Sport, discovery, walking near Les Galants

Activities around…

Walks in the nearby countryside, biking, driving around…

Go to Saint-Vérain and discover what is left of this beautiful feudal town.

Nearby or a little further, Puisaye overflows with great spots and places to discover or outdoor activities to practice if you wish. The never ending jumble-sales during the warm season are a great way to wander around and get some good deals. Here is a small selections of activities you could want to do. Some are here, organized for you, requiring reservation, others are in the neighborhood.

More ideas? Ask me and I’ll be pleased to help you out.

Visite de Guédelon

16 km away from Les Galants

Guédelon, they’re building a fortified castle

In the heart of a former sandstone quarry, quarry-workers, stonemasons, bricklayers, woodcutters, carpenters, blacksmiths, tile makers, carters and rope makers build under your eyes a fortified XIIIth century castle.

Guédelon, building to learn! Travel through time by visiting this unique construction site and meet the workers and craftsmen at their job: they’ll share with you the amazing adventures of the middle-ages builders.

In 2013, the workers continued working on the 2nd floor of the master tower and elevated the Eastern angle tower . They assembled the vault as a dome with the Western angled tower. For the first time this season, the entire path will be available.

15 km away from Les Galants

The Wood of Folly Adventure park

Live the great adventure in the midst of the forest. 10 high-wire forest adventure trails, with several progressive difficulty levels, in a enclosed 8 ha forest of century-old oak trees ; 130 exciting games, with 1,500 zip-lines for real sensations! The youngest (4 years old) and adults will have great fun in this unique setting. For many years now the Woods of Folly has initiated an approach for teaching environmental respect. Have fun with the resounding boxes divided along the trails, and answer nature and environmental quizzes.

Two hectares of land was rearranged into a “nature” paintball field. The game sessions are animated and arbitrated by a group of 22 participants max (11×2 players) and 12 minimum at a time. For children over 16 (with parental agreement for under-aged).

18 km away from Les Galants

Bourdon Lac

The Bourdon Lac was created in 1901 to supply the Briare canal. It takes its name from the Bourdon stream that supplies the ponds of the Saint-Fargeau castle, situated 3km away. A forest road and a trail of about ten kilometers surround it, for hikers delight. The gardens of the dyke are also a very nice amateur spot.

ACTIVITIES : Swimming by the “La Calanque” campsite on the beach when the lifeguard’s on duty (July and August), Fishing, Navigation: windsurfing, sailing, rowing, canoeing, paddle boats, sailing.

Spectacle Château de St Fargeau

32 km away from Les Galants

The historical show of the Château de Saint-Fargeau

For 1h30, at a breathtaking pace, ten centuries of history will unfold before your eyes, in fifteen scenes, sometimes with more than 600 actors.

The ghosts coming out of the walls, the epic of Joan of Arc, the hunt of Héribert, the knighthood tournament, the bloodthirsty skinners, the arrival of the Great Mademoiselle, the Revolution and the passage of American troops to Puisaye are the wonderful book of living images of the Château de Saint-Fargeau. In the exceptional setting of the Castle Park, for more than an hour and a half, and at a breathtaking pace, 1000 years of history unfold before your eyes.

Dates of the 2019 Show:
The show will take place every Friday and Saturday from July 6 to August 24, 2018 inclusive at 10pm.

La ferme du château

22 km away from Les Galants

The Castle’s Farm

Situated right under the Saint-Fargeau castle, go visit an ancient farm where time has stopped: breast feedind the new-borns, taking care of the animals, baking bread, cords, forge, harness the work horse…

15 km away from Les Galants

The Loire from a Canoe

Reception from April to October in a natural and tourist setting: the Island of Cosne sur Loire.
You will discover part of the Loire Valley in canoes, kayaks or large 14-seater canoes…. an escape guaranteed at the end of your paddle!
Course from 9 to 160 km to enjoy the beauty of the wild Loire river…

40 km away from Les Galants

Puisaye Cyclorail

A picnic by the Loire, a short swim, splendid and wild landscapes only 15 minutes away from Les Galants

The Cyclorail will make anyone friendly and in a good mood after an hour or a day ride (4 different ride durations possible).
The longest Vélorail ride in France (max. 30 km round trip)

32 km away from Les Galants

Gulf of Sancerre

18 hole course, (by 71), length 5829m, integral spraying
Pitch & putt ratified (6 holes)
Putting green of 650m2, a chipping green, training bunker
25 practice posts (10 covered ones)
600m2 clubhouse with a locker-room, toilets, showers, pro-shop, bar, restaurant (open to all, golfer and non-golfers alike), material and seminar room.

15 km away from Les Galants

The Guinguette Sévigné

When the weather gets nicer, the Guinguette Sévigné transports you to a magical place where time slows down to the rhythm of water.

Situated on the Loire banks, the Guinguette Sévigné, animated by an orchestra to which you can dance to the rhythm of the fifties on the danceflour, will feed you local food typical from our region. It welcomes all every sunday from the July, 15th to September, 15th around 8pm. A charming escapade in a place that time seems to have forgotten.