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Sologne - Châteaux de la Loire
Distance from the city, 200 to 250 kms
Hunting in the region of Sologne
The region of Sologne has always been reputed for prime rough and driven wingshooting. Thanks to modern management, big game is now booming and the wild boar driven hunts attract many "rifles". Over a few days stay, your "gunning" experience should be completed by a days following a horse & hounds stag hunt. See hunting scenes pictures on our pages Wingshooting, Driven wingshooting, Horse & Hounds.
The Sologne offers a picturesque unusualcountryside where most places seem to be only dedicated to hunting. Under the reign of Napoleon III, the Sologne was a region of sandy swamps, and low moors. A sort of heather called "brémailles" is the main covert under the pines and "stunted" oaks and birch trees.
The Loire Châteaux
The Renaissance jewel castles of Chambord, Cheverny, Amboise, Chenonceau, Azay le Rideau and many others are visited by millions of tourists each summer. You find there memories of outstanding characters like the King François 1er, Marie de Medicis, or Leonardo da Vinci. We offer to visit some of them in a much intimate atmosphère and with hunters eyes. Most of them were simply hunting residences of our kings and many of them still are actively linked with hunting activities (game reservations, kennels, hunting museums). The French game fair takes place each year in June at the château de Chambord. See their website for the year's program www.game-fair.com.
Diane de Poitier's & king Henri II's, love symbol
Cheverny. The castle...
The trophy room...
The kennel at "soupe" time...
For this region, staying overnight or driving back to Paris is equally possible
Outstanding château hotel
Manor house to rent near Cheverny
This manor is very nicely located in 15ha park in the vineyards near Cheverny. It has 6 double rooms and a few other rooms convenient for children, a huge kitchen, salon with fireplace and elegant dining room. It can be rented per week. It is particularly recommended for a party willing to combine a shooting experience with the visit of the main châteaux and maybe follow a stag hunt.