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From April to September: Monday to Saturday 9am-12pm (in July-August 12.30pm) and 2pm-6.30pm.
Sunday 10am-12.30pm (in July-August 1pm).
From October to March: Tuesday to Saturday 9am-12pm and 2pm-5pm. Closed on Sunday and Monday.


Tour du Pouilly-Fumé
30, Rue Waldeck Rousseau

Tél : +33 (0)3 86 24 04 70

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February, March, November and December: 2pm-6pm. Closed on Mondays.
April, May, June, September and October: 10am-1pm and 2.30pm-6.30pm. Closed on Mondays.
July and August: 10am-7pm every day.

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In the surroundings, our essentials

In The Puisaye

Guedelon : It is in the forest of Guedelon, in the heart of an old quarry, that the workers build every day, right before your eyes, a 13th century castle. Come and discover this uncommon collective adventure !

Head to the Tourist Office in Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire first, to purchase your entry tickets. You will avoid the long queue on site !

Saint-FargeauBeautiful castle (15th-17th century), where you can visit the interiors, the frames constructions, the stables and the park. It is also the site of one of the greatest historical shows in Europe ! The show is every Friday and Saturday in July and August. 

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On the banks of the Loire river

La Charité-sur-Loire : In the middle of the 11th century, the abbey of Cluny created the Priory of La Charité, that is to say nearly 1000 years of history to be discovered during your visit. Today, classified by UNESCO, labeled City of Art and History and Cultural Meeting Center, La Charité-sur-Loire is recognized at national level.

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In the Cher department

Sancerre : Imagine… Vines as far as the eye can see, picturesque alleys in a medieval centre and historical monuments which conceal secrets… You contemplate the sunset with a glass of Sancerre in hand… Around Sancerre, there are a lot of winegrowers’ villages too with charming streets and squares.

The hills of Sancerre are also an ideal place for outdoor activities ! Travel through the vineyards, fly over the valleys in a hot air balloon or microlight aircraft flights. You can explore by foot or by bike, stroll along the canal at your own pace or have a picnic on the banks of the Loire.

In the Loiret department


Briare : the famous bridge-canal is one of the longest in Europe. You can also visit : the Musée des deux marines, le Musée de la mosaïque et des émaux and Saint-Etienne Church.
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Gien :
 visit the Château-Musée de la Chasse, where you will learn everything about hunting with hounds, hunting of game birds and hunting with guns. You can also visit the Musée de la faïencerie de Gien which tells about 200 years of history of the manufacture through various items (diverse decorations, shapes and techniques).

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