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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Meung-sur-Loire
Insee code45203
AltitudeFrom 82 to 113 meters
Surface20.35 km²
Population6240 inhabitants
Density306 inhabitants/km²


Chief townOrléans (at 25 km, 24 min)Baule at 3.3 km (5 min)
DepartmentLoiretDry at 3.8 km (6 min)
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Between Sologne and the Beauce, the beautiful city of Meung-sur-Loire offers charm and poetry. Small town of 6388 inhabitants is located near the royal river, the Loire, 17 km from Orleans to Blois 35 km and 145 km from Paris. In the Sleeper Du Val, Arthur Rimbaud wrote "This is a green hollow where a river sings??" Meung-sur-Loire is a bit like a town between Loire and Purple, between Beauce and Sologne, in the heart of the Val Loire Valley of Kings. A location is both peaceful and dynamic, where it takes its time and the time to live but all full of energy.

It is a showcase for treasures

The castle the two faces of the bishops of Orleans, with a medieval facade and a 18th century facade, is a hotbed of architectural treatises where the centuries have left a borrows.

A jewel of religious heritage: The collegiate church of Saint-Liphard proudly stands and contemplates the Loire for nearly a thousand years.

A maze of old streets with charming houses half-timbered or stone sculptures to delicate, the flower gardens?? where reigns supreme Gate of Upstream, the only witness of the ramparts that once encircled Magdunum.

Stroll around and learn at a street corner a statue, a mullioned window, a place with lime, let you enjoy the soothing sound of Purple, these small rivers crossing the city, which carried the paddles of mills.

Take the time to enter one of the string instruments, get drunk smells of varnish, wood, and learn the skills of craftsmen.

Follow the footsteps of one of the many poets magdunois.

Listen, prick up your ears?? Francois Villon whispers a few lines from his prison.

Jehan de Meun will tell you the Roman de la Rose.

And to know the life of "earth-eating" read Gaston Couté there, near the mill of his parents??, Seduced by the dialect beauceron to original sources.

Others also have been able to enjoy the peace and wealth Meung-sur-Loire. Ingres tasted here "perfect happiness, tranquility and good family," Dumas did not deceive them by prefacing "The Three Musketeers," Maigret and runs a quiet retreat.

Join the vibrant magdunoise through the many activities offered throughout the year. The calendar of festivals and animations are loaded, but you can choose to come to Meung-sur-Loire for the fair of Saint Martin in November?? or in June for medieval feasts or Festicolor, participate in "Paint Draw Meung-sur-Loire in the street" in September, the Halloween activities in October or at Christmas.

The city is rich in cultural discovery: theater, cinema, library, museum, concerts and a nightly show, exhibitions??

The many associations, cultural and sports and offer great many possibilities for escape.

So Meung-sur-Loire is not the place of "green where a river sings"? Come and see for yourself ...


  • Castle Meung-sur-Loire:
  • Meung Castle is one of the largest and oldest castles of the Loire Valley. Until the Revolution, it was the residence of the prestigious Bishops of Orleans and hosted big names in the history of France. It starts with the first castle that served under the treaty of 861 between Robert the Strong, King Charles the Bald, which marked the beginning of the rise of the Capetian dynasty. Castle Meung was also a strategic location in the conflict between the English to French during the Hundred Years' War: Joan of Arc freed him after his victory at Orleans. Many kings made a halt as Francois 1er, 7th or Charles Louis XI. It had its moments of glory, especially on the eve of the Revolution when the Bishop of Orleans Jarente de la Bruyere invests his entire fortune to create a small Versailles. The castle also has its dark side: he served in prison. Its most famous prisoner was the poet Francois Villon. Acquired from the Revolution by one of the founders of the Bank of France, the Chateau de Meun has for some years a private house open to visitors.
  • Address: 16 Place du Martroi - 45130 Meung-sur-Loire.
  • Tel. : +33 2 38 44 36 47.
  • Municipal Museum - The Cultural Center mints: Since November 2005, the museum Meung-sur-Loire welcomes you in fully refurbished premises. Now it is part of the new Cultural Center of the city dubbed "The mints. Thus, a tribute is paid to the office occupied by the 17th century at this spot, a "House of Money", where you hit a copper coin: the Liard. The museum consists of three permanent exhibition spaces, which make up the Cultural Center of the coin, and a temporary exhibition space:
  • Presentation bibliophile books and rare Francois Villon, Jehan de Meun and the Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. These books relate to books on authors who were crossing Meung-sur-Loire (François Villon and Jehan de Meun) as well as editions of the Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (the first pages evoke the city Meung-sur-Loire). They want to be precious works and rare editions. This collection is from 1994. Most items have been acquisitions of the municipality. Sights: The oldest book dates from 1521. Beautiful facsimile color illustrated Roman de la Rose kept in New York.
  • Collection of Mr. Francis Quatrehomme: archeology, paleontology and numismatics. For nearly forty years, Francis Quatrehomme harvested and collected various archaeological and paleontological he found in the vicinity of Meung-sur-Loire, Beaugency and Thenay (Loir-et-Cher), and in its resorts. Come discover fossilized shells collected on the beaches of the Loire, objects and stones from the eras of the Secondary and Tertiary, as well as many parts accla reconstituting human life (eg, arrowheads, tools, pottery ...). Sea faluns Touraine is represented by the presence of sharks teeth and pliopithèques (distant cousin of Rights) but also by the teeth of small fish, beavers, deer, rhinoceros, crocodiles, mammoths ... Meanwhile, a collection of coins from different countries and periods is presented in the desk of Mr. Quatrehomme, we will discover the currencies of the Roman Republic, Gaulish coins, and almost all the coins minted under Roman emperors and kings of France. In an authentic setting, the collection Quatrehomme was reconstituted as it was in Francis Quatrehomme. Curiosity is the desk of this self-taught, which plunges us into another time ...
  • Gaston Couté, his life, his work (1880 - 1911): Poet-songwriter libertarian of the Butte de Montmartre (Paris), Gaston Couté spent her childhood in Meung-sur-Loire. In his texts, a number is written in dialect Beauce, generally denouncing injustice and social misery ("Revision," "The hussy," "The speech traîneux). The exhibition features photographs, drawings and poems are interpreted by many renowned artists (B. Lavilliers, E Piaf, G. Pierron, B. Meulien ...). Discover this unusual character who portrays the difficult life of the working class ("The hay press," "Christ in Wood," "voters"). Starting his career as an artist in Orleans, "The field of naviots" determined his departure for Paris at the age of 18. Gaston Couté was a great success in the cabarets of Montmartre, but also those of Chateauroux, Rouen, Brussels, London ... In 1910, Gaston written cost incurred in magazines: The Bulwark, but especially the Social War ... Finally, you can admire his talents unsung designer with illustrations and cartoons original and unpublished. Unreleased: Manuscript of the poem "Redemption" text not found since 1911 and presented exclusively. Museum presentation enhanced with new windows.
  • A temporary exhibition space: The room Eric Doligez hosts temporary exhibitions relating to museum collections or, more generally, relating to the cultural program of the city. For information about programming, learn +33 2 38 22 53 36 or +33 2 38 22 53 12.
  • Museum Van Oeveren - Fencing and Martial Arts:
  • The world's largest collection on fencing and dueling, set out in 5 rooms of a castle from the 17th and 18th century.
  • Museum Van Oeveren to visit each summer day (except Monday), from 14h to 18h at the Castle of Bel Air (rest of the year by appointment).
  • Address: Clos de Bel-Air - 45130 Meung-sur-Loire.

