Avaray tourism and travel guide

Photo of Avaray in Loir-et-Cher

Visit Avaray: highlights and tourist information

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Avaray 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 23 kilometres from Blois, the department capital (general information: Avaray is 139 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Beaugency at 8 km and Chateau de Chambord at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Avaray, 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 Avaray 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 Avaray

Markets in and near Avaray

  • Saint-Laurent-Nouan: market Friday (4km)
  • Mer: market Monday (5km)
  • Beaugency: market Saturday all day (8km)
  • Montlivault: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Meung-sur-Loire: market Sunday (15km)
  • Saint-Claude-de-Diray: market Tuesday & Friday (16km)
  • Huisseau-sur-Cosson: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Marchenoir: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Bracieux: market Thursday (19km)
  • Ouzouer-le-Marche: market Friday (21km)

More information about Avaray, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Avaray, France

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

National Monuments

  • Talcy Chateau (10km)
  • Fougeres-sur-Bievre Chateau (35km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Olivet (30km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-la-Ruelle (32km)
  • Saint-Cyr-en-Val (33km)
  • Fleury-les-Aubrais (36km)
  • Pierrefitte-sur-Sauldre (50km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (48km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Avaray

Canton: Mer

Arrondissement: Blois

Department: Loir-et-Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 41500

Distance to Avaray

from Blois (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 139 km

from Calais: 359 km

from Nice: 629 km

from Bordeaux: 360 km

from Strasbourg: 469 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Courbouzon, Lestiou, Mer, Muides-sur-Loire, Saint-Laurent-Nouan, Seris and Tavers.

This page in French: Visiter Avaray