The Loiret is located just southwest of Paris, about 1 hour away by car. Its administrative capital is Orleans, a beautiful heritage city, which still remains very provincial.
If you are looking for a destination for a stay in the nature, between countryside, heritage and natural sites, it is the right place ! Fresh air guaranteed !
As regards main touristic sites of the Loiret department, you will discover the Sologne and its huge and large forests, the Forest of Orléans, the Loire Valley (UNESCO), the floral parc of the Source in Orleans, the Museum of Natural Sciences, and fine arts in Orleans, the fortress of Yèvre-le-Châtel, the abbey of Fleury, the Basilica of Notre Dame of Clery, the Carolingian and Byzantine Oratory of Germigny-des-Prés, the circus and illusion museum in Dampierre-en-Burly, the castles of the Ferte St-Aubin, Sully-sur-Loire, Chamerolles in Chilleurs-aux-Bois, Gien, Ciran, the home of Jeanne d'Arc, the castle of Beaugency, of Bellegarde, of Saint-Brisson-sur-Loire... and much more to visit !
You can also discover charming small villages such as Gâtinais with brick houses, Beauce with beautiful landscapes and Sologne Loire Valley full of authentic villages.
Will you miss it?!