The ‘Maison des Etangs’

Fish Farming in Sologne: a Tradition introduced by the Monks

A visit of the Maison des Etangs, or ‘Pond House’ (Lake Center), in Saint-Viâtre is a great starting point to explore this magnificent part of the Sologne, also known as the ‘lake region’. Located in the heart of this area rich in historical and natural resources (it counts no less than 135 lakes), the Maison des Etangs presents the lakes from a historical and ecological perspective, their flora and fauna, and shows how the fish farming operations are run.