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Saint-Laurent-Nouan

Town, village, neighbourhood in Saint-Laurent-Nouan
  • Situated between the Loire and the Sologne, at the gateway to some of France's most beautiful châteaux, including the Château de Chambord, Saint-Laurent-Nouan is a dynamic commune with 4402 inhabitants as of January 1, 2017, belonging to the Communauté de communes du GrandChambord.

    On the Châteaux à vélos itinerary, the town is a particularly pleasant tourist destination. Its year-round, 3-star Camping de l'Amitié campsite on the banks of the Loire River offers a warm welcome in a tranquil...
    Situated between the Loire and the Sologne, at the gateway to some of France's most beautiful châteaux, including the Château de Chambord, Saint-Laurent-Nouan is a dynamic commune with 4402 inhabitants as of January 1, 2017, belonging to the Communauté de communes du GrandChambord.

    On the Châteaux à vélos itinerary, the town is a particularly pleasant tourist destination. Its year-round, 3-star Camping de l'Amitié campsite on the banks of the Loire River offers a warm welcome in a tranquil setting dominated by nature. You can explore the town's historic sites on a self-guided walking tour, using the "L'histoire au fil des rues" panels, which will guide you from the Saint-Laurent church to the Cavier Saint-Jacques mill, from the Pont des Amours bridge to the Saint-Laurent fountain... .
    And don't forget to bring your good shoes for the hiking trails that will take you to the Château de la Barboire, the ports of Pichard and Cavereau and many other unusual places. For sports enthusiasts and nature lovers, take a trip on the Loire with the Eco-patrimoine trail and its topo-guide offered by Val des Châteaux Canoë-Kayak, revealing all the keys to understanding the fauna, flora and heritage of the Loire between Saint-Laurent-Nouan and Saint-Dyé-sur-Loire.

    A little history.
    The commune of Saint-Laurent-Nouan was created in 1971 from the merger of the two communes of Saint-Laurent-des-eaux and Nouan-sur-Loire. The origins of the two villages go back a long way, as evidenced by Gallo-Roman remains. Famous visitors have stopped off at Saint-Laurent: Joan of Arc, Charles VIII, Louis XIV, Gaston d'Orléans and Alfred de Musset ... .
    Saint-Laurent-des-eaux and Nouan-sur-Loire were two lively villages with a tourist and commercial vocation, thanks to their location between two major communication routes: the Paris-Bordeaux road and the Loire River. The villages were also on the traditional pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela.
    Today, this village, with its tourist heartland, is also undergoing strong economic development thanks to its nuclear power plant. An integral part of the town's scenery and identity, the power plant offers tours open to the public, with events for young and old all year round.