Châtillon-Coligny is located in the department of Loiret, in the Centre region about 22 km south of Montargis.
The town is bisected by the Briare Canal connecting the Seine to the Rhone by the side channel of the Loire, but by two small rivers : the Loing and Milleron. The town has about 2,000 inhabitants.
Chatillon is a city steeped in the history of Protestantism, the home of Coligny, Montmorency and four physicists Becquerel.
In terms of gastronomy, honey and saffron are the two most iconic products Gâtinaise land, which is also illustrated by his cider or praslines.
Called Châtillon-Coligny since 1896 instead of Châtillon -sur -Loing, the city still retains its charm of medieval town.
It is a small town charged a unique history, which came in the scientific era with four generations of physicists and chemists : the saga of Becquerel (Antoine Caesar, Edmond, Henry and John).
We can not talk of course not to mention the famous Chatillon 2nd Gaspard de Coligny ( 1519-1572 ), leader of the Protestant party during the wars of religion.
So, come stroll the heart of the old town and admire the walls and towers of the 14th century, " Hell," " Paradise," the salt cellar which are buildings of the 16th century, many half-timbered houses, medieval streets.
Do not miss of course, museum, museum of France classified located at the former Hotel Dieu. It has a Romanesque porch of the 12th century. You 'll find archaeological pieces ( Celtic burials from the 5th century BC. AD hoard... ), but also the writings of the second Gaspard de Coligny, the work and discoveries of Becquerel (Nobel Prize).
Finally, the Coligny Historical Park, where the orangery overlooking the gardens bordered by Milleron. The site is classified and now private. Tours are fixed, information dates from the Tourist Office.
Many cultural activities, recreation is possible to enrich your stay around Châtillon :
Horseback riding : horseback riding and horse farm in Château- Renard, equestrian center in La Chapelle- sur- Aveyron, pony club Rogny.
Reservoir : Lake Bourdon in Saint -Fargeau, amusement park lake Châlette -sur -Loing, water sports in Cepoy.
Many sports and cultural associations in the localities surrounding Châtillon-Coligny ( information from the Tourist Office).