Gien tourism and travel guide

Photo of Gien in Loiret

Visit Gien: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: To the east of the main Loire Valley, the view across the bridge to the castle and town of Gien is very atractive

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Gien. For detailed visitor information see the Gien travel guide.

Gien is situated in the Loiret department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the western-centre of France at 59 kilometres from Orleans, the department capital (general information: Gien is 132 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Aubigny-sur-Nere at 26 km and Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey at 28 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Gien, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Gien in Centre-Loire Valley.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

 
 

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Loiret

Map of places to visit near Gien

Markets in and near Gien

Market days in Gien: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday;

  • Gien: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Briare: market Friday (8km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Loire: market Thursday (14km)
  • Beaulieu-sur-Loire: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Sully-sur-Loire: market Monday all day (21km)
  • Chatillon-Coligny: market Friday (21km)
  • Bleneau: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Lorris: market Thursday (24km)
  • Vailly-sur-Sauldre: market Friday (25km)
  • Aubigny-sur-Nere: market Saturday all day (27km)

More information about Gien, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Gien, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Gien.

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Saint Benoît sur Loire (Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey) (28km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Boiscommun) (43km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame-du-Pré (Donzy) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Potager du jardin du château de La Bussière (13km)
  • Arboretum national des Barres (19km)
  • Jardins du manoir du Grand Courtoiseau (38km)
  • Arboretum des grandes bruyères (46km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Gien

Canton: Gien

Arrondissement: Montargis

Department: Loiret

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 45500

Distance to Gien

from Orleans (prefecture): 59 km

from Paris: 132 km

from Calais: 367 km

from Nice: 571 km

from Bordeaux: 402 km

from Strasbourg: 392 km

Getting here

Gien is in the western-centre of France. Most visitors will either fly into one of the airports in Paris (Orly / Charles de Gaulle) or come via a ferry from the UK to a port such as Le Havre and Caen, 3-4 hours drive from here. For driving distances to Gien from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Nevoy, Poilly-Lez-Gien, Saint-Brisson-sur-Loire and Saint-Martin-sur-Ocre.

This page in French: Visiter Gien