La forêt de Troncais This 10,600 ha forest is considered to be the most beautiful oak forest in Europe. It offers unforgettable hiking pleasure, where you will see deer, roe deer, wild boar and countless birds of prey. The mountain bikers can also enjoy the marked routes. In addition, the forest has 5 large lakes, two of which are provided for swimming and beach fun with a playground and water slide.
Places to visit
Sights Gallo-Roman site in Drevant: This Gallo-Roman site is being completely dug up and testifies to the activities that were already there 2000 years ago. During the summer months the site can be visited for FREE with a guide.
Noirlac Abbey: This model of the art of the Cistercians, built around 1150, is one of the best preserved abbeys in Europe. It radiates the perfection of precepts, a monumental architecture focused on purity and light.
Château d'Ainay-le-Vieil: This historic medieval castle on the "Route Jacques Coeur" was purchased by Charles de Chevenon de Bigny in 1467 and has remained within the same family ever since. Behind the 17th century pavilions is a 7-hectare park, laid out in the 19th century.
Château de Meillant: Here the influence of the Italian Renaissance is explicitly present, as depicted by the 8-angled tower "Le Lion", the work of Fra Jocondo.
for the Sport enthusiasts:
Swimming and surfing on the lake in Foret approx. 10 min
Golf course in Massigny approx. 20km approx. 20 min
Golf course in Neris les Bains approx. 45 km approx. 40 min
Crazygolf and tennis court approx. 2 min
Canal du Berry / canoeing on the Cher approx. 2 min
Cycling in Foret and / or hiking approx. 5 - 10 min
Large out-door go cart circuit approx. 7 min
Brocantes and Vide greniers invite you to browse and bargain hunting ......
Interesting towns/villages close to Igny la Perche
Saint-Amand-Montrond, the goldsmith city: This provincial town will charm you with its many authentic and historic sites. The numerous festivals and events in the summer are always attracting crowds. Some offers from Saint-Amand-Montrond: the town hall - the medieval fortress of Montrond - the Romanesque church (12th century) - Le Cité de l'Or - the museum Saint-Vic - every Saturday a lively market - Lake Verlain with beach and rest - festivals, flea markets, restaurants, terraces, ... - torchlight walks in the old town in summer
Bourges: The Jacques Coeur Palace is one of the most beautiful buildings testifying to the extravagant gothic architecture of the 15th century. It was built on the orders of Jacques Coeur, the treasurer of King Charles VII, as a residence to receive his guests there. But this city has much more to offer than the Jacques Coeur Palace: a very pleasant center with its medieval streets, its majestic cathedral, its beautiful gardens etc. and of course a few very nice restaurants and pubs.
Culan: beautiful castle and a very pleasant village for walking, with a quiet river in the valley ...
Herisson: medieval Hérisson has around 700 inhabitants and is best known for its ruin right in the center.
.... there is so much to discover in Berry, you can not list everything ;-)