Orléans Forest covers a surface area of about 50,000 hectares, 35,000 hectares of which are owned by the state making it the largest state-owned forest in mainland France. It comprises 3 massifs from East to West: Lorris, Ingrannes and Orléans and stretches north of the Loire over 60 km between the surroundings of Orléans and the borders of Beauce and Gâtinais.
It is crossed by Orléans Canal, which is supplied by several lakes and is populated by oaks and Scots pines, which provide a home to two emblematic species: the Stag and the Osprey.
The forest offers hikers and hunting enthusiasts wide-open spaces of freedom and discovery.
Although it is the largest state-owned forest in France, clearings, rivers and canals have left the mark of human occupation. At the heart of the forest, carefully maintained by the Office National des Forêts (Forestry Commission), a multitude of sites can be found which reflect a large part of the human adventure of the inhabitants of Orléans.
For further information
SAFO - Société des amis de la Forêt d'Orléans
Conseil général du Loiret
Pays Forêt d'Orléans Val de Loire
ONF - Office National des Forêts
Comité départemental de Randonnée du Loiret
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du centre-ville d'Orléans
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