Ideas for holidays, weekends and trips in Dreux and its surroundings
The medieval and the modern meet in the middle in Dreux, a town set on the Blaise River, which is surrounded by countryside. Many of Dreux's Dreux's ageing fortifications and ruins are scattered around this countryside, including that of the castle, the Royal Chapel. Visit the Belfry, the Mesirad Theatre and the former arsenal before moving on to the more contemporary Odyssey, a bustling media and dance centre. The Museum of Art and History of Dreux is also worth exploring. Why not take one of the hiking trails through the forest of Dreux, or take a look at the Church of St Martin, which is topped by an unusual octagonal tower. For some traditional French retail therapy, why not explore the covered markets, which sell local produce and traditional specialities. There are plenty of unique events taking place on a monthly basis, including live bands and concerts, unusual exhibitions and new theatre productions, so why not surprise yourself and learn to enjoy something new? For a little adrenaline rush, you could head to the Pro-pulsion race track and drive a rally car or head to the Castle Comteville Adventure Park, where you can experiment with zip wires and courses which are 20 metres off the ground! Book your room with Campanile Dreux today and start planning a memorable break!