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Pool

As soon as the weather is warm, enjoy the hotel pool. The gardens at L’Écu de Bretagne provide a moment of relaxation.

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Beaugency

Discover this authentic medieval village ranked among “the loveliest detours in France”

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Loire Valley Châteaux

The Loire Valley and its châteaux open the door to French history. You can also explore these sites by bicycle for an outing steeped in nature.

Hotel with pool near the Loire Valley châteaux

Between outings to the Loire Valley château, at the end of a day trip to Orléans, or after a bicycle ride on the banks of the Loire, come relax in the pool at our Beaugency hotel.

Garden with heated pool

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During your stay at L’Écu de Bretagne, our hotel in Beaugency, enjoy a dip in our outdoor pool. Amidst the quiet hotel gardens, do a few refreshing laps and grant yourself a pleasant break in one of the poolside lounge chairs.
The pool is heated from 1 May through September so you can enjoy it throughout an even longer period.

Children will be full of the joys of spring as well, thanks to our outdoor trampoline. A ping-pong table is also available for your enjoyment. You’ll have everything you need to have fun and take in the tranquillity of the location.

Beaugency, ranked among « The loveliest detours in France »

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Ranked among “the loveliest detours in France”, Beaugency will enchant you with its atmosphere and heritage. This authentic medieval village in the Loiret department, near Orléans, has watched scene after scene of French history play out from a front-row seat. Perched for a time on the periphery of the crown lands, then integrated into the duchy of Orléans, this ancient fortress still safeguards many architectural traces of a turbulent past.

You can visit the Notre-Dame abbey church and the Saint-Étienne church; the Tour de César, a keep representing 11th century military architecture; the Renaissance-style Hôtel de Ville; the Tour du Diable, a tower still standing from the town’s first fortified wall; and other sites as well.

L’Écu de Bretagne is located right in downtown Beaugency, providing you with easy access to all of the town’s rich heritage. The Loire River pursues its course just a few hundred metres from our hotel. Take a walk or a bike ride along its banks in the fresh air. And for a white water experience, venture out on a canoe or kayak expedition.

Tourism in Beaugency

Orléans, Blois, Chambord… : Tourist and Leisure activities

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Near Beaugency lies the expanse of the Loire Valley, a UNESCO world heritage site. Your stay at L’Écu de Bretagne is the ideal moment to explore this land called the Valley of Kings through which France’s longest river flows.
The nickname stems from the great number of châteaux present in the region. Several châteaux are situated in close proximity to our charming hotel, all well worth your visit:

  • Château de Meung-sur-Loire: The former residence of the bishops of Orléans, this château is the second largest in the Loire Valley after Chambord. It played host to several kings of France, including Francis I, and also served as a prison.
  • Château de La Ferté-Saint-Aubin: Learn about life at a château! Numerous scheduled activities will be sure to amuse all visitors, both old and young. Games are available throughout the château and its grounds to help you learn about history the fun way.
  • Château de Villesavin: This château was built by the same master builders and workers who built the Château de Chambord. The carriage and children’s buggy museum as well as the marriage museum are worth a special visit.
  • Château Royal de Blois: This château was a favourite residence of French kings during the Renaissance and combines Gothic, Renaissance and classical styles. Don’t miss the amazing, monumental staircase in the Francis I wing.
  • Château de Chambord: The many turrets and fine grounds of this French architectural jewel are especially remarkable.
  • Château de Chenonceau: Nicknamed the “Ladies’ château”, Chenonceau surprises visitors with its Renaissance corps de logis built over the river.

Tourism in the Loiret department

Take advantage of your stay in our hotel in the Loiret department to visit Orléans. The town is just a half hour from Beaugency. Visit the Sainte-Croix cathedral, the Beaux-Arts museum, the home of Joan of Arc, the Source floral gardens, the natural sciences museum, and more.
As for leisure activities, we suggest you visit:

  • The ZooParc de Beauval in Saint-Aignan: Ranked among the 15 best world zoos, the ZooParc de Beauval features over 5700 animals including giant pandas, koalas, kangaroos, tigers, white lions, and more.
  • The Château des Énigmes in Frétéval: Explore an 18th-century château the fun way. Delve deep into history with a unique treasure hunt in this exceptional setting!
  • Cap Karting: Race around this go-kart track in Mer.
  • The Loire: Take a canoe or kayak out on the river.

“La Loire à Vélo” (The Loire by Bike)

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La Loire à Vélo is an 800-kilometre tourist cycling route, one-of-a-kind in France. The route passes through Beaugency as it wends its way through the Loire Valley, a region recognized by UNESCO as a “living cultural landscape” and world heritage site. Within a stone’s throw of the Loire, surrounded by preserved natural scenery, this safe, well-marked itinerary takes you on a journey between the river and the châteaux, from Sully-sur-Loire to Chalonnes-sur-Loire.

The Loire à Vélo route follows the path of the EuroVelo 6, a cross-Europe cycling route.

Touring cyclists and bike ride-lovers, stop off in our hotel, a “La Loire à Vélo” accommodation for cyclists. At our facility, you’ll find a garage where you can park your bicycle. We also rent out bicycles (€15 per day, per person).

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L’Ecu de Bretagne
5 rue de la Maillé d'Or | 45190 Beaugency
Tel : + 33 2 38 44 67 60
Email : ecu-de-bretagne@wanadoo.fr

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