Richelieu tourism and travel guide

Photo of Richelieu in Indre-et-Loire

Visit Richelieu: highlights and tourist information

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Richelieu is situated in the Indre-et-Loire department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the eastern-center of France at 50 kilometres from Tours, the department capital (general information: Richelieu is 254 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Richelieu include "secteur sauvegarde".

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau du Rivau at 10 km and Tavant at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Richelieu, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Richelieu in Centre-Loire Valley.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Indre-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Richelieu

Markets in and near Richelieu

Market days in Richelieu: weekly market: Monday & Friday;

  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (0km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (19km)
  • Avoine: market Friday (24km)
  • Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine: market Friday (25km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (27km)
  • Chatellerault: market Wednesday & Thursday all day & Saturday (28km)
  • Descartes: market Sunday (28km)
  • Azay-le-Rideau: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (30km)

More information about Richelieu, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Richelieu, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Richelieu.


  • Aquarium de Loudun (18km)
  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (61km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (18km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (38km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Loire-Anjou-Touraine (32km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Fontevraud (Fontevraud Abbey) (28km)
  • Collegiale Church (Candes-Saint-Martin) (29km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (38km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (41km)
  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (55km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins du château du Rivau (8km)
  • Les jardins de la Chatonnière (30km)
  • Les jardins du château de Villandry (39km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (46km)
  • Touffou (49km)
  • Les jardins du prieuré de Saint-Cosme (49km)
  • Le jardin des Prébendes d'Oé (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (50km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Richelieu

Canton: Richelieu

Arrondissement: Chinon

Department: Indre-et-Loire

Region: Loire Valley

Postcode: 37120

Distance to Richelieu

from Tours (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 254 km

from Calais: 452 km

from Nice: 655 km

from Bordeaux: 252 km

from Strasbourg: 581 km

Getting here

Richelieu is in the eastern-center of France. Most visitors arrive in one of the cross-channel ports such as Caen and Le Havre (about 3-4 hours drive from here) or fly into Paris and drive south from there. For driving distances to Richelieu from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than 6 kilometres from Richelieu): Braslou, Braye-sous-Faye, Champigny-sur-Veude, Chaveignes, Courcoue, La Tour-Saint-Gelin, Nueil-sous-Faye, Pouant and Razines.

This page in French: Visitez Richelieu