Touristics roads

Famous itineraries to discover : A leaflet showing these roads is available in the Tourist Offices of the Giennois

La Loire a vélo

Logo Loire à vélo
Logo Loire à vélo

This is a project that involves connecting all regions along the Loire. Over 800 km of cycle routes will open between Cuffy (in Cher) and St Brevin-les-Pins (in the Loire-Atlantique) for a unique discovery of the Loire and its valley, World Heritage Site UNESCO in 2000.

At European level, "Loire à vélo" is part of the future European Rivers Cycle Route between Nantes and Budapest (2,400 km)

Vélo bord de Loire
Vélo bord de Loire

On the course, bike paths alternate with little roads and paths, to move closer to the attractions on the Loire Valley. The route is known sometimes diverge a moment of the Loire for a foray into the interior to determine both the local sights that large monuments and heritage treasures, like the lock Mantelot near Chatillon sur Loire the famous Pont Canal Briare and the castle of Gien. For your convenience, the route is signposted in both directions.

The route is made by sections

- Beaulieu sur Loire – Briare : 13 km
Departure : parking lot of the rest area of the channel at the entrance of Beaulieu, along the D926.
The route takes you through the Loire towards Bonny-sur-Loire before you discover the panorama of Ousson-sur-Loire, which has inspired many painters. Then you will follow the old canal which leads to Pont Canal of Briare and Historical Monument.

- Briare – Sully sur Loire : 42 km
Departure : Parking Place de la République
This route takes you through the villages of St Firmin/L. St Brisson/L, St Martin/O for an arrival on Gien and its castle.
Also on the left bank you continue to the villages of Poilly-lez-Gien and St Gondon to get Sully sur Loire.

"Loire by Bike" offers a host of services tailored specifically made for cyclists : A network of approved accommodation "Accueil Vélo"

Several documents are available to assist you in organizing your tour or bike trips : “Topo-guides” and free maps of the route at the departmental level.

It’ll just follow the arrows.

For more information :

The Heart of France Vineyard Tourism Road

Vignoble des Coteaux du Giennois
Vignoble des Coteaux du Giennois

Located in the centre of France just two hours south of Paris, the “Route Touristique des Vignobles” du Coeur de France (The Heart of France Vineyard Tourism Route) is a circuit making use of our scenic country lanes. While following these roads to the wineries and estates of the Centre-Loire, the visitor is sure to be surprised and delighted by the natural diversity of our varied countryside.

Mains de vendangeur et grappe de raisin
Mains de vendangeur et grappe de raisin

From the departements of Indre to Loiret, from Cher to Nièvre, this region blessed with its savoir-faire, robust people, beautiful landscape, enchanting villages, and captivating festivals nvites you to explore “le Coeur de France” – “the Heart of France” to discover Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé, Menetou-Salon, Quincy, Reuilly, Côteau du Giennois and Châteaumeillant

For the map, click here :

Document PDF - 596.2 ko

- Enquiries
Bureau interprofessionnel des Vins du Centre
9, route de Chavignol
Tél : 02 48 78 51 07 – Fax : 02 48 78 51 08
email :

Jacques Cœur Route

logo route jacques Coeur
logo route jacques Coeur

The “Jacques Cœur” road was created in 1954, inspired by the owners of three “Chateaux” : Culan, Ainay-le-Vieil and Meillant. Originally entitled the "Heart of France Châteaux Route", the oldest Historic Route in France offered visits and tours as well as night-time events and illuminations at these historic sites, setting the style for the future.

Over the last 56 years the “Jacques Cœur” road has continued to develop and innovate and offers a marvellous visitor experience. Half a century after its inception, its membership has multiplied and the Route now includes 16 historic sites

The “Jacques Cœur” road invites visitors to play in looking at what sites are owned by the 16 objects presented on entry. A random drawing from all correct answers will allow the winners to win stays unusual. In addition, a pass J”acques Coeur” privilege allows the holder to receive a discount in more than 25 sites and tourist towns of Berry for a year. The purchase of this map, the sites and tourist offices will allow the “Jacques Cœur” road to continue its efforts in accessibility for people with disabilities

For bookings of movie or a visit, thank you for contacting the site.

- Association Route Jacques-Cœur
21 rue Victor Hugo - BP 126
18003 BOURGES Cedex
Tél : 02 48 65 31 55 - Fax : 02 48 23 02 68 -
email :

- Enquiries and reservations
Loisirs Accueil du Cher
Tél : 02 48 48 00 18

- Bourges’ Tourist Information Office
Tél : 02 48 23 02 60 – Fax : 02 48 23 02 69
email :

Route historic “Chateau de la Loire”, Valley of the Kings

Gien La Loire et le Chateau
Gien La Loire et le Chateau

On the edge of the bed of the longest river in France, the Loire, the kings had built their most beautiful castles, quickly imitated by other nobles of the court. Road to the story ... From Angers to the canal bridge Briare, 59 high places of history on 4 departments : Maine-et-Loire, Indre-et-Loire, Loir-et-Cher and Loiret. The Valley of the Kings is the only site in the world to bring together so many high places exceptional. History, cultural and spiritual life which arise many castles, manors, churches and abbeys.

- Enquiries
Head of the Road,
Château de Villandry
Tél / Fax : 02 41 51 30 71
email :

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