From Briare, cross the canal-bridge south. Take care crossing the D 951 road; go straight over, taking the track the other side. Prepare for the slope before Beauregard. Then take small roads and laid-out tracks from St-Brisson-sur-Loire to St-Martin-sur-Ocre. Be careful crossing the Californie Round-about before entering Gien’s suburbs.
Railway station - SNCF
Briare and Gien train stations. On the Intercité line serving Paris > > Cosne > Nevers, with spaces available for bikes, but you must reserve in advance.
Briare : its famed canal-bridge designed by Eiffel; its lively, appealing marina; the Musée des Deux Marines and Musée du Pont-Canal, dedicated to waterways; the Musée de la Mosaïque et des Emaux, plus the mosaics of St Etienne Church; the Château de Trousse-Barrière
St-Brisson-sur-Loire: its château, with displays of medieval war machines; the priory
Gien : its historic stone bridge; its grand brick château, housing a fine hunting museum; the Gien pottery
Briare : Friday morning, Sunday morning during summer
Gien : Wednesday and Saturday morning
Tourist Information Centre
Briare : +33 (0)2 38 3124 51
Gien : +33 (0)2 38 67 25 28