Benais tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau d\'Ussé at 8 km from Benais

Visit Benais: highlights and tourist information

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Benais 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 Benais in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau d\'Ussé at 8 km and Chinon at 12 km.

Benais, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau d\'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 8 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau d'Ussé guide


at 12 km (direction south-south-east)

As well as the castle, Chinon has a very impressive medieval centre to explore...

See Chinon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction west-south-west)

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village in France', you can see...

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

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

The collegiate church of Candes-Saint-Martin has numerous medieval statues incorporated in the facade and...

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Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

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

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most Loire Valley castles...

See Chateau de Chinon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction west-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Montsoreau, listed as a 'most beautiful villages in France', also has an interesting troglodyte...

See Montsoreau guide
Chateau de Langeais

Chateau de Langeais

Castle at 15 km (direction east)

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

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at 15 km (direction east)

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

See Langeais guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 17 km (direction south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see: it is one of the...

See Fontevraud Abbey guide


at 20 km (direction east)

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 20 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 22 km (direction west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location with views across the Loire...

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at 22 km (direction west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The town of Saumur, in the shadow of the famous castle, is a lovely...

See Saumur guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

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

One of the more modest castles in the region, both the Chateau de Rivau...

See Chateau du Rivau guide

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Markets in and near Benais

  • Bourgueil: market Tuesday & Saturday (4km)
  • Avoine: market Friday (10km)
  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (14km)
  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (15km)
  • Langeais: market Sunday (15km)
  • Azay-le-Rideau: market Wednesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Saumur: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (22km)
  • Noyant: market Friday (25km)
  • Longue-Jumelles: market Thursday (26km)
  • Luynes: market Saturday (28km)

More information about Benais, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Benais, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (33km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (33km)
  • Loudun (33km)
  • La Fleche (49km)

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 (36km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (40km)

Geography and distances

Benais is in the eastern-center of France at 38 kilometres from Tours, the department capital (general information: Benais is 235 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Benais

Canton: Bourgueil

Arrondissement: Chinon

Department: Indre-et-Loire

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 37140

Distance to Benais

from Tours (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 235 km

from Calais: 423 km

from Nice: 680 km

from Bordeaux: 280 km

from Strasbourg: 579 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 Benais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bourgueil, Ingrandes-de-Touraine, La Chapelle-sur-Loire and Restigne.

This page in French: Visiter Benais