Nature lovers adore the Forêt de Sologne, an unspoilt, tranquil forest far from away from roads and noise pollution with beautiful scenery where light and mist perform a magical extravaganza with the passing hours and the changing seasons.
Have an unforgettable time among oak, hornbeam and chestnut woods, romantic groves of silver birch, huge conifer plantations, carpets of purple heather, hidden ponds and lakes tucked away among reed beds with wooden sluice gates standing like statues in the still waters.
Whether rambling along the GR3C hiking path which crosses Loiret from east to west (from Gien to Chambord), or strolling along the white sandy paths among the trees, you are surrounded by delightful little miracles of nature. Gaze at tall Scots pine among the pink heather, maybe listen to the roar of rutting stags, follow a flock of wild ducks on a lake at twilight, watch a heron or observe the large animals whose home is in the forest. Finally, catch a glimpse of a red brick château straight out of a fairy tale through a gap in the trees…
The Ecomusée at Ligny-le-Ribault is entirely devoted to traditional crafts and customs of Sologne.
Marcilly-en-Villette, Sennely and Ménestreau-en-Villette are starting points for a multitude of woodland walks to understand the most profound mysteries of Sologne.