Blou tourism and travel guide

Photo of Blou in Maine-et-Loire

Photo is of Saumur at 12 km from Blou

Visit Blou: highlights and tourist information

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Blou is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Blou in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saumur at 12 km and Chateau de Saumur at 12 km.

Blou, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Saumur

Saumur

at 12 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saumur guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

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

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

See Chateau de Saumur guide
Montsoreau

Montsoreau

Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Montsoreau guide
Candes-Saint-Martin

Candes-Saint-Martin

Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

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

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 19 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

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Bauge

Bauge

at 20 km (direction north-north-west)

Bauge is a small traditional town with a small castle - and a very...

See Bauge guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 21 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 27 km (direction south-south-west)

The Château de Montreuil-Bellay is an impressive 15th century castle surrouned by medieval ramparts...

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide
Chateau d\'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 28 km (direction east-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau d'Ussé guide
Chinon

Chinon

at 28 km (direction east-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chinon guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 30 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Chinon guide
Chateau de Langeais

Chateau de Langeais

Castle at 34 km (direction east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Langeais guide
Langeais

Langeais

at 34 km (direction east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Langeais guide
Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 35 km (direction north-east), in the Sarthe department

The Chateau de Lude and its lovely gardens are the closest of the Loire...

See Chateau du Lude guide

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Markets in and near Blou

  • Longue-Jumelles: market Thursday (6km)
  • Saumur: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (12km)
  • Beaufort-en-Vallee: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (18km)
  • Bourgueil: market Tuesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Noyant: market Friday (20km)
  • Avoine: market Friday (24km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (26km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (30km)

More information about Blou, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Blou, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Loudun (40km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (27km)
  • La Fleche (37km)
  • Loudun (40km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (28km)
 
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Geography and distances

Blou is in the western-centre of France at 41 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Blou is 243 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Blou

Canton: Longué-Jumelles

Arrondissement: Saumur

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49160

Distance to Blou

from Angers (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 243 km

from Calais: 422 km

from Nice: 699 km

from Bordeaux: 284 km

from Strasbourg: 595 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive in a car from one of the ferry terminals - Saint Malo and Caen are most practical, allow around 3-4 hours for the journey. For driving distances to Blou from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Longue-Jumelles, Neuille, Saint-Philbert-du-Peuple and Vivy.

This page in French: Visiter Blou