, tennis plus canoeing on the river Cruise  is offered courtesy of the local Kayak Club.


 © Mairie de Descartes





The town has lovely riverside gardens that you should take in if you go to the Sunday morning market a stroll here in the afternoon is a good idea.








The bridge over the river Creuse.



Tourist office in Descartes


The town has a good tourist office, it is off to  the left as you enter the town from Barrou . As we have said behind it is a good place to park to visit the market.




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