Just 60 minutes from Paris and well connected by the motorway, Loiret has a lot to offer. With the state run forest of Orléans, the plains of Beauce and the ponds of Sologne, there is a lot to do in this department, where water is ever present in the form of waterways or canals. For enthusiasts of the medieval period, Saint-Benoît sur Loire and its magnificent abbey, Beaugency, or the charming flower village of Yèvre-le-Chatel are places that just have to be visited. Despite the proximity with Paris, property in Loiret remains very affordable. An apartment in Orléans, a town house in Montargis, or an old mill in Gien, you have plenty of choice. Not to mention the many plots of building land which you can find to buy.