Sologne is a French natural area located in the administrative region of Centre. It extends south of the Loire in the old provinces of Orleans, Berry and Blaisois.
The region includes some of the current departments of Loiret and Loir-et-Cher, and a small part of Cher and covers nearly 500,000 hectares.
She almost always retained a wild and wet even precarious. Its poor soil, sandy clay, sometimes wet, sometimes dry unfavorable to agriculture and was also long unhealthy factor. Renaissance comes with a special interest of the bourgeoisie and nobility for its climate. In this small period of prosperity many castles and noble and bourgeois homes were built, including Chambord and Cheverny. The following period religious wars leave a portion of land made arable abandoned.