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 :
  • Tourism in Orleans :
  • Tourism in Montargis :
  • Agenda of activities in Orléans :

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.

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

Parc forale de la Source – In Orléans – Open every day and Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 October: Autumn Festival

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

Chambord Castle – Along the Loire River

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.

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.

Château de la Ferté Sainte Aubin – south of Orléans in Sologne – immersive tours

WALKS AND WALKS – to get your legs moving

The bridge course – in Montargis

The Chinese circuit – in Montargis – historical circuit on the Chinese presence in the Loiret

Walk of the mills of the Loiret – in Orléans

Discovering the village of Combleux – Near Orléans

Discovering the village Yèvre-le-Châtel – Between Orléans and Montargis – classified among the Most Beautiful Villages of France

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):

Map :

The Loire by bike – circuits along the Loire

Orléans ice rink – open to the public

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 :

MOB – Orleans Museum for Biodiversity and Environment – In Orleans

Discover the Alex Olivier Chocolate Factory – Between Orléans and Montargis – Special activities during Halloween

Museum of the Loire River Navy – Châteauneuf-sur-Loire between Orléans and Montargis – Temporary exhibition: Traveling plants, a history of exchanges and tastes

Museum of leather and tanners – In Montargis

FRAC – In Orléans – Museum of Architecture, Urbanism and Art.

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