Blou tourism and travel guide

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saumur at 12 km and Chateau de Saumur at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Blou, 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 Blou in Pays de la Loire.

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

 
 

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Maine-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Blou

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

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

  • Loire-Anjou-Touraine (15km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (15km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (15km)
  • Collegiale Church (Candes-Saint-Martin) (19km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Fontevraud (Fontevraud Abbey) (21km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Lathan (19km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (35km)
  • Les jardins de la Chatonnière (40km)
  • Les jardins du château de Villandry (42km)
  • Les jardins du château du Rivau (42km)

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)
 
 

Geography and distances

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

Blou is in the western-centre of France. 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