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Pierrefitte-sur-Sauldre

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loir-et-Cher

Village Centre - Loire Valley, in the Loir-et-Cher department, Pierrefitte-sur-Sauldre is in the Sologne, near Lamotte- Beuvron. It owes its name to a menhir erected on the territory of the commune. Pierrefitte-sur-Sauldre is part of the very closed circle of the most beautiful floral villages and towns of France, thanks to the greenery and the many flowers and other plants that brighten the streets of the town.

The village has a beautiful architectural and historical heritage, reflecting the traditions of ancient natural region of Sologne. Nice and quiet, it enjoys an idyllic setting in which to spend time. Once crossed by the old Roman road linking Chartres in Bourges via Orléans, today it is centered on tourism offering various activities, and an attachment to tradition.

Geographical information

MunicipalityPierrefitte-sur-Sauldre
Postcode41300
Tourism labels
Latitude47.5118340 (N 47° 30’ 43”)
Longitude2.1538730 (E 2° 9’ 14”)
AltitudeFrom 108m to 148m
Surface area74.96 km²
Population851 inhabitants
Density11 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBlois (115 km, 1h20)
Insee code41176
IntercommunalityCC de la Sologne des Rivières
DepartmentLoir-et-Cher
RegionLoire Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Souesmes6.7 km (10 min)
Nouan-le-Fuzelier9.4 km (11 min)
Brinon-sur-Sauldre11.7 km (11 min)
Chaon12.2 km (16 min)
Sainte-Montaine13.4 km (16 min)
Salbris13.4 km (14 min)
Lamotte-Beuvron15.5 km (17 min)
Clémont16.1 km (16 min)
Souvigny-en-Sologne16.1 km (17 min)
Ménétréol-sur-Sauldre16.9 km (15 min)
Saint-Viâtre17.9 km (22 min)
Nançay19.4 km (22 min)
Sennely20 km (22 min)
Vouzon21 km (21 min)

Things to see and do

If the village Pierrefitte-sur-Sauldre is not very large, it does not have less an interesting heritage that visitors discover with happiness the time for a nice walk.

The Saint-Etienne church depended formerly of the St. Vrain collegiate Jargeau. Fully remodeled in the sixteenth century, it still has a beautiful Romanesque nave. Inside, one can admire an emblazoned crucifix sixteenth century, or a seventeenth-century painting representing the Last Supper and was to be part of the old altarpiece. Nearby, one can find the small chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows built between 1600 and 1863. Its facade of red brick and white is beautiful.

Sologne being a particularly wet area, the village has been able to enjoy Pierrefitte-sur-Sauldre to develop mills. One can still admire many of the three rivers that run through the site, the Beuvron, Sauldre and Firestarter. Not less than seven mills that continue to beautify the village and its surroundings.

Formerly, the village was surrounded by walls Pierrefitte-sur-Sauldre land and ditches 1,200 meters long. Installed during the sixteenth century, we can still find in some places of the village, with around 4 to 6 meters wide and a height of up to 3 meters.

The Chateau de Bois Rabot, with its beautiful park and pond, is also located on the territory of the commune. It has now been converted into guest rooms.

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Events and festivities

Every year, the village of Pierrefitte-sur-Sauldre offers interesting and full of enthusiasm animations.

Each year between April and May, Pierrefitte-sur-Sauldre hosts, like other villages in the region, Musicalies in Sologne. On this occasion, a festival of traditional music is organized with concerts and other demonstrations.

In June, the village hosts its famous carnival of vintage motorcycles. At this event, it is possible to admire old models, to bike rides, or to enjoy the many activities offered.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Poaching Museum
Culture and education3 € to 5 € Chaon (10.9 km)
Loire sightseeing trip in a traditional boat
Nature and the great outdoors18 € to 48 € Sigloy (37 km)
Maiden flight in a helicopter or microlight
Sports sensations56 € Saint-Denis-de-l'Hôtel (43 km)
Boat trip on Orleans canal
Nature and the great outdoors10 € Mardié (43 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Medieval town of Mennetou-sur-Cher
Village visitEasy2h00Mennetou-sur-Cher (35 km)
Orleans Forest Springs Trail
Mountain bike itineraryEasy2h00Les Bordes (38 km)

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