Loiret places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Loiret department of the Centre region. See also our detailed Loiret guide.

Loiret sightseeing and tourist information

photo of Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres

Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres

The arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres is a fabulous arboretum and garden near Orleans [...]

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photo of Beaugency


A small town on the banks of the Loire River, Beaugency squeezes a remarkable number of interesting sights in a sma [...]

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photo of Bellegarde


Bellegarde is a small traditional town with an atractive moated castle in the centre [...]

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photo of Briare


With the Loire River and the Canal de Briare crossing in the centre of Briare it is not surprising that water based [...]

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photo of Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans

Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans


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photo of Chateau-de-Chamerolles


The chateau de Chamerolles is an attractive chateau with a pretty Renaissance garden [...]

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photo of Gien


To the east of the main Loire Valley, the view across the bridge to the castle and town of Gien is very atractive [...]

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photo of Montargis


With more than 130 bridges across the numerous canals and rivers in Montargis, it is the scenery along these waterw [...]

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photo of Orleans


The large town of Orleans has a great deal to recommend it: a famous cathedral, an extensive old town, a riverside [...]

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photo of Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans

Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans


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photo of Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey

Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey

Fans of romanesque architecture will appreciate the many period features in the 12th century Abbey of Saint-Benoit- [...]

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photo of Yevre-le-Chatel


The walk along the Rimarden river, the traditional charm and the ruined castle all contributed to Yevre-le-Chatel b [...]

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For more information about the department see the detailed Loiret travel guide

Market towns & days in Loiret

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Beaugency: Saturday all day
Beaulieu-sur-Loire: Wednesday
Briare: Friday
Chalette-sur-Loing: Friday
Chateauneuf-sur-Loire: Friday all day
Chatillon-Coligny: Friday
Chatillon-sur-Loire: Thursday
Courtenay: Thursday
Fleury-les-Aubrais: Tuesday & Sunday
Gien: Wednesday & Saturday
La Ferte-Saint-Aubin: Thursday
Lorris: Thursday
Malesherbes: Wednesday
Meung-sur-Loire: Sunday
Montargis: Wednesday & Saturday all day
Orleans: every day except Monday
Pithiviers: Saturday all day
Puiseaux: Monday
Sully-sur-Loire: Monday all day

Selected tourist attractions in the Loiret department

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

4* Towns in Bloom

Briare: Tourist guide






Towns of Art and History

Orleans: Tourist guide

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Arboretum des grandes bruyères

Arboretum national des Barres

Jardins du manoir du Grand Courtoiseau

Les prés-Culand

Parc Floral de la Source: Tourist guide

Potager du jardin du château de La Bussière

Religious Monuments

Abbaye de Saint Benoît sur Loire (Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey)

Eglise de Notre Dame (Boiscommun)

towns classified as Recommended Detours

Beaugency: Tourist guide