Bourgueil tourism and travel guide

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Visit Bourgueil: highlights and tourist information

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Bourgueil 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 41 kilometres from Tours, the department capital (general information: Bourgueil is 239 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Candes-Saint-Martin at 10 km and Montsoreau at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Bourgueil, 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 Bourgueil 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 Bourgueil

Markets in and near Bourgueil

Market days in Bourgueil: weekly market: Tuesday & Saturday;

  • Bourgueil: market Tuesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Avoine: market Friday (8km)
  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (11km)
  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (13km)
  • Langeais: market Sunday (19km)
  • Saumur: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (19km)
  • Azay-le-Rideau: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Longue-Jumelles: market Thursday (24km)
  • Noyant: market Friday (26km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (30km)

More information about Bourgueil, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Bourgueil, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Bourgueil.


  • Aquarium de Loudun (30km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (29km)
  • Loudun (30km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Loire-Anjou-Touraine (9km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collegiale Church (Candes-Saint-Martin) (10km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Fontevraud (Fontevraud Abbey) (14km)
  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (31km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (31km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Lathan (22km)
  • Les jardins de la Chatonnière (23km)
  • Les jardins du château du Rivau (25km)
  • Les jardins du château de Villandry (27km)
  • Les jardins du prieuré de Saint-Cosme (39km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (41km)
  • Le jardin des Prébendes d'Oé (41km)

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 (40km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (37km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Bourgueil

Canton: Bourgueil

Arrondissement: Chinon

Department: Indre-et-Loire

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 37140

Distance to Bourgueil

from Tours (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 239 km

from Calais: 426 km

from Nice: 681 km

from Bordeaux: 277 km

from Strasbourg: 583 km

Getting here

Bourgueil 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 Bourgueil from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Benais, Chouze-sur-Loire, La Chapelle-sur-Loire, Restigne and Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil.

This page in French: Visiter Bourgueil