Authon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Authon in Loir-et-Cher

Visit Authon: highlights and tourist information

To Visit  Attractions 

Authon is situated in the Loir-et-Cher department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the western-centre of France at 33 kilometres from Blois, the department capital (general information: Authon is 172 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Lavardin at 11 km and Vendome at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

You can also

Authon, 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 Authon 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 Loir-et-Cher

Map of places to visit near Authon

Markets in and near Authon

  • Chateau-Renault: market Tuesday & Saturday (6km)
  • Montoire-sur-le-Loir: market Saturday (12km)
  • Herbault: market Monday (19km)
  • Saint-Ouen: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Neuvy-le-Roi: market Friday (23km)
  • Besse-sur-Braye: market Saturday (23km)
  • Chambon-sur-Cisse: market Saturday (26km)
  • Amboise: market Sunday & Friday (26km)
  • Savigny-sur-Braye: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Neuille-Pont-Pierre: market Tuesday (28km)

More information about Authon, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Authon, France

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


  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (29km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (9km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Valmer (21km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (22km)
  • Domaine régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire (28km)
  • Le jardin des Prébendes d'Oé (32km)
  • Roseraie des terrasses de l’évêché (33km)
  • Les jardins du prieuré de Saint-Cosme (33km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Chenonceau (38km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (39km)
  • Jardin du château de Talcy (43km)
  • Les jardins du château de Villandry (44km)
  • Les jardins de la Chatonnière (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cogners (31km)
  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (32km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (15km)
  • ZooParc de Beauval (56km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Authon

Canton: Saint-Amand-Longpré

Arrondissement: Vendôme

Department: Loir-et-Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 41310

Distance to Authon

from Blois (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 172 km

from Calais: 374 km

from Nice: 661 km

from Bordeaux: 332 km

from Strasbourg: 519 km

Getting here

Authon 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 Authon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chateau-Renault, Le Boulay, Monthodon, Neuville-sur-Brenne, Prunay-Cassereau, Saunay and Villechauve.

This page in French: Visiter Authon