Ballan-Mire tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ballan-Mire in Indre-et-Loire

Photo is of Chateau de Villandry at 7 km from Ballan-Mire

Visit Ballan-Mire: highlights and tourist information

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Ballan-Mire is situated in the Indre-et-Loire department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Ballan-Mire in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Villandry at 7 km and Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours at 8 km.

Ballan-Mire, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau de Villandry

Chateau de Villandry

Castle at 7 km (direction west)

The rooms at Chateau de Villandry can be explored, but it is the world...

See Chateau de Villandry guide
Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours

Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours

Church at 8 km (direction north-east)

The basilica Saint-Martin is an imposing neo-byzantine church in the town of Tours...

See Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours guide


at 8 km (direction north-east)

Tours is a large important town with numerous monuments, gardens and medieval buildings, and...

See Tours guide
Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Cathedral at 9 km (direction north-east)

The la Psalette cloister and the cathedral of Tours together make a very impressive...

See Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters guide


at 14 km (direction west-south-west)

The village of Azay-le-Rideau is best known for its castle but also has a...

See Azay-le-Rideau guide
Chateau d\'Azay-le-Rideau

Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Castle at 14 km (direction west-south-west)

Not the most luxurious or largest castle in the region, it is the beauty...

See Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau guide


at 16 km (direction west)

Langeais is a small town with a pretty town centre, best known for the...

See Langeais guide
Chateau de Langeais

Chateau de Langeais

Castle at 16 km (direction west)

Château de Langeais is a medieval-renaissance castle with nicely furnished rooms and the oldest...

See Chateau de Langeais guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction south-south-west)

Explore the lovely stone houses and narrow streets in the tiny village of Crissay-sur-Manse...

See Crissay-sur-Manse guide
Chateau d\'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

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

The imposing Chateau d'Usse, next to the Loire, is an imposing medieval-renaissance castle surrounded...

See Chateau d'Ussé guide


at 29 km (direction east)

Although it is the castle that attracts visitors to Amboise, you will also enjoy...

See Amboise guide
Chateau d\'Amboise

Chateau d'Amboise

Castle at 29 km (direction east-north-east)

The Chateau d'Amboise is a castle with impressive gardens and a lovely view across...

See Chateau d'Amboise guide


at 29 km (direction south-west)

Tavant is a small village but a visit to se the murals in the...

See Tavant guide
Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Castle at 30 km (direction east)

The Chateau de Clos-Lucé was home to Leonardo da Vinci and you can visit...

See Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise guide

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Markets in and near Ballan-Mire

Market days in Ballan-Mire: weekly market: Sunday & Friday;

  • Ballan-Mire: market Sunday & Friday (0km)
  • Joue-les-Tours: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (4km)
  • Luynes: market Saturday (7km)
  • La Riche: market Wednesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Fondettes: market Wednesday & Sunday (7km)
  • Monts: market Wednesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Chambray-les-Tours: market Thursday & Sunday (8km)
  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire: market Tuesday & Friday (8km)
  • Artannes-sur-Indre: market Friday (8km)
  • Saint-Avertin: market Wednesday & Friday (9km)

More information about Ballan-Mire, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Ballan-Mire, France

What to do at Ballan-Mire? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Ballan-Mire.


  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (23km)
  • Aquarium de Loudun (54km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

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)

  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (8km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (35km)

Geography and distances

Ballan-Mire is in the eastern-center of France at 8 kilometres from Tours, the department capital (general information: Ballan-Mire is 212 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ballan-Mire

Canton: Ballan-Miré

Arrondissement: Tours

Department: Indre-et-Loire

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 37510

Distance to Ballan-Mire

from Tours (prefecture): 8 km

from Paris: 212 km

from Calais: 411 km

from Nice: 657 km

from Bordeaux: 293 km

from Strasbourg: 549 km

Getting here

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 Ballan-Mire from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Druye, Joue-les-Tours, La Riche, Luynes, Saint-Genouph, Savonnieres and Tours.

This page in French: Visiter Ballan-Mire