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The Church Sainte-Madeleine de Montargis is a church that characterizes Montargis. It is a Catholic religious building located at Rue du Cerceau. It is especially highlighted by its 23 m high nave and its collaterals dating from the 12th to the 16th century. Before the 15th century, this church was located on the terrace of the castle, Sainte-Madeleine. At that time, it was an annex chapel built from 1170. But it is in 1425 that it took over the parish of this castle. However, following a fire that occurred in 1525, a reconstruction was necessary. In addition, the church of Saint-Madeleine Montargis underwent a great companion of work both inside and outside so that it can regain its splendor of yesteryear. It presents a large unity of style with multiple stained glass and stained glass windows which also bear a story. It is especially the priest Alfred Chauvet who was able to transform the poor style of the church before to a radiant building since it was able to attract several rich donors like Violet le Duc. The latter delegated one of his students to work on the church, including the Anatole de Baudot.
What to visit at the church Sainte-Madeleine de Montargis ?
The Church of Saint Madeleine de Montargis is worth a visit even if it is only to discover its altar made entirely of marble dating from the end of the 17th century. In addition, a funeral urn in marble is also to be discovered in one of its southern chapels in which is the heart of the painter Girodet. Visitors will also appreciate the glimpse of a large number of stained glass windows that have been around since the 19th century and come from the workshop of Léopold Lobin, a master glassmaker from Tours. Among other things, the "Japanese" stained glass window is one of the most famous stained glass windows and is a unique representation in France, without putting aside the various murals such as that of an ex-voto which evokes an epidemic of plague that has marked the region for years. Inside this historic monument, Christ in plaster is also impressive. He served as a model for Triqueti to cast the bronze sculpture which is exposed under the dome of the Invalides to the capital of France. Our destination is essentially from the airport to the hotel, but we can take you to the Sainte-Madeleine Church.
The Montargis Forest
Description of Montargis Forest
The Montargis forest is located on the territory of ten municipalities in the Loiret department, in the Center-Val de Loire region, in the north-east of Montargis and in the Gâtinais natural region. It is a national forest of France with an area of 4,100 hectares. The forest of Montargis consists of a large part of oaks, but also of Scots pines, charms, birches and beeches. A clearing which encloses the village of Paucourt village with the forest house of the Montargo agglomeration is in the heart of this forest. The Montargis forest has three natural areas of ecological, floristic and faunistic interest, including the Montargis forest, the blueberry area of the Montargis forest and the mycological area of interest of the Montargis forest. It should also be noted that the Montargis forest is one of the important high-quality oak forests, as are the forests of Bercé, Bellême and Tronçais. Before the end of the sixteenth century, it was not yet known as the Montargis forest, but only characterized by the wolf hunting in the forest of Paucourt in the royal domain. In recent years, the management of this forest is no longer limited to wood, but it reconciles at the same time biodiversity, hunting, landscape and protection of the soles not to mention the social role of this forest.
What to discover through the forest of Montargis ?
The forest of Montargis is especially famous for the richness of its fauna. More particularly, the deer predominates there as well as the existence of multiple flora and its forest species. In addition, an unusual place is also not to be missed during a visit to the forest of Montargis. Indeed, a large number of sculptors often make works in the forest on an imposed theme. In addition, more than thirty sculptures are to be discovered throughout the year since 2007. The most recent trail revolves around the theme of bats. Thus, an exhibition that is entirely dedicated to the discovery of these little-known small mammals is to be enjoyed by both adults and children alike. Other trails such as the tree trail, the GPS trail, the butterfly trail, the jay trail and the badger trail are also waiting for discovery enthusiasts. For those who want to go with the family to the forest of Montargis, we put at your disposal vehicles that can accommodate 8 people
The Castle of Montargis
Description of Montargis Castle
Montargis Castle is an old fort which was a royal residence. It is located just on the edge of the plateau overlooking the Loing Valley, west of the city. The square tower known as the "postern" is the only remainder of this building. It is one of the three stables built at the time of the King of France Philippe Auguste by the architect Gauthier. In addition, the royal garden built by Philippe Egalité further embellishes this castle with its Great Hall and various royal apartments. The demolition of this castle lasted between 1810 and 1837 including the fall of the Clock Tower, more precisely towards the end of the Ancien Régime. But a restitution took place following the plans and drawings of Jacques I Androuet du Cerceau with his collaboration with the painter and engraver Anne-Louis Girodet. The castle of Montargis is part of an irregular polygon and surrounded by a wall which is provided with towers and a ditch. In its northern part, is the "Great Hall" which is built for Charles V and consists of a ground floor and a square floor. Then there is "the big room" where there is a first room before arriving at the chapel. This is the queen's apartment that ends this royal residence. The castle has three accesses: to the south-east, the "postern" which opens towards the city; in the West, an access serving the court of Orleans in front of the royal lodging; and the "wicket" under Philippe Auguste's tower or Grosse tower in the North.
