This charming village that still bears the traces of the Gallo-Roman era, is proud of its twelfth century church and a half-timbered houses from the sixteenth century.
Église Saint-Etienne de Briare
Its origin dates back to the sixth century when a chapel was already decorated with mosaics and dedicated to Saint Etienne. It replaced the previous temple dedicated to the Roman god Bacchus.
Le château de Saint-Fargeau
Steeped in history, the castle of Saint-Fargeau offers one of the largest in Europe pageant of more than 600 actors and 60 horsemen.
Le château de Gien et le musée international de la Chasse
The museum houses collections that evoke different techniques of hunting such as hunting with hounds, falconry, shooting or trapping and presents a selection of works of art.
Le château de Guédelon
It’s located in the forest of Guédelon in the heart of an old quarry where every day, "workers" build before your eyes a castle from the 13th century. They use no modern tools, the castle is constructed entirely with use of the same techniques and authentic tools that have been used in the 13th century.
Le Pont-Canal de Briare
The bridge ‘Pont Canal de Briare’ was built by Gustave Eiffel and is a surprising work of art piece of engineering as it is a bridge that carries water. Built in the nineteenth century, between 1890 and 1896, it allows boats of the Canal Lateral a la Loire to go over this river, for a faster and safer communication.
Emaux de Briare
‘Les Émaux de Briare’ is a Briare based French factory producing mosaics. It founded on the acquisition of pottery Briare, created in 1837 by Bapterosses et Cie, a company specializing in the manufacture of buttons and china founded in Paris in 1845.
Faïencerie de Gien et son musée
The Faiencerie de Gien was founded in 1821 by an Englishman from Stoke-on-Trent, Thomas Hall. Mr. Hall wanted to introduce fine English earthenware to the French, also known as “faience” in France. 190 years later, Gien is an integral part of France’s cultural heritage, praised by many around the world. The factory and its production provide a testimony of the social history it witnessed. You will discover precious and rare pieces made for universal exhibitions, tableware utility, and decorative objects of exceptional cultural value.
Lac du Bourdon
Immersed in idyllic nature the lake is a paradise for those who enjoy water sports and active leisure. The site provides perfect environment for Canoeing, paddleboats, sailing, windsurfing, supervised swimming in July and August, rowing as well as other outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, horse and pony riding, vacation VTC, mini golf and more.
The Canal de Briare and its principal feature of 7 locks are part of a massive project designed by Henry IV and Sully in 1597 aiming to connect the Mediterranean Sea with the Ocean and the English Channel through canals connecting rivers and allowing for cheaper, faster and safer circulation for goods and people.
Accro-branche à Treigny
The adventure park offers 10 courses in the trees, more than 130 workshops and 14 zip lines (1500m total) waiting for you to experience with family and friends.
Two acres of land paintball are arranged in "nature." Gaming sessions are facilitated and mediated for groups of up to 22 participants at a time and a minimum of 12 people. Participants minimum age is 16 years.