Discover the surroundings of our camping Château de La Loire
Discover the region of our campsite Loire castle
On the Loire River
The boats of the “mariners of the Loire”, cabanées and futreaux bring to life the banks of this charming river and the proximity of Briare canal and its famous canal bridge reinforce the attraction for “water” activities with its boat rides and the passage of locks.
The Mantelot lock in Châtillon sur Loire, a Unesco World Heritage Site, is also a must-see. The Etang du Puits (30 km away) is a very popular water sports and swimming area in summer.
Gastronomy on the banks of the Loire
When we talk about gastronomy, we think of the well known wines (Sancerre Coteaux du Giennois, Pouilly, Menetou-Salon etc…), cheeses (Crotins de Chavignol), famous sweets (Tarte Tatin, Sablés de Nancay Croquets of Sancerre and Berry …) we also think of fish (Pikeperch of the Loire) or game (in season).
The fishermen will know how to find the “good spots” either in the Loire or in the numerous ponds of the surroundings where one can fish “by the day”.
Which Loire castle to choose?
Chenonceau castle, Chambord castle etc.
The Loire region is known for its majestic castles: the castle of Chambord, Chinon, Lucé, Chaumont sur Loire, or the castle of Chenonceaux, the castle of Cheverny… but also the fortress of Guédelon, the castle of Pont Chevron or the castle of St Fargeau
Magnificent castles that transport us into the history of France. The Loire Valley is one of the most beautiful regions of France and a popular tourist destination.
You can also walk from our campsite to discover Gien and visit the castle overlooking the Loire!
Our castles are a little less known than the great castles like Ussé, Amboise, Azay Le Rideau. To discover them, it is possible and only 1h30 from our campsite Gien. The famous castles of the Loire Valley are yours, their names alone make you dream: Chaumont castle, Amboise castle, Villandry castle, Blois etc.
Camping Gien and its castle
Gien, “pearl of reconstruction” for its architecture, is also famous for its Faïencerie (Museum and factory store) and its castle.
The castle of Gien is the first red brick castle of the Loire Valley which houses, among other things, the Hunting Museum with its famous trophy room and its frame in the shape of an upturned boat hull.
The church, also completely rebuilt in red brick, is worth a visit.
Which Loire castle to visit from camping Gien?
More accessible and less touristy, the Loire castles around our campsite in the Loiret are worth a visit.
Our Gien campsite is ideally located, in front of the castle of Gien, but also near many buildings and castles of the Loire, with different styles and different periods. Near our campsite, you can visit or admire many castles:
- The castle of Gien which dominates the city of Gien,
- The castle of Saint-Brisson-sur-Loire, medieval fortress,
- The castle of Sully sur Loire, one of the jewels of the Loiret,
- The castle of Chamerolles, with the Perfume Walk,
- The castle of La Bussière, and its eight centuries of history,
- The castle of Blancafort, fortified house surrounded by a French garden,
- Château de la Valette, place of artistic creation,
- Château Coligny, an elegant 19th century building,
- Holy Cross Cathedral in Orléans
Which campsite to choose to visit the Loire castles?
The Gien campsite is located on the banks of the Loire, in the Loiret department, 150 km from Paris, in the Centre Val de Loire region.
We offer a wide range of accommodation on our Loiret campsite. From mobile home rentals to unusual accommodations, you will find the accommodation that suits you. Stay in unusual accommodations for an original stay in trailers, Canadian tents and Le Nid tent, and discover the Kings of France.
To eat, you will find near our campsite: a restaurant serving traditional French cuisine and a grocery store 20 meters from the campsite. You can also take advantage of bike rides to discover the Loire by bike, a cycle route along the Loire to discover the castles of the Loire, the vineyards and the banks of the Loire.