What to see in France

Camping in Sologne, a land of character

Etang de Sologne
Etang de Sologne


Situated in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France, Sologne is a natural and forested area renowned for its many ponds, thanks to which it has always retained a wet and wild aspect. Dotted with magnificent forests renowned for their abundance of game, it also boasts a rich built heritage and a number of charming villages, some of which conceal beautiful monuments. Camping in Sologne is the ideal place to discover this land of character, which is full of surprises.

Campsites in Sologne

Situated less than 15 km from the pretty village of Combleux and less than 20 km from that of Cléry-Saint-André in the Loiret department, the Olivet *** campsite offers a calm, family atmosphere with just 46 pitches, 44 of which are classified as "comfort". In a one-hectare park on the banks of the Loiret, you can enjoy fishing and canoeing.

Located in Nouan-le-Fuzelier, La Grande Sologne *** campsite is just 15 km from the village of Vouzon and Saint-Viâtre. With 165 pitches and 22 rentals, an open-air swimming pool, fishing and bike hire, you can discover all that nature has to offer in Sologne.

Sologne Landscape
Sologne Landscape© D.Darrault - Marque Sologne

Must-see sights in the Sologne

Cléry-Saint-André, on the road to Santiago de Compostela

Famous for its 12th-century abbey church of Notre Dame on the road between Orléans and Chambord, one of the most beautiful Romanesque churches in France, Cléry-Saint-André is full of charm. Situated at the centre of the Orléans vineyards, the village even boasts 65 hectares of two Appellations d'Origine Contrôlée (A.O.C.). As you stroll through the village, you'll come across decorated facades of old buildings, stone wells and wash-houses, some of which date back to the Middle Ages. A delightful discovery!

Notre-Dame Abbey Church
Notre-Dame Abbey Church© David Darrault – Marque Sologne

Ligny-le-Ribault, a picturesque place

Very representative of the Sologne region, the village of Ligny-le-Ribault is set in the heart of forests, moorland and heathland, perfect for hikers, who can even hear the stag bellowing in autumn. You may also be pleasantly surprised by some real treasures, such as the last brickworks in Sologne, dating back to 1890 and listed as a Historic Monument, or the Tuilerie de la Bretèche, which you can visit with the owner's permission. You can also admire the elegant church of Saint-Martin, with its mosaics and modern stained glass windows. Finally, don't miss the Ecomuseum, where you can find out more about the traditions and ancient trades of Sologne.image

Landscape of Sologne
Landscape of Sologne© IStock


Pierrefitte-sur-Sauldre awarded the "Most beautiful village in bloom in France" label

It was its authentic Solognese brick architecture, game-filled forests and wide variety of plants that contributed to its election in 2015. Here you are invited to relax and feel good, and indeed everything contributes to this. The delightful Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs chapel, the English garden, the Grande Prairie educational trail for immersing yourself in nature, Le Bouchot, an eco-location dedicated to relaxation, Saint-Etienne church and even a Spa. Ideal for a few relaxing days.

Pierrefitte-sur-Sauldre© David Darrault – Marque Sologne

Mennetou-sur-Cher, a pretty medieval village

The small village of Mennetou-sur-Cher is particularly peaceful thanks to its location, surrounded by the Berry canal and the Cher river, and its fortifications. You'll discover its charming little streets after passing through some impressive gates dating back to medieval times. You can also explore its treasures, such as old stone houses and half-timbered or brick facades. At the end of the day, it's great to take a refreshing stroll along the water's edge in the shade of the trees.

Mennetou-sur-Cher© David Darrault – Marque Sologne

Activities for everyone

Domaine de Ciran

In the commune of Ménestreau-en-Villette, the Conservatoire de la faune sauvage de Sologne offers visitors the chance to explore the flora and fauna of Sologne through a deer park, an aviary and an ornithological marsh, all set in the 300-hectare park at Domaine de Ciran. It's an activity that children love.

Château de la Ferté-Saint-Aubin

Visiting a castle can be daunting for children, but not here! On the contrary, this tour is both educational and fun. There are games to play in the 15 furnished rooms on the tour, as well as a tasting of honey madeleines in the kitchens and horses in the stables. There are also life-size games in the gardens, as well as an enchanted island and an animal park. Everything here contributes to a lively, dynamic visit that's perfect for children.

Ferte-Saint-Aubin Castle
Ferte-Saint-Aubin Castle© D.Darrault - Marque Sologne




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