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  • Brit Hotel Montargis
    Brit Hotel Montargis

Tourism

in Montargis

Make the most of your stay in our hotel to discover Montargis and its region. The town of Montargis is situated in the Centre-Val de Loire region and in the Loiret department.
It is made up of 60,000 inhabitants. Nicknamed the Venice of Gâtinais due to its large number of bridges (131 to be precise), Montargis contains numerous tourist treasures.

Montargis’ Medieval Town

The medieval town is especially worth visiting during an outing on foot. Wander around the streets and enjoy the the charm of the half-timbered houses and different monuments in the town. The château, built between the 12th and 14th centuries, was the place of residence for numerous kings of France, such as François I or Henry IV. You can also visit the Hôtel de Ville, the law courts, the Sainte Madeleine church and the Hôtel Prévost.

Museums

Get your fill of culture by visiting the town’s museums:

The Musée des Tanneurs

Enter a beautiful 16th-century dwelling situated on the edge of the River Puiseaux and discover a collection of documents and tools relating to tannery, once omnipresent in the region.

On the first floor of the building, a large room is dedicated to textiles and regional clothing.

The Musée de la Pailleterie

Visit this museum situated in the grounds of a château. It is composed of two old barns and displays collections of past equipment, once used in the different professions of rural France. Discover the progress of agriculture over the last century.

The House of Nature and Water

This old lock offers you entertainment, interactive features, documents and temporary exhibitions throughout the year. The marina Montargis has a pretty marina worth visiting during a walk around the heart of the town. Wander over the quays and finish in one of the city’s restaurants, on the lookout for local cuisine.

Fine food

Montargis’ cuisine is renowned above all for its pastries and confectionery, (the Pithiviers, the Coquelicot de Nemours, the Sucre d’Orge des Religieuses de Moret) but also for its meats (Grand Cru lamb and beef). Gâtinais is also a land of plants, notable for its saffron culture. Exquisite almonds, grilled and caramelised and covered with brown sugar, Pralines were born in Montargis, under the reign of Louis XIII. Go to one of the many confectioner’s shops in the town to buy some!

The surrounding area

Charming villages are available to discover in Montargis’ surrounding area. Villages such as Amilly, Cepoy, Chalette-sur-Loing or Vimory.

Activities

Make the most of your stay in Montargis to devote yourself to the diverse and varied activities: cycle or horse rides, bowling, go-karting, cinema…