For further information: Tel. : +33 2 38 45 35 82.

Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Meung-sur-Loire
Information pointsTourist Office of Meung-sur-Loire
Leisure centresGarden Les prés-Culands,   Gardens of Roquelin,   Museum of Meung-sur-Loire
MonumentsChurch Saint-Liphard


Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Boat trip on Orleans canalNature and the outdoors10 €Mardié (27 km)

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Chateau de MeunChateau de Meun



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French cuisine restaurantLa Grande Tour  
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Located 5.5 km from Meung-sur-Loire37 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Rivage  
On the banks of the Loiret, this hotel restaurant welcomes its guests in Le Rivage a refined for over 50 years. Durability allows this table to be a safe bet today in the region of...
Located 15 km from Meung-sur-Loire47 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Restaurant du Golf de Limère  
AN EXCEPTION UNDER - Welcome in this place at the gates of the Sologne Forest, exception of Domaine de Limère. Shaded with stunning views over the golf Golf terrace awaits you for lunch....
Located 16.1 km from Meung-sur-Loire29 € per person 

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Farm with 5 bedroomsFerme Peschard    
Old farm located in a 19th in a quiet village with a large private grounds near the Loire castles, Talcy 4 km, -17 km Chambord, Blois 25 km.
Located 16.6 km from Meung-sur-LoireFrom 58 € to 62 € the double room 
Farm with 3 bedroomsFerme de l'isle    
5 minutes from junction 16 of the A10, between Orleans and Blois. 10 minutes from Chambord and Talcy in the Loire Valley, on the circuits of the Loire by bike, nineteenth century farmhouse...
Located 16.7 km from Meung-sur-Loire60 € the double room 
House with 1 bedroomLa Vieille Réparée    
Guest room on the first floor of a mansion from the early nineteenth century, located in the historic center of Orleans. This is a large room with adjoining boudoir. Possible four beds,...
Located 17.9 km from Meung-sur-Loire90 € the double room 

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House for 14 personsHouse for 14 persons
House entirely renovated in 2011-2012 on 2 acres of fenced grounds with waterways. Absolute calm. Possibility to rent a second house on 3000m² of land also includes walled. Lounge dining...
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Apartment for 4 personsLes Pervenches, Orléans, Val de Loire  
La Chapelle-Saint-Mesmin
With a moderate budget discover Orleans, Sologne, Chambord. You will be amazed at the variety and richness of possible activities (some free). Visit Orleans, cathedral, Parc Floral,...
Located 13.4 km from Meung-sur-LoireFrom 280 € to 320 € per week 
House for 4 personsLe Pavillon de chasse   NEW
Terraced house, this T2 bungalow is situated in the outbuildings of a Solognot castle. In the middle of a wooded private property full of game, this cottage has its independent arrival...
Located 17 km from Meung-sur-LoireFrom 220 € to 300 € per week 

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46 places over 1 haCamping municipal olivet    
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Located 17.3 km from Meung-sur-LoireFrom 13.80 € to 18.40 € per day 

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Le Relais Louis XI - Hotel in Meung-sur-LoireLe Relais Louis XI    
Located on the edge of the Loire River, Le Relais Louis XI is set in a historic building, which used to house Louis XI’s private stables. It includes a gourmet restaurant. Le Relais...
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ibis Budget Meung sur Loire is 100 metres from the A10 motorway and 2 km from the centre of Meung-sur-Loire. It offers soundproofed rooms serviced by a lift and free Wi-Fi access. All...
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Villa des Bordes - Hotel in Meung-sur-LoireVilla des Bordes     
Located in Cléry-Saint-André, Villa des Bordes offers a garden, terrace, restaurant and bicycle rental. Orléans is only 17 km away and Château de Chambord is a 30-minute drive from...
Located 4.7 km from Meung-sur-LoireRoom from 70 €

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Best Western Les Terrasses de Montargis
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