Descartes, cultural city
Footbridge between Touraine and Poitou, old « The Haya » become Descartes, is located at the entrance of the valley of Hollow from the Touraine.
Green station of holidays, flowered city, Descartes is equipped with equipment of leisure combining joys of the relaxation with its medieval garden, its rosary, its animalist mini-park, its base of leisure where you will find a space watery of most remarkable : 6 bassins, 2 jacuzzi, hamman, paddling pool for the small ones, toboggan for largest, its camp-site of the “Large Mound”, its miniature golf, and the Cafeteria of the Two Cedars.
Its historical heritage is very rich, with the House Museum René Descartes, the House of the Inheritance sheltering the Museum René Boylesve, his various churches of which the Notre Dame church of the Hague with her frescos of the 12th century, and its old district of the paper mills.
Descartes is the city of three personalities, René Descartes, René Boylesve and René de Buxeuil, often named “City of the three René”. Other famous people were born in Descartes, like Gustave Trouvé, engineer inventive physicist of the 1st electric car or the 1st except edge. Its geographical location and its specific history contributed to the economic advancement, cultural and tourist of the city. At the time of web, served well by the communication networks, Descartes remains a modern and dynamic city.