Loire Valley and river travel guide
Visit Loire Valley and river: Highlights and Tourist Information
Note: The photo above was taken in Chateau de Cheverny at 1 km from Loire Valley and river
Location: Loire Valley and river is situated in the Loir-et-Cher department (Loire Valley region) in the western-centre of France at 14 km from Blois, the department capital. (General information: Loire Valley and river is 165 km from Paris and 385 km from the port at Calais).
Popular places to visit near Loire Valley and river: these include Chateau de Cheverny at 1 km and Blois at 13 km. Parc du château de Beauregard is a listed remarkable garden at 6 km and Fougeres-sur-Bievre Chateau is a listed national monument at 10 km. For more places to visit nearby and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.
Photos taken within 10 km
Selected places to visit and attractions near Loire Valley and river, FranceSome places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend close to Loire Valley and river
Chateau de Blois 13km
Chateau de Chambord 13km
Chateau d'Amboise 37km
Chateau de Valencay 39km
Note that all distances from Loire Valley and river shown above are direct and real driving distances will be greater.
Loire Valley and river holidays and travel
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Markets near Loire Valley and river
- Cormeray: market every Tuesday (3km)
- Cellettes: market every Thursday (6km)
- Bracieux: market every Thursday (9km)
- Contres: market every Friday (9km)
- Saint-Gervais-la-Foret: market every Friday (10km)
- Huisseau-sur-Cosson: market every Wednesday (10km)
- Les Montils: market every Saturday (11km)
- Chailles: market every Saturday (12km)
- Saint-Claude-de-Diray: market every Tuesday & Friday (13km)
- Blois: market every Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (14km)
Tourist attractions nearby
Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Loire Valley and river and wondering what to do next! Positions of each of these attractions is shown on the Loire Valley and river map below.
Most Beautiful Village Montresor (43km)
National Monument Fougeres-sur-Bievre Chateau (10km); Talcy Chateau (30km)
Remarkable Garden Parc du château de Beauregard (6km); Roseraie des terrasses de l’évêché (14km); Domaine régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire (20km); Jardin du château de Talcy (30km); Parc et jardins du château de Chenonceau (35km); Les prés-Culand (41km); Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (46km); Parc Floral de la Source (53km)
Town Of Art And History Blois (13km); Amboise (36km); Vendome (44km)
Ville Fleurie 4* Blois (14km); Vendome (44km); Saint-Cyr-en-Val (54km)
Zoo Or Wildlife Park ZooParc de Beauval (29km); Réserve de Beaumarchais (35km)
Map of places to visit near Loire Valley and river & Location Information
Commune: Loire Valley and river
Region: Loire Valley
Distance to Loire Valley and river
from Blois (local prefecture): 14 km
from Paris: 165 km
from Calais: 385 km
from Nice: 619 km
from Bordeaux: 335 km
from Strasbourg: 483 km
* distances are direct not by road!
Loir-et-Cher is in the western-centre of France. Most visitors will either fly into one of the airports in Paris or arrive from a ferry port such as caen or Le Havre, approx. 3-4 hours drive. For driving distances to Loire Valley and river from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.
This page in French: Visitez Loire Valley and river