Bouree - France

Bouree in the Indre-et-Loire department of central France is a picturesqu troglodyte ( cave dweller) village overlooking the River Cher. It was named after Jean Bouree, treasurer for Louis XI and has an ecomuseum. The hills around Bouree are riddled with enormous, cave-like quarries, dug deep to get at the famous chateau-building stone that gets whiter as it weathers. At the bottom of the hill, you can visit the troglodyte houses and seventeenth-century silkworm-breeding farm deep in the caves at La Magnanerie. East of here is Valencay, one of the most splendid chateaux of the Loire and the home of Napoleon's foreign minister, Talleyrand. The following 14 cruises call at Bouree. Please note that these are vacation departure dates and not necessarily sailing dates. Discover more by clicking the cruise name or ship or click the Enquire button if you want to check availability and pricing.