Bellegarde tourism and travel guide

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Visit Bellegarde: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Bellegarde is a small traditional town with an atractive moated castle in the centre

Bellegarde is situated in the Loiret department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Bellegarde. For detailed visitor information see the Bellegarde travel guide.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Yevre-le-Chatel at 21 km and Montargis at 22 km.

Bellegarde, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres

Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres

Garden at 17 km (direction west)

The arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres is a fabulous arboretum and garden near Orleans...

See Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction north-north-west)

The walk along the Rimarden river, the traditional charm and the ruined castle all...

See Yevre-le-Chatel guide


at 22 km (direction east)

With more than 130 bridges across the numerous canals and rivers in Montargis, it...

See Montargis guide
Chateau de Chamerolles

Chateau de Chamerolles

Castle at 22 km (direction west-north-west)

The chateau de Chamerolles is an attractive chateau with a pretty Renaissance garden...

See Chateau de Chamerolles guide
Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey

Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey

Abbey at 22 km (direction south-west)

Fans of romanesque architecture will appreciate the many period features in the 12th century...

See Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey guide


at 37 km (direction south-south-east)

To the east of the main Loire Valley, the view across the bridge to...

See Gien guide
Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans

Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans

Garden at 41 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans guide
Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans

Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans

Cathedral at 41 km (direction west)

The carvings and grandeur of the western facade are the highlight of the 17th...

See Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans guide


at 41 km (direction west)

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

See Orleans guide
Hotel Groslot

Hotel Groslot

at 41 km (direction west)

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

See Hotel Groslot guide


at 45 km (direction south-east)

With the Loire River and the Canal de Briare crossing in the centre of...

See Briare guide


Castle at 51 km (direction north-north-east), in the Seine-et-Marne department

The extraordinary decoration of the numerous rooms and royal apartments at Fontainebleau, and the...

See Fontainebleau guide


at 51 km (direction north-east), in the Seine-et-Marne department

Moret-sur-Loing is a pleasant town with a historic centre close to Fontainebleau...

See Moret-sur-Loing guide

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Markets in and near Bellegarde

  • Lorris: market Thursday (12km)
  • Montargis: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (21km)
  • Chateauneuf-sur-Loire: market Friday all day (22km)
  • Chalette-sur-Loing: market Friday (22km)
  • Puiseaux: market Monday (24km)
  • Pithiviers: market Saturday all day (25km)
  • Sully-sur-Loire: market Monday all day (26km)
  • Malesherbes: market Wednesday (34km)
  • Chatillon-Coligny: market Friday (35km)
  • Nemours: market Wednesday & Saturday (37km)

More information about Bellegarde, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Bellegarde, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Quiers-sur-Bezonde (1km)
  • Fleury-les-Aubrais (39km)
  • Saint-Cyr-en-Val (39km)
  • Olivet (43km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-la-Ruelle (43km)
  • Briare (43km)

Geography and distances

Bellegarde is in the western-centre of France at 41 kilometres from Orleans, the department capital (general information: Bellegarde is 97 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bellegarde

Canton: Bellegarde

Arrondissement: Montargis

Department: Loiret

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 45270

Distance to Bellegarde

from Orleans (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 97 km

from Calais: 332 km

from Nice: 606 km

from Bordeaux: 420 km

from Strasbourg: 398 km

Getting here

Most visitors will either fly into one of the airports in Paris (Orly / Charles de Gaulle) or come via a ferry from the UK to a port such as Le Havre and Caen, 3-4 hours drive from here. For driving distances to Bellegarde from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Auvilliers-en-Gatinais, Boiscommun, Freville-du-Gatinais, Mezieres-en-Gatinais, Montliard, Nesploy, Ouzouer-sous-Bellegarde, Quiers-sur-Bezonde and Saint-Loup-Des-Vignes.

This page in French: Visiter Bellegarde