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Forêt d'Exception®Tronçais, the most beautiful oak forest in Europe!
Prestige Oak Grove !

Tronçais, Forêt d’Exception®

Nature lovers will be charmed by the cameo of greens, the water recreation around the ponds, the bellowing of the deer, the mushroom picking, the sounders of hunting with hounds…

The Forest of Tronçais offers a new face every season.

Vast playground

of more than 10,500 ha!

Oaks several times centenarian watch over the forest. From the Colbert biological reserve to its successor Colbert II, through the many fountains and legends; Tronçais unveils its mysteries.

The Tronçais oak is known worldwide for its quality. It is used in particular for the manufacture of barrels in which the greatest wines of the French vineyards are aged.

The Forest of Tronçais, a prestigious oak forest, has been labeled a Forêt d’Exception® since May 2018.

Forest of Tronçais

Between Mystery and Tradition


The Forest of Tronçais is a whole world; where deer bellow in autumn, where you still meet wild boars and roe deer, birds of prey and rare butterflies, where you discover gigantic classified oaks and where legendary fountains conceal an unspeakable charm.

In 1670, Colbert, Louis XIV’s first minister, developed the forest to protect quality wood, destined for the construction of ships for the Royal Navy… But it is the cooperage and the world of spirits that will give Tronçais its international reputation.

In 2018, the Chênaie Prestige is rewarded and obtains the label Forêt d’Exception®, a guarantee of an approach of excellence and a guarantee of an enhancement of its forestry, natural and cultural heritage.


They talk about it

better than us!


At every turn of the ride a surprise awaits us!


As you walk through Tronçais, you become aware that the hand of man ,combined with nature, can give the best.


Tronçais produces exceptional woods, the result of a combination of terroir, nature and the know-how of men. An outstanding setting for our hikes organized throughout the year!




From July 1 to August 15, “Tronçais Prestige” tour every Wednesday morning at 9:30 am upon reservation at the Tourist Office.

Departure from the antenna of Cérilly- Place du Champ de Foire- 03 350 Cérilly-
Tel: 04 70 67 55 89


In the heart of the forest, guided tours “à la carte”, all year long on reservation with the Tourist Office.