What to discover at Montargis Castle ?
During the visit of Montargis Castle, tourists will be able to unlock the secrets of the fortress. In addition, its stables, its postern, its ramparts, its cellars as well as its Renaissance gardens and its buried church make this place unique of its kind. They allow to dive into the history of France. In addition, a guided tour will learn more about the adventures of Admiral Latouche-Treville who is the main hero of the American Revolutionary War without putting aside the story of the needy industrialist who was the source of the transformation of Montargis Castle into a spinning mill. Do not hesitate to ask for a car service to take you directly from CDG to Montargis.
Stay at the Logis Hôtel Central
Located in the heart of the town of Montargis, in the Loiret department, Logis Hôtel Central is a self-catering family-type accommodation. For your business trips or tourist getaway, this former bourgeois residence with a 16th-century staircase is open all year round. Friendly staff welcome you in a warm atmosphere and are always ready to listen to meet your requirements.
The Logis Hôtel Central offers non-smoking rooms with quality equipment to provide all the comfort you need. Room types vary from single to family rooms. The hotel restaurant offers a buffet breakfast every morning. Enjoy its souvenir shop, shared lounge and its magnificent terrace. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel. Within the hotel you can make use of the following services: tourist information, daily maid service, books and family entertainment. Street parking is available to facilitate your parking.
Explore popular sights and attractions in the area near the property. A good walk or car ride allows you to visit a few must-sees like the Sainte-Madeleine Church or the Girodet Museum. The area is an ideal place for hiking enthusiasts. Take advantage of the quiet Montargis district and its natural environment by walking to Lac des Closiers, the Briare Canal and to Montargis Station. Many cafes, bars and restaurants offering a variety of dishes including Italian cuisine can be found close to the hotel. A local market and specialized shops make the city lively and also facilitate your shopping. You can have a look at the famous stores such as Mazet Confiseur, Les Douceurs, etc.
Montargis: good places to eat
Want to discover new tastes? Organize your visit to Montargis as it should be. Here are some good places where you can stop for something to eat.
If you are looking for French or European specialties, we recommend Oh Terroir. It is an establishment known locally for its friendliness and the quality of its menu. Here you have several choices and even vegetarians, vegans and those who do not eat gluten can find what they are looking for.
The Post Office Brewery
In an authentic and warm decor, La Brasserie de la Poste welcomes you to offer you French specialties and great gastronomy. Open from the morning, you can come on site, without reservation, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Make your choice from its well-stocked haute cuisine menu. It will be an experience your puck won't soon forget.
Les Pitchouns is a kind of brasserie restaurant which has also made a good reputation in Montargis. Here you have typical European and French dishes, presented in a chic and authentic style. Open until 9 p.m., Les Pitchouns offers two services : for lunch and dinner. And whether you eat everything or are vegetarian or vegan, you can be served in this establishment. Book all the same before showing up to avoid misunderstandings.
Car service upon arrival at Charles de Gaulle airport
Montargis is in the Loiret. The city is 80.4 km from Parc Floral de la Source 1 h 2 min and 73.6 km from the Museum of Natural Sciences. For information purposes, this commune in the Center-Val de Loire is 114.3 km from Orly Airport and 148.5 km from CDG airport.