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In the area

Castle of Sully-sur-Loire

Medieval fortress, residence of the Dukes of Sully-sur-Loire, built at the end of the 14th century.

Tourist Office
Tel. 00 33 (0)2 38 36 23 70 
Loire Marine Museum

In the old stables of the chateau from the 17th century, this museum traces the marine history of the Loire in a modern, pedagogical and aesthetic tour, on three levels.

Tourist Office
Tel. : 00 33 (0)2 38 58 44 79
Oscar Roty Museum

This museum has a large set of medallions of important figures from the period, as well as a display case about the famous sower. Upstairs, you’ll find furniture, paintings and various works by the artist’s friends.

Tourist Office
Tel. : 00 33 (0)2 38 59 83 42
Chateau of Gien

Residence of the Countess Anne de Beaujeu redesigned at the end of the 15th century, in the style pre-Renaissance purely French. It houses the International Hunting Museum.

Tourist Office
Tel. : 00 33 (0)2 38 67 25 28


Gien Pottery Factory

Recalls the manufacture, witness of a socail history through the items made for universal exhibitions, presentation of utility, decorative, precious and rare crockery items. Museum tour and factory shop.

Tourist Office
Tel. 00 33 (0)2 38 67 25 28


Briare canal bridge

This metallic canal bridge is the 2nd longest in Europe (662.69 m), on which the engineer Eiffel collaborated, it enables barges and pleasure boats to cross the Loire. Boat hire, boat trips or lunch cruises on riverboats at the marina.

Tourist Office
Tel. : 00 33 (0)2 38 31 24 51







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