Benais tourism and travel guide

Photo of Benais in Indre-et-Loire

Visit Benais: highlights and tourist information

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Benais is situated in the Indre-et-Loire department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the eastern-center of France at 38 kilometres from Tours, the department capital (general information: Benais is 235 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chinon at 12 km and Candes-Saint-Martin at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Benais, 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 Benais 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 Indre-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Benais

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

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

  • Loire-Anjou-Touraine (12km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collegiale Church (Candes-Saint-Martin) (14km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Fontevraud (Fontevraud Abbey) (17km)
  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (34km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (34km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins de la Chatonnière (20km)
  • Parc de Lathan (20km)
  • Les jardins du château de Villandry (24km)
  • Les jardins du château du Rivau (26km)
  • Les jardins du prieuré de Saint-Cosme (36km)
  • Le jardin des Prébendes d'Oé (38km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (39km)

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

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

Benais is in the eastern-center of France. 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