City of Romorantin Lanthenay

Romorantin-Lanthenay is the capital of Sologne. This commune of about 18’000 inhabitants is located in the department of Loir-et-Cher is a fusion of two little towns Romorantin and Lanthenay
(28 May 1961).

The first documents talking about Romorantin are rather recent (XII century). This fortified town (only the right side is fortified) was attacked by the British in 1356.

During XV Century, François 1er, who really liked this town asked Leonard de Vinci to build a new city and a royal residence near the Sauldre (river).

When da Vinci died the project was abandoned and the king went to Chambord.

History leaved marks, so you can go for a walk near the castle and the parc of Beauvais which are in a beautiful landscape.

In the “Pyramide de l’Espace” of François 1er you will maybe have the chance to see one of the many exhibitions, concerts or entertainments.


Dam on the Sauldre River in the middle of Romorantin-Lanthernay
barrage sur la Sauldre à Romorantin
pont du musée de la Sologne à Romorantin


During your visit of Romorantin-Lanthenay, you can go for a walk in the “Quartier des Favignolles et du Bourgeau". You can also visit the chapel Saint-Roch and the Church Saint-Etienne.


Hall of Romorantin
Town hall of Romorantin-Lanthernay
Hall of Romorantin
Town hall of Romorantin-Lanthernay



Located in beautiful surroundings, you can also visit the archeological museum which is in the "Carroir doré".
With its dozen gyms and sports complexes, sport are an important part of Romorantin-Lanthenay and during your visit you could supporter the “Stade Olympique Romorantinais” (SOR).

After the sport you can rest at the 4 stars hotel “Le Lion d’or”. During October, you shouldn’t miss the gourmet days of Sologne, which each year proposes you to taste local recipes.

Enjoy your stay in Romorantin-Lanthenay



Panoramic view from the Bridge of the Post (Pont de la Poste), Click on the image to extend.
Photo panaramique du square de Romorantin vu du pont


statue du musée de la sologne


Thanks to the museum of Sologne, you will discover over more than 2000 m2 exhibitions about Sologne and the city of Romorantin.

Statue at the entrance of the museum of Sologne in Romorantin-Lanthenay.


Webpage of the Museum of Sologne

musée à romorantin



Pyramid of Romorantin-Lanthenay
pyramide de Romorantin


The “pyramide de l’Espace François 1er” is a hall in which you can see concerts, shows,exhibitions conferences, seminaries and much more.

Cultural Season 2010/2011 of the pyramid.



la pagode de Romorantin    

The “Pagode” of Romorantin-Lanthenay located next to the town council.


pagode de romorantin, mairie en arrière plan


Château de Beauvais à Romorantin


The Castle and the parc of Beauvais in Romorantin-Lanthenay.
The park of Beauvais is open to public for a walk next to the Sauldre River.

Exhibitions concerts and entertainments are proposed during all year.



fête foraine de la Plisson à Romorantin

If you are in Romorantin during early November don’t forget to go to the fun-fait “de la Plisson”.


journées gastronomiques de sologne

musée automobile matra

la ratière


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