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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loiret

Gien - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loiret

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude47.6980590 (N 47° 41’ 53”)
Longitude2.6247580 (E 2° 37’ 29”)
AltitudeFrom 117m to 190m
Surface area67.86 km²
Population15059 inhabitants
Density221 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureOrléans (69 km, 1h08)
Insee code45155
IntercommunalityCC Giennoises

Nearest cities & towns

Poilly-lez-Gien4.9 km (9 min)
Nevoy5 km (8 min)
Saint-Martin-sur-Ocre6 km (12 min)
Saint-Brisson-sur-Loire8.5 km (12 min)
Saint-Gondon9.6 km (13 min)
Arrabloy10 km (12 min)
Dampierre-en-Burly11.5 km (12 min)
Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire12.2 km (14 min)
Les Choux12.7 km (13 min)
La Bussière12.9 km (15 min)
Boismorand14 km (16 min)
Briare14.2 km (17 min)
Ouzouer-sur-Loire14.8 km (16 min)
Saint-Florent15 km (22 min)

Things to see and do

Castle Gien and International Museum of Hunting.

The house of Alix: Located at the corner of the rue de l'Hotel de Ville and Place Jean Jaurès, home of Alix is ​​one of the few houses in the town have been spared by the bombing of the Second World War . In the 15th century, this ancient building belonged to the bourgeois family of Alix, from where it takes its name. The ground floor also comprises arcades that once contained several stalls.

The famous pottery of Gien with its very interesting factory shop.

The bridge Anne de Beaujeu.

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Songs Festival in my town in July.


The castle seen from the bridge (© JE)
The castle seen from the bridge (© JE)
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The big bridge on the Loire (© JE)
The big bridge on the Loire (© JE)
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Quai de la Loire (© JE)
Quai de la Loire (© JE)
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The castle of Bussiere.

The Briare canal bridge.

The castle of Sully-sur-Loire.

The Circus Museum and Illusion in Dampierre-en-Burly.

The Museum of Witchcraft Blancafort.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided tour of the seven locks
Culture and education35 € Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses (19.8 km)
Maiden flight in a helicopter or microlight
Sports sensations56 € Saint-Denis-de-l'Hôtel (41 km)
Vineyard discovery tour and tasting
Local flavours13 € to 40 € Sancerre (44 km)
Marcilly golf course
Sports sensations20 € Marcilly-en-Villette (46 km)
Boat trip on Orleans canal
Nature and the great outdoors10 € Mardié (48 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Canal
HikeIntermediate2h15Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses (20 km)
Tour of Bléneau
Village visitEasy1h30Bléneau (24 km)
Cultural tour around Entrains-sur-Nohain
Car itineraryEasy6h00Entrains-sur-Nohain (54 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals