Bou tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans at 9 km from Bou

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Bou is situated in the Loiret 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 Bou in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans at 9 km and Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans at 11 km.

Bou, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans

Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans

Garden at 9 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 11 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans guide


at 11 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Orleans guide
Hotel Groslot

Hotel Groslot

at 11 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Hotel Groslot guide
Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres

Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres

Garden at 18 km (direction north-east)

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

See Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres guide
Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey

Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey

Abbey at 20 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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

Chateau de Chamerolles

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

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

See Chateau de Chamerolles guide


at 27 km (direction west)

Meung sur Loire is a pretty medieval village near Orleans....

See Meung-sur-Loire guide
Les Jardins de Roquelin

Les Jardins de Roquelin

Garden at 27 km (direction west)

The Jardins de Roquelin is a pretty rose garden in the Loire Valley....

See Les Jardins de Roquelin guide


at 32 km (direction east-north-east)

Bellegarde is a small traditional town with an atractive moated castle in the centre...

See Bellegarde guide


at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

A small town on the banks of the Loire River, Beaugency squeezes a remarkable...

See Beaugency guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction north-east)

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

See Yevre-le-Chatel guide


at 48 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Gien guide
Chateau de Chambord

Chateau de Chambord

Castle at 49 km (direction west-south-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

The largest castle in the Loire Valley, Chateau de Chambord exceeds all expectations with...

See Chateau de Chambord guide

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Markets in and near Bou

  • Orleans: market every day except Monday (11km)
  • Fleury-les-Aubrais: market Tuesday & Sunday (11km)
  • Chateauneuf-sur-Loire: market Friday all day (13km)
  • La Ferte-Saint-Aubin: market Thursday (19km)
  • Meung-sur-Loire: market Sunday (27km)
  • Sully-sur-Loire: market Monday all day (27km)
  • Lamotte-Beuvron: market Friday (30km)
  • Beaugency: market Saturday all day (33km)
  • Lorris: market Thursday (35km)
  • Pithiviers: market Saturday all day (36km)

More information about Bou, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Bou, France

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

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)

  • Saint-Cyr-en-Val (8km)
  • Olivet (11km)
  • Fleury-les-Aubrais (11km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-la-Ruelle (14km)
  • Quiers-sur-Bezonde (32km)
  • Pierrefitte-sur-Sauldre (41km)
  • Aubigny-sur-Nere (52km)

Geography and distances

Bou is in the western-centre of France at 11 kilometres from Orleans, the department capital (general information: Bou is 111 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bou

Canton: Chécy

Arrondissement: Orléans

Department: Loiret

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 45430

Distance to Bou

from Orleans (prefecture): 11 km

from Paris: 111 km

from Calais: 342 km

from Nice: 615 km

from Bordeaux: 393 km

from Strasbourg: 429 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 Bou from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boigny-sur-Bionne, Checy, Combleux, Darvoy, Donnery, Ferolles, Jargeau, Mardie, Saint-Cyr-en-Val, Saint-Jean-de-Braye and Sandillon.

This page in French: Visiter Bou