Sunshine + good products + little corner of paradise = a successful picnic ! In Sauldre and Sologne, when the good weather arrives, we enjoy a gourmet and refreshing break by a pond. Here are our top 3 spots for a picnic in a bucolic setting !

The ponds of Aubigny-sur-Nère, a picnic in an idyllic setting !

From the city centre of the “Cité des Stuarts”, following the path of the Nère, you’ll arrive at the ponds of Aubigny: this green and quiet area is ideal for unfolding your blanket or enjoying the many picnic tables.

For grill lovers, shared barbecues are available.

Once the picnic is over, different activities are available to you: walk around the ponds, fishing, petanque field, beach volley and even country golf !

An 11-hole course is in this natural wooded area. The activity is free and open to all. Equipment can be obtained from the Sauldre et Sologne Tourist Office.

For a quality picnic, visit our markets !

The “étang de la Chaux », the country picnic in Nançay

In the heart of the Solognese forest, close to the charming village of Nançay, located in the pond of La Chaux. A shady and soothing setting, the perfect place to put your basket and your gingham tablecloth.  Carp jumping, birds singing, a heron passing by a dragonfly landing on your shoulder…

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A pond is a place where there is always something going on. It is the perfect place to taste our local specialities: terrines, Chavignols, asparagus and strawberries will be on the menu for gourmets. This break in time will offer you a moment of serenity in a natural area, typical of the Sauldre and Sologne region.

Strawberries, shortbread, terrines, sablés… Fill up on local products in Sauldre and Sologne.

The “étang du Puits”, the picnic with your feet in the sand, Argent-sur-Sauldre

From the village of Argent-sur-Sauldre, by bike or on the water, go along the Sauldre canal which will lead you to the “étang du Puits”. This is THE well-known spot for locals to take a refreshing break. Its beach and its nautical activities are not for nothing …

A few trees provide shade, and all you have to do is take a dip after your picnic! The lucky ones can even enjoy a sunset on the beach.

On site, many water sports activities are waiting for you: paddle, water skiing, inflatable structure… and swimming (supervised in July and August).