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Avaray tourism and travel guide

Photo of Avaray in Loir-et-Cher

Photo is of Beaugency at 8 km from Avaray

Visit Avaray: highlights and tourist information

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Avaray is situated in the Loir-et-Cher department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

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

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!



at 8 km (direction north-east), in the Loiret department

A small town on the banks of the Loire River, Beaugency squeezes...

See Beaugency guide
Chateau de Chambord

Chateau de Chambord

Castle at 12 km (direction south-south-west)

The largest castle in the Loire Valley, Chateau de Chambord exceeds all...

See Chateau de Chambord guide


at 16 km (direction north-east), in the Loiret department

Meung sur Loire is a pretty medieval village near Orleans....

See Meung-sur-Loire guide
Les Jardins de Roquelin

Les Jardins de Roquelin

Garden at 16 km (direction north-east), in the Loiret department

The Jardins de Roquelin is a pretty rose garden in the Loire...

See Les Jardins de Roquelin guide
Chateau de Blois

Chateau de Blois

Castle at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

One of the most impressive of the Loire castles, the Chateau de...

See Chateau de Blois guide


at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

The town of Blois, with its castle, cathedral, extensive historic centre and...

See Blois guide
Chateau de Cheverny

Chateau de Cheverny

Castle at 26 km (direction south-south-west)

Cheverny Castle is perhaps the most opulently furnished of the Loire castles,...

See Chateau de Cheverny guide
Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans

Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans

Garden at 31 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loiret department

The Parc Floral de la Source is an extensive park to the...

See Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans guide


at 33 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loiret department

The large town of Orleans has a great deal to recommend it:...

See Orleans guide
Hotel Groslot

Hotel Groslot

at 33 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loiret department

The Hotel Groslot is a beautiful mansion close to the cathedral in...

See Hotel Groslot guide
Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans

Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans

Cathedral at 33 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loiret department

The carvings and grandeur of the western facade are the highlight of...

See Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans guide


at 38 km (direction west)

Now listed as a 'town of art and history', Vendome retains many...

See Vendome guide
Chateau de Chaumont

Chateau de Chaumont

Castle at 39 km (direction west-south-west)

The small village of Chaumont-sur-Loire is dominated by the Chateau de Chaumont,...

See Chateau de Chaumont guide


National Monument at 42 km (direction north-north-west), in the Eure-et-Loir department

Both the castle and the town along the Loir River make Chateaudun...

See Chateaudun guide

... 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)

Hotels near Avaray

More information about Avaray, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Avaray, France

What to do at Avaray? 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

Avaray is in the western-centre of France at 23 kilometres from Blois, the department capital (general information: Avaray is 139 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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