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Come and experience nature in Val de LOIRE & FORÊT d’Orléans

A nature experience along the river

Embark on a boat trip with Les Passeurs de Loire at Sigloy, and learn about the history of the Loire and its flora and fauna.

Canoe down the Loire at your own pace… Imagine the hard day-to-day life of the sailors at the Musée de la Marine de Loire in Châteauneuf-sur-Loire

Cast your line on the banks of the Loire or in one of the many ponds of the Val de LOIRE et FORÊT d’Orléans and fish for shad, carp or barbel…



A freewheeling nature experience

Rent a bike for a ride on the Loire à vélo circuit, via the GR3 “Sentier de la Loire”, along the Orléans canal, or for a stroll through the forest.

From Sully-sur-Loire to Orléans, visit the sights along the Loire by bike!

Immerse yourself in the Middle Ages with a visit to the Château de Sully-sur-Loire.

Admire the tower-porch of Fleury Abbey in Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire and relive the history of the Abbey through the interactive exhibition at the Belvédère museum.

Take time to contemplate the mosaic of the Carolingian Oratory at Germigny-des-Prés.




A forest experience

Take a deep breath and climb up to the Belvédère des Caillettes in Nibelle to admire the Orléans forest.

On foot, on horseback or by bike, explore the Bois Bézard trail or the sentier des Sources.

Discover the remarkable trees in the Parc du Château de Châteauneuf-sur-Loire!