A little history :

·    The men of the Neolithic period have lived in the land around the village of Chailly and have left some of their weapons and their tools : polished axes and especially tip darts.

·    The locality "The Fort" recalls the castle of the Lords of Chailly southeast of the village.

·    In 1202, Geoffrey de Chailly is one of the knights who held of Philip Augustus to the bailiff of Lorris ; This manor was probably divided into two parts , since the stories France also mention a widow lady named Odierne Chailly .

·    In 1439, Geoffrey de Chailly asked the Duke of Orleans to help him rebuild his castle Chailly, burned and demolished by the British.

·    In 1790, the town had 510 inhabitants, the maximum is seen in 1872 with 632 residents. In the eighteenth century, Chailly was the diocese of Sens, stewardship of Orleans, the election of Montargis. The Archbishop of Sens had the right to appoint the priest. Policeman Lord of the country was the Baron de Chailly.

Chailly has an interesting church, which replaced a small wooden chapel in the early sixteenth century, originally, only the choir of the present church was built of stone ; later the nave was added. It is a rectangular building completed by a pentagonal head surmounted by a square tower wooden horse on the nave and carried inside by vertical beams.

Inside, the nave is barrel ceiling and walls have windows left warheads semicircular right. The choir is pierced by nine windows warheads to a single mullion, decorated with cusps. The arches above fall on columns, the transverse arches and ribbed on rectangular pillars topped with chamfered mutilated capitals Renaissance.

Eight out of nine windows are in fair condition. Each compartment is held in the middle by a laurel wreath with the center a shield behind which passes a butt. The shield bears the arms of the founder, Bishop Milon de Chailly, Bishop of Orleans. It is also noted in this church the Baptismal Font oval Renaissance decor.


The Orleans Canal runs through the town of Chailly, a lock is in the same town and found a downstream port.


·      2 small hiking circuits exist on Chailly.

·      Discover our township and its countryside.

·      The cover of hikes is on sale at the reception of the Office of Tourism Lorris office.

·      For more information, you can also contact :

8 rue Escures, 45000 ORLEANS
Phone: 02 38 78 04 04 - Fax: 02 38 77 04 12

Hiking cyclotouristic

·      4 hiking trails exist in the Canton of Lorris.

·      The forms can be collected from the Tourist Office of Lorris

Hiking Equestrian

·      For those who love horse riding and nature, several possible routes will give you access to the Canton of Lorris in the vast forest of Orleans (massif de Lorris), area ponds and channel Orleans.

·      The Orléans Forest - Massif de Lorris route

·      From Ouzouer-sur-Loire to Lorris (2 days) 
The third largest massif in the Orléans forest is a region closely associated with the history of the Resistance. It is also known as the home of the osprey, the “fish eagle”. For more information :

Tel. or 06 10 28 22 60
Email: cdte45@laposte.net