Discover the mystery and charm of the Sologne
From our hotel in Sully-sur-Loire
Wild marshland, forest full of such fauna as deer and boar, fields of pink-tinted heather, and villages as alluring as they are hidden, the Sologne is a mysterious place that will attract fishers, hunters and walkers alike. Lovers of the great outdoors and culture and will have plenty to choose from.
Located south of Sully-sur-Loire, the Sologne has a thousand different sides to it. Close to our hotel, discover the local heritage of the Sologne with its typical villages and churches with traditional “caquetoire” porches. There’s Viglain, surrounded by hilly forest and with the oldest bell in the Loiret (melted in 1403); Lion-en-Sullias with its pre-historic heritage; Isdes and its typical architecture of the Sologne; the labyrinth that is Guilly; and Neuvy-en-Sulias and its archaeological treasures.
If you love history, you’ll love the Route Jacques Coeur, the oldest historical route in France. With a unique and varied heritage, it stretches out over 150 km between Gien (20 minutes from the hotel) and Ainay-le-Vieil through fields, valleys and vineyards. A real treasure trove of gems, it’s full of life year-round and is sure to capture your heart. It boasts seven châteaux, including the Château de la Verrerie (founded in the 15th century by a Scotsman) and the Château d’Ainay-le-Vieil (nicknamed “Little Carcassonne”), as well as a good number of abbeys (including Noirlac Abbey) and gardens.
If you love fine wine, you’ll want to explore Sancerre and its almost 3000 hectares of vineyards. Just an hour away from the hotel, you’ll be able to visit its picturesque village with a medieval flair and taste its exceptional white wine, prized the world over. It’s also the homeland of the renowned Crottin de Chavignol goats’ cheese, which goes perfectly with a glass of Sancerre.