Quote from Maurice Genevoix – Excerpt from the book ‘Raboliot’
“He looked at the ground cluttered with brush,
hastily he deciphered in the field
a spellbook loaded with meaning. »
The Sologne, a forest patronised by Sainte Montaine, is a 500,000-hectare territory spread over 3 departments: the Loiret, the Cher and the Loir et Cher.
A forest area with rich architectural heritage
A land of former tile mills and brick factories, this area favoured craftsmanship and local architecture.
The charm of the brick villages and castles nestled in the heart of this forest are unmissable discoveries revealed by the Sologne. The houses and the churches with wooden and brick ‘caquetoires’, the washhouses, the cob walls, etc., are all wonders that make all the singularity of the Sologne.
The Sologne is rich in history and mysteries surround it; a land of legends, beliefs and traditions.
A natural region, a real biodiversity reserve
Land of ponds and rivers, the Sologne is the ideal habitat for fauna and flora.
Frequently, you can admire stags surrounded by deer, marvel at the bucks play-fighting or spot some wild boars snuffling around in search of treats.
Water zones are also conducive to wildlife development. The emerald of Sologne, known as ‘l’étang du Puits’ or the Well Pond, is full of all these species, preserved in this veritable haven of aquatic peace surrounded by shimmering greenery.
Authentic gastronomic heritage
Hunting grounds, the large estates make the happiness of game hunters, lovers of terrines (pheasants, Garenne rabbits, hare…) and other recipes, accompanied by foraged mushrooms, including the beautiful and colourful chanterelle.
Fishing, possible in the many ponds of Sologne, offers relaxation and well-being, as well as good eating.
Sologne honey encapsulates all the sweetness and delicacy of the perfumes of this region.
From open lands to green tourism
Land of walks, the Sologne abounds with magnificent circuits in the middle of nature, including the famous Sologne trail linking Gien to Chambord through the villages of the Val de Sully. On foot, by bike or on horseback, the Sologne has not finished delivering the secrets of its natural beauty.