Briare tourism and travel guide

Photo of Briare in Loiret

Visit Briare: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: With the Loire River and the Canal de Briare crossing in the centre of Briare it is not surprising that water based activities are important here

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Briare. For detailed visitor information see the Briare travel guide.

Briare is situated in the Loiret department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the western-centre of France at 67 kilometres from Orleans, the department capital (general information: Briare is 137 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Briare include "ville fleurie 4*".

Popular places to visit nearby include Aubigny-sur-Nere at 28 km and Guedelon at 33 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Briare, 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 Briare 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 Loiret

Map of places to visit near Briare

Markets in and near Briare

Market days in Briare: weekly market: Friday;

  • Briare: market Friday (0km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Loire: market Thursday (7km)
  • Gien: market Wednesday & Saturday (8km)
  • Beaulieu-sur-Loire: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Bleneau: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Chatillon-Coligny: market Friday (21km)
  • Vailly-sur-Sauldre: market Friday (22km)
  • Saint-Fargeau: market Friday (26km)
  • Aubigny-sur-Nere: market Saturday all day (28km)
  • Sully-sur-Loire: market Monday all day (29km)

More information about Briare, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Briare, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Saint Benoît sur Loire (Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey) (36km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame-du-Pré (Donzy) (43km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Boiscommun) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Potager du jardin du château de La Bussière (14km)
  • Arboretum national des Barres (21km)
  • Jardins du manoir du Grand Courtoiseau (37km)
  • Arboretum des grandes bruyères (54km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Briare

Canton: Briare

Arrondissement: Montargis

Department: Loiret

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 45250

Distance to Briare

from Orleans (prefecture): 67 km

from Paris: 137 km

from Calais: 372 km

from Nice: 563 km

from Bordeaux: 403 km

from Strasbourg: 387 km

Getting here

Briare is in the western-centre of France. 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 Briare from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Saint-Brisson-sur-Loire, Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire and Saint-Martin-sur-Ocre.

This page in French: Visiter Briare