Activities and places of great interest

Attractions in the area

For the passionates of history and old stones:

The Castle of Guedelon

The medieval adventure of the 21st century! GUÉDELON
In Guédelon forest, at the heart of a former career, workmen are building each day, under your eyes, a castle of the 13th century. Carriers, Stonecutters, masons, carpenters, loggers, blacksmiths, roofers, charretieres, tailpieces... transform and enhance the stone, the wood, the present Earth on the site and give the keys to understanding the secrets of the builders of the middle ages.
∗TIP: Do not cue, buy your entrance ticket at the office of tourism in Cosne!
Vidéo Damien-VICART
Vidéo JB89100

Saint-Fargeau Castle

Château de Saint-Fargeau : Very beautiful castle (XVth-XVIIth century), where you can visit the interiors, framing, the stables and the Park. It is also the site of one of the largest historical Pageants in Europe! Appointment for the show every Friday and Saturday in July and August.
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Castle of Saint Brisson on Loire

(between Gien and Briare)
This castle of the Loire welcomes the whole family for a fun visit, more than 15 furnished rooms in the Castle, in the Park are great medieval games for the more adventurers, a mystery visit!

66 km further also visit the castle of La Ferté Saint Aubin
for a visit of the Castle and the animated Park: the castle of the games to play with history!

Château de Sully-Sur-Loire

Medieval fortress, home of the Dukes of Sully.
Free guided visit.

Park and Castle of Meillant

A beautifully furnished Castle, wonder of flamboyant Gothic architecture, a park full of surprises!

Castle Fort de Druyes-The-Beautiful-Fountains

A castle in one of the most beautiful villages of the Department of the Yonne, beautiful landscape.

Jacques Cœur Road

a tour of the castles in the heart of the France!
Discovery of castles, cities, nature sites, entertainment, festivals, markets and festivals, visit the gardens, Crime in the Castle...
Visit the Berry on the road Jacques Coeur: Ainay-le-Vieil, Argent-sur-Sauldre, Aubigny-sur-Nère, Bourges the chapel of D'angillon, Dun-sur-Auron, Gien, Mehun-sur-Yèvre, Meillant, Menetou-Salon, Noirlac, Palais Jacques Coeur,Pesselières , Saint-Amand-Montrond, Sagonne, Sancerre, La Verrerie, Peufeilhoux.
The road Jacques-Coeur was born in 1954 at the initiative of 3 owners of castles. First called "Circuit of the castles of the heart of France", the oldest historical road of France proposed visits as well as night-time discoveries on their sites.
Discover the road Jacques Coeur on video:

The valley of the Nohain - Donzy

-Mill of Maupertuis
-Remains of the Abbey of Donzy le Pré (12th century).
-Ruins of the Abbey of Epeau (13th century).

For lovers of gardens and vegetable gardens:

The castle of fishermen

A castle on water, a garden - remarkable garden, walks in boats...
(castle of la Bussière)

the parc floral of Apremont

18150 Apremont-sur-Allier
∗TIP : enter the magic of this garden, labeled "remarkable Garden". Favorite of the Josephine!

Remarkable gardens in Nièvre

• Parks and gardens of the Castle at Chatillon-en-Bazois
• Garden of Forgeneuve in Coulanges-les-Nevers
• Garden de la Chaux in Alligny-en-Morvan
• Park of the Manor of Cuy in Chougny
• Garden of the castle of Corbelin in the-chapel-Saint-André,

Les Marais de Bourges

A secret world...
Water with not a ripple in sight...
Luxuriant foliage...
The Marshes in Bourges are an incomparable heaven of tranquillity and natural beauty situated at the foot of the old town, just a few hundred meters from the apse of the Cathedral.
With an abundance of vegetables and flowers, the 140 hectares of plots which are so lovingly cultivated by their owners are the image of conviviality and a very popular walk.

∗Tip: Park your car at the parking of the Le Caraqui restaurant, way of Caraqui village and after lunch at the terrace walk to the old town of Bourges through the marshes and enjoy beautiful views.

For lovers of the Loire, the channels and locks:

Along the Loire :

-The Tower of the Pouilly fumée: this place immerses the visitor in an innovative multisensory course which puts forward the vineyards of Pouilly and the expertise of their winemakers. Originally, this former post office, located in the city center of Pouilly-sur-Loire consisted of a Manor House with a vaulted cellar, a storeroom and a tour of a winery.
-The middle of Loire Pavilion: this centre of interpretation reveals the secrets of the last wild river in Europe, at halfway between its source and its mouth. In the three exhibition halls, discoverthe preserved natural space, the fauna and the flora of the Reserve natural of the Loire Valley, the birds of the Loire and the life of the river.
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La Charité-sur-Loire :
In the middle of the eleventh century, the Abbey of Cluny founded the Priory of charity, or nearly 1000 years of history to discover during your visit. Today, classified in UNESCO, labeled city of Art and history and cultural meeting Centre, the charity-sur-Loire is recognized at the national level.
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Raboliot: traditional Loire boat ride

At the foot of the peak of Sancerre go on board of the "Raboliot' of 18.50 m where Sylvain will make you discover the Loire Valley in a new light.
Classic ballad (1 h), with family or friends: bring your picnic and land on an island nearby.
Gourmet walk (1 h) with tasting of regional products
Boarding at Saint Satur.

The Nivernais canal

the Nivernais canal will reveal 5 aspects of his personality.
Good journey in Burgundy and enjoy the Canal !

∗TIP Josephine : visit Les voûtes de la Collancelle, l’Echelle de 16 écluses à Sardy-les-Epiry.

Lateral Canal to the Loire, Loing Canal, Briare Canal

From Briare to Digoin, the lateral canal to the Loire is an object of curiosity ...
∗TIP Josephine: BRIARE-LE-CANAL - Rogny-les-sept-locks.

The Bec d’Allier : the confluence of the Loire and the Allier: magical place!

To visit Montargis:
Called "The Venice of the Gâtinais" for its charming canals and bridges, which cross the city.

For lovers of the flea market – brocante :

Every weekend you can go hunting for treasures... There are several flea markets, yard sales or markets where you will find lots of beautiful furniture at low price.
∗TIP OF LA JOSEPHINE : Two steps from La Josephine you will find « Papy Moustache » an amazing and unusual flea market where you can find your « dream object ».

Information at the Tourist Office at