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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loiret

Common Loiret in the region Centre-Loire Valley, Pithiviers is a city of more than 9000 inhabitants in the heart of Beauce. A forty kilometers of Orleans, the city was once known for its food and pharmaceutical economy. Pithiviers also hosted a notorious prison camp during World War II.

Today Pithiviers mainly on tourism, through an interesting cultural and architectural heritage, but also because of its important culinary tradition. Gastronomic specialties abound in fact, with the lark pâté, cheese Bondaroy hay, dry biscuits called croquignoles, and most famous, the Pithiviers. The latter is a delicate puff pastry cake filled with almond cream.

Pithiviers no shortage of charm and asset to attract visitors and allow them to discover the wonders of Loiret.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude48.1734230 (N 48° 10’ 24”)
Longitude2.2558490 (E 2° 15’ 21”)
AltitudeFrom 97m to 130m
Surface area6.94 km²
Population9213 inhabitants
Density1327 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureOrléans (44 km, 48 min)
Insee code45252
IntercommunalityCC du Pithiverais
TerritoriesLoire Valley, Orléanais
RegionCentre-Loire Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Bondaroy1.8 km (5 min)
Dadonville2.8 km (6 min)
Pithiviers-le-Vieil4.4 km (8 min)
Ascoux5.5 km (8 min)
Estouy6 km (9 min)
Marsainvilliers6.6 km (9 min)
Yèvre-le-Châtel7 km (10 min)
Guigneville7.3 km (8 min)
Laas7.5 km (10 min)
Yèvre-la-Ville7.7 km (11 min)
Bouzonville-aux-Bois7.8 km (11 min)
Escrennes8.1 km (10 min)
Engenville8.8 km (11 min)
Ramoulu9.4 km (10 min)
Givraines10.4 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

City of Loiret, Pithiviers still possesses an interesting heritage that attracts visitors from all over France.

Classified historical monument, except his arrow and the top of its bell tower, the Saint-Salomon and St. Gregory church is dedicated to the patron saint of the city. Since 932, it houses the remains of St. Solomon, king of ancient Britain and martyr. Rebuilt during the sixteenth century, the church has undergone successive restorations in the centuries that followed. We can now enjoy classic Renaissance decorations and a beautiful Gothic structure.

Walking through Pithiviers, it is possible to appreciate beautiful monuments such as the castle of the Slate whose elevation, the roof and the building are included in the inventory of the Historic buildings or the remains of the collegiate St. George built in the eleventh century, parts of which are listed on the inventory of Historic Monuments or classified.

Interestingly, the Transport Museum to admire Pithiviers offers several steam locomotives as well as traces of the tramway Pithiviers in Toury.

The abbey of Saint-Pierre, a Cistercian abbey in 1080 and the castle of the seventeenth century Bellecour are the best sights to Pithiviers.

vestige of the sad story of Pithiviers during the Second World War, a monument to the memory of the Jews interned at the city camp was installed with a commemorative plaque.

Ideal for walks or family, the old rose garden André-Eve, created in 1998, is a true natural wonder.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Pithiviers offers throughout the year animations of all kinds and running on all the great traditions that have brought fame to the city.

Pithiviers welcomes as many as four weekly markets on Wednesday from 8 to 13h, Friday from 8h to 18h and Saturday from 8h to 18h Mail to west and on the place of the Markets from 8h to 13h.

In December, Pithiviers also organizes a Christmas market with many events.

The feast of St. George is held in April with the installation of a large fun fair, a craft market and sales of sweet products.

The Steam festival takes place in June, organized by volunteers of the association of transport museum. Vintage locomotives embark passengers in a touristic and historical route.

Every October, Pithiviers offers pastry festival, sugar and chocolate, with cooking workshops, tastings and other demonstrations of all kinds.


Friday 19 april
Min. 6°C - Max. 13°C
Saturday 20 april
Min. 4°C - Max. 11°C
Sunday 21 april
Min. 2°C - Max. 12°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Climb to the top of a tree
Sports sensations16 € to 29 € Vieilles-Maisons-sur-Joudry (36 km)
Loire sightseeing trip in a traditional boat
Nature and the great outdoors20 € to 54 € Sigloy (37 km)
Guided tour of Orleans
Culture and education59 € to 83 € Orléans (40 km)
Scavenger hunt and urban escape game
Entertainment12 € to 200 € Orléans (40 km)
Hot air balloon flight in Île-de-France
Nature and the great outdoors169 € to 796 € Fontainebleau (42 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Path of the Rimarde
Village visitEasy2:00La Neuville-sur-Essonne (9 km)
Cave Art Path
HikeEasy1:30Le Vaudoué (28 km)
Circuit of Grignon
HikeEasy3:00Vieilles-Maisons-sur-Joudry (35 km)
Orleans Forest Springs Trail
Mountain bike itineraryEasy2:00Les Bordes (42 km)


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