One hour south of Paris, Loiret invites you to visit its superb cities of Gien, Orléans and Montargis. Orléans is the ideal city to discover the Loire Valley and its castles, which are less than an hour away. Visit the many museums, Fine Arts, the Fairground Theatre... Theforêt d’Orléans, the Orléans Canal: the city has more than one asset to seduce nature lovers! Montargis, with its Briare canal and its beautiful Sainte-Marie-Madeleine church. The keep of Château de Beaugency, Château de Bellegarde, Château de la Bussière, Château de Chamerolle, and Château de Sully-sur-Loire proudly radiate with an air of grandeur from a conquering and chivalrous past. Take a tour of the Gien Faience Museum. The Loiret is a destination that will delight young and old alike!

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When to go to the Loiret? All year round, you can visit and admire the magnificent castles of the Loire Valley, the museums and the various monuments. The Loiret is a real cultural mine. During the fishing season, the river, other rivers and canals of the department are the meeting place between fishermen and their prey. From September to February, hunting finds all the land used for its practice. Walkers, riders and cyclists will be able to enjoy their sport all year round. In the summer, you can enjoy the 180 hectares of the Etang du Puits lake, which is equipped for water sports and leisure activities.

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