Tourisme

The Loiret department has many castles, museums, natural or sports sites. The information related to tourism in the area is listed on the following sites:

  • Tourism in the Loiret department : https://www.tourismeloiret.com/fr
  • Tourism in Orleans : https://www.tourisme-orleansmetropole.com/
  • Tourism in Montargis : https://www.tourisme-montargis.fr/
  • Agenda of activities in Orléans : https://sortir.orleans-metropole.fr/

In addition, the ASCO proposes a thematic selection of possible activities during the CNE week.

NATURE ACTIVITIES – ideal sites to relax after a race

Arboretum des grandes bruyères (14 ha) – Between Montargis and Orléans – open from Monday to Sunday.
https://www.arboretumdesgrandesbruyeres.fr/

Arboretum des Barres (35 ha) – Between Montargis and Orléans – open from October 29th to November 1st for the autumn market.
https://www.arboretumdesbarres.fr/

Parc forale de la Source – In Orléans – Open every day and Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 October: Autumn Festival
https://www.parcfloraldelasource.com/

CHATEAU DISCOVERY – to immerse yourself in the past or to shiver during Halloween

Chambord Castle – Along the Loire River
https://www.chambord.org/fr/

Château de Sully-sur-Loire – along the Loire – photographic exhibition by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and activities for children on the theme of Halloween – open Tuesday to Friday afternoons and all day on weekends.
https://www.chateausully.fr/

Château de Chamerolles – Between Montargis and Orléans – perfume and scent tours and scary Halloween tours – open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons and all day on weekends.
https://www.chateauchamerolles.fr/

Château de la Ferté Sainte Aubin – south of Orléans in Sologne – immersive tours
https://www.chateau-ferte.com/fr/pages/parcours-hante

WALKS AND WALKS – to get your legs moving

The bridge course – in Montargis
https://www.tourisme-montargis.fr/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Lire-le-Circuit-des-Ponts.pdf

The Chinese circuit – in Montargis – historical circuit on the Chinese presence in the Loiret
https://www.tourisme-montargis.fr/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Lire-le-Circuit-Chinois.pdf

Walk of the mills of the Loiret – in Orléans
https://www.loiretbalades.fr/fr/diffusio/circuit/promenade-des-moulins-du-loiret_TFOCIR53037

Discovering the village of Combleux – Near Orléans
https://www.tourismeloiret.com/fr/diffusio/visites/combleux-combleux_TFOPCUCEN045V504HYU

Discovering the village Yèvre-le-Châtel – Between Orléans and Montargis – classified among the Most Beautiful Villages of France
https://www.tourismeloiret.com/fr/villages-classes-pepites-loiret

SPORTS ACTIVITIES – for those who still have energy after the races

L’ile charlemagne – In Orléans – Beach volleyball courts / beach and swimming lake / permanent orienteering course (simple):
https://www.orleans-metropole.fr/sport/etablissements-et-lieux-de-pratique/la-base-de-loisirs-de-lile-charlemagne

Map : https://www.orleans-metropole.fr/fileadmin/orleans/MEDIA/document/sport/divers/Carte_Orientation_Charlemagne.pdf

The Loire by bike – circuits along the Loire
https://www.loireavelo.fr/suggestion/une-journee-orleans/

Orléans ice rink – open to the public
http://www.patinoire-orleans.fr/

There are also several climbing and squash gyms… if the weather is bad

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES – for those who still have some concentration after the races:

Cathedral Sainte croix – In Orleans – Possible guided tour / a booklet “treasure hunt” is downloadable :
https://www.cathedrale-orleans.fr/

MOB – Orleans Museum for Biodiversity and Environment – In Orleans
https://www.orleans-metropole.fr/culture/musees-expositions/museum-dorleans-pour-la-biodiversite-et-lenvironnement

Discover the Alex Olivier Chocolate Factory – Between Orléans and Montargis – Special activities during Halloween
https://alexolivier.fr/

Museum of the Loire River Navy – Châteauneuf-sur-Loire between Orléans and Montargis – Temporary exhibition: Traveling plants, a history of exchanges and tastes
http://www.musee-marinedeloire.fr/

Museum of leather and tanners – In Montargis
https://www.tourismeloiret.com/fr/diffusio/visites/musee-du-cuir-et-des-tanneurs-montargis_TFOPCUCEN0450100016

FRAC – In Orléans – Museum of Architecture, Urbanism and Art.
https://www.frac-centre.fr/

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