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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loiret

Gien - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loiret

Majestically overlooking the Loire River, the Château de Gien, made of brick and stone, is home to the International Hunting museum. This museum groups together collections dedicated to hunting and to animal art: paintings, ceramics, tapestries, trophies and hunting buttons are displayed there.

Famous for its earthenware tradition, Gien also has an earthenware factory museum, located in a former cellar, with magnificent china collections on display. This place also hosts temporary exhibitions.

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Sa situation géographique, son histoire, ses traditions, ses spécialités gastronomiques.

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 great bridge over the Loire (© J.E)
The great bridge over the Loire (© J.E)
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Quai of the Loire (© J.E)
Quai of the Loire (© J.E)
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The castle seen from the bridge (© J.E)
The castle seen from the bridge (© J.E)
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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.


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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