Welcome to Chaingy ! The town of Chaingy is located 10km to the west of Orléans. It is organised around its town centre and along the Orléans-Blois secondary road, with a roadside restaurant, a bus line and a business park.
Its inhabitants are called “Cambiens” and “Cambiennes”.
Interesting features of the town
In 1868, the last wolf in our regions was killed in Chaingy by Father Blaise Basset, a famous poacher. The remains of the animal are now exhibited in the Natural Sciences Museum of Orléans.
In 2016, a wolf was seen near Gien, proving wolves have returned to the Loiret, 150 years later.
With the creation of a train stop in 1947, people from neighbouring areas and the Paris region started to travel the 2km separating the stop from the Fourneaux beach, to take a dip in the Loire. A wooden dance floor was even installed on celebration days. However, as the Loire is a dangerous river, swimming in it was forbidden in the end to avoid drowning, which often happened then.
Today, the site offers a look-out post onto the Loire and the national natural reserve of Saint-Mesmin. The site attracts many joggers and picnicking families. The TER regional train stop is now called “Chaingy-Fourneaux-Plage.”