It's not all about the château in Montrésor. I have hardly mentioned the Renaissance-era church yet. And there are a lot of beautiful houses all around the village.
The old stone staircases are a feature you see all around Touraine. Hollyhocks (roses trémières, they're called) and rose bushes are numerous in little towns and villages like Montrésor — not to mention all the geraniums in window boxes. The flowers are splashes of color against the old stone buildings.
Seventeen years ago, Walt and I came to Touraine with an old friend from California who had never visited this part of France before. It was October, and we enjoyed nice sunny weather. On our first full day, we decided to leave the car parked in the driveway and jus walk all around the area where we were staying (Vouvray). Our friend was taking photos with a film camera.
The second day we drove down to Chenonceaux to see the château there, and then continued on to Montrichard. At mid-day, our friend said: "Why didn't you tell me yesterday that everywhere you go here is so picturesque? I've already used up almost all my film, so now I need to go buy some more!"