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Presentation of the Town

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Presentation of the Town

 
  • Population : 5 225 inhabitants (2008)
  • Name of the inhabitants : Castelrenaudin, Castelrenaudine or Renaudin, Renaudine
  • Location : The town is located in Touraine, north-east of the Indre et Loire Department.
  • Surface area : 351 hectares
  • Rivers : The town is crossed by the Brenne and its tributary the Gault, as well as an open-cast portion of the Boisseau

History

Founded in the middle of the XIth century at the foot of its fortress, the town of Château-Renault grew exponentially during the XIXth century with the rapid expansion of the tanning industry, giving birth to the City of the Leather, a working-class town of mono industry reconverted since 1960 into a number of industrial and small-scale activities.

Activities

Château-Renault concentrates the services, trades and industries of north-east Touraine :

  • labour pool in the tertiary (services, trades, tradesmen, health, social, teaching) and industrial sectors (industrial sheet metal manufacture, floor covering, cardboard industry, precision mechanical engineering, electronic components, chemicals, printing works).
  • a strong associative life (leisure activities, culture, sports, humanitarian).

To discover

  • The leather and tannery museum www.museeducuir.org
  • The site of the castle (town hall) : castle, park, donjon, fortified gate
  • The art gallery André Bauchant : reproductions of works of the painter (naïve art), open air exhibition of his works in the park of the castle
  • The Saint-André church
  • The Mercier locksmith workshop

Accommodation

  • 1 municipal camping open from the 1st of May to the 15th of September
  • 3 hotels

Twinning programs with

  • Mulheim Kärlich (Germany)
  • Ripley (United Kingdom)
  • Covasint (Romania)