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Châtillon-Coligny

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loiret

Châtillon-Coligny - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loiret
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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.

Geographical information

MunicipalityChâtillon-Coligny
Postcode45230
Tourism label
Latitude47.8240210 (N 47° 49’ 26”)
Longitude2.8452160 (E 2° 50’ 43”)
AltitudeFrom 115m to 179m
Surface area25.53 km²
Population2068 inhabitants
Density81 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureOrléans (92 km, 1h21)
Insee code45085
IntercommunalityCC de Châtillon Coligny
DepartmentLoiret
RegionCentre

Nearest cities & towns

Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois2.7 km (7 min)
Montbouy5 km (5 min)
La Chapelle-sur-Aveyron5.2 km (6 min)
Saint-Maurice-sur-Aveyron7.1 km (9 min)
Dammarie-sur-Loing7.6 km (10 min)
Aillant-sur-Milleron8.1 km (10 min)
Adon8.3 km (9 min)
Nogent-sur-Vernisson9 km (12 min)
Montcresson10.3 km (12 min)
Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses11 km (13 min)
Boismorand12.3 km (14 min)
Feins-en-Gâtinais12.5 km (15 min)
La Bussière12.7 km (14 min)
Melleroy12.9 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

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.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments

Events and festivities

Photos

The water spot
The water spot
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The Loing along the canal
The Loing along the canal
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The salt cellar
The salt cellar
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Aerial view
Aerial view
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museum portal
museum portal
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City Walls
City Walls
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The Church
The Church
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Statue Antoine -César Becquerel
Statue Antoine -César Becquerel
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Coligny Bust
Coligny Bust
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Hell
Hell
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Weather

Sunday 24 may
Min. 14°C - Max. 21°C
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Monday 25 may
Min. 10°C - Max. 21°C
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Tuesday 26 may
Min. 9°C - Max. 16°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided tour of the seven locks
Culture and education35 € Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses (9.3 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Canal
HikeIntermediate2h15Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses (8.9 km)
Tour of Bléneau
Village visitEasy1h30Bléneau (16 km)
Municipality of Lindry
HikeEasy2h30Lindry (43 km)
Cultural tour around Entrains-sur-Nohain
Car itineraryEasy6h00Entrains-sur-Nohain (51 km)

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Bed & breakfasts

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Hotels