What to do at L'Echappee Belle?

touristic events in Loiret


Relax stay in Loiret

L'Echappee Belle is located in a site that encourages relaxation. Depending on your wishes and the weather, a lounge, its books, magazines and fireplace, the garden and its hammock, the terrace where you can enjoy the sound of the water are at your disposal...

Walking, hiking or biking

hiking in Loire Valley

L'Echappee Belle Bed and Breakfast is located in Grignon, in the heart of the Orleans forest and on the banks of the Orleans Channel.

Its location in the middle of nature is ideal for those who like walking or cycling (you can borrow them on the spot).

Visit the Loire Valley Castles

Sully sur Loire Castle near L'Echappée Belle B&B

Would you like to visit some of the Loire Valley Castles while avoiding the crowds? Access to rooms rarely open to the public? Less than 30 minutes away, Sully sur Loire, La Bussière, Chamerolles, among others, are made for you.

If you prefer the "great classics", Fontainebleau is 68km away. Chambord and Cheverny can be the object of a day trip.

As shown on the map below, L'Echappee Belle is well located to access all these castles.

Loire Valley Castle map near L'Echappée Belle B&B

Loiret by the water: swimming, sailing, fishing...

Freshwater beach near L'Echappee Belle B&B

L'Echappee Belle is a guest house located on the banks of the Orleans canal. It is 3000 metres from the Etang des Bois, a leisure centre where you can swim and enjoy the beach. You can reach it by road or by a hiking trail. The leisure base of l'Étang de la Vallée is also nearby.

Fishermen are not left out because the lock and the pond in front of the house are popular fishing spots where you can catch carp, perch, pike, blackbass, catfish ...

You prefer to sail? Boat or canoe trips can be organised on the Orleans channel or on the Loire river.

Discover the monuments and tourist sites

Briare Canal Bridge near L'Echappee Belle B&B

Gustave Eiffel's Channel Bridge of Briare, the Carolingian Oratory of Germigny des prés and its spectacular mosaic, the Abbey of Fleury in Saint Benoit sur Loire, jewels of Romanesque architecture, the Cathedral of Orleans...
The superb monuments of the Loiret await you near the Guest House L'Echappée Belle.

But you can also visit Montargis, the Venice of the Gâtinais; or follow in the footsteps of Joan of Arc in Orleans; or see Yevre-Le-Chatel classified among the most beautiful villages in France.

Other tourist attractions await you such as the Belvedere des Caillettes which allows you to overlook the forest of Orleans or La Belle de Grignon, a barge built " the old-fashioned way " in the heart of the port of Grignon.

Take the Rose Road or walk in the Loiret parks.

L'Echappee Belle B&B is an accomodation on the Loiret Rose Road

Lovers of nature and its flora, the Loiret will spoil you! You will find many parks, arboretum and remarkable gardens. The map below shows you their presence in number.

The Loiret has also created the Rose Road, allowing you to visit various remarkable sites for enthusiasts. The Bed and Breakfast L'Echappée Belle with its garden of old Roses has been selected to be part of this route.

It must be said that the rose has a long history with the Loiret: Guillaume de Lorris is the author of the medieval text of the "Roman de la Rose", Lorris being 4 km away from L'Echappée Belle.
Bellegarde and its famous Rose Fair is 15 km away and it is the 3rd largest production area in France.
Old rose enthusiasts must know André Eve who was in Pithiviers and whose personal garden can be visited.

On this Road, it is also possible to visit many Parks and rose gardens but also to taste rose menus in the restaurants referenced.

map of parks and garden near L'Echappée Belle B&B

Observing wildlife

wildlife observation in Orleans forest

The Bed and Breakfast L'Echappee Belle is located in the heart of the forest of Orleans, so it is an excellent location if you wish to witness the deer blowing from mid-September to mid-October. Outings are organized there with specialists.

Do you like to observe birds? The canal and the ponds around the house allow you to observe many species, especially migratory birds in season.

Would you like to be a caretaker for a day or meet wolves or wild animals trained for the movies? Rendez-Vous en Terre Animale in Sury aux Bois is only 15 minutes from L'Echappee Belle.

You have more time and want to visit one of the most beautiful animal parks in the world? The zoo of Beauval is at 1h30 and can be visited during the day.

But also Agritourism, Oenotourism, Horse riding, Golf, Outdoor Karting, Treetop adventure, Ballooning, Skydiving, Escape Game...

Go to L'Echappee Belle's Facebook page to discover other ideas for visits close to the Guest House.