Briou tourism and travel guide

Photo of Briou in Loir-et-Cher

Photo is of Beaugency at 12 km from Briou

Visit Briou: highlights and tourist information

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Briou is situated in the Loir-et-Cher 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 Briou in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Beaugency at 12 km and Meung-sur-Loire at 16 km.

Briou, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 12 km (direction east-south-east), in the Loiret department

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

See Beaugency guide


at 16 km (direction east), in the Loiret department

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 16 km (direction east), in the Loiret department

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

See Les Jardins de Roquelin guide
Chateau de Chambord

Chateau de Chambord

Castle at 22 km (direction south)

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

See Chateau de Chambord guide
Chateau de Blois

Chateau de Blois

Castle at 28 km (direction south-south-west)

One of the most impressive of the Loire castles, the Chateau de Blois is...

See Chateau de Blois guide


at 28 km (direction south-south-west)

The town of Blois, with its castle, cathedral, extensive historic centre and other monuments...

See Blois guide


National Monument at 30 km (direction north-north-west), in the Eure-et-Loir department

Both the castle and the town along the Loir River make Chateaudun an enjoyable...

See Chateaudun guide


at 31 km (direction west)

Now listed as a 'town of art and history', Vendome retains many monuments from...

See Vendome guide
Hotel Groslot

Hotel Groslot

at 33 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loiret department

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

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at 33 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loiret department

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

See Orleans guide
Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans

Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans

Cathedral at 33 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loiret department

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

See Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans guide
Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans

Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans

Garden at 34 km (direction east), in the Loiret department

The Parc Floral de la Source is an extensive park to the south of...

See Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans guide
Chateau de Cheverny

Chateau de Cheverny

Castle at 35 km (direction south)

Cheverny Castle is perhaps the most opulently furnished of the Loire castles, and also...

See Chateau de Cheverny guide
Chateau de Chaumont

Chateau de Chaumont

Castle at 43 km (direction south-west)

The small village of Chaumont-sur-Loire is dominated by the Chateau de Chaumont, one of...

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Markets in and near Briou

  • Marchenoir: market Tuesday (6km)
  • Mer: market Monday (11km)
  • Beaugency: market Saturday all day (11km)
  • Ouzouer-le-Marche: market Friday (11km)
  • Oucques: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Saint-Laurent-Nouan: market Friday (15km)
  • Meung-sur-Loire: market Sunday (16km)
  • Montlivault: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Saint-Claude-de-Diray: market Tuesday & Friday (23km)
  • Huisseau-sur-Cosson: market Wednesday (25km)

More information about Briou, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Briou, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Talcy Chateau (6km)
  • Fougeres-sur-Bievre Chateau (42km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Talcy (6km)
  • Les prés-Culand (16km)
  • Roseraie des terrasses de l’évêché (27km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (32km)
  • Parc Floral de la Source (34km)
  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (42km)
  • Domaine régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Jean-de-la-Ruelle (31km)
  • Olivet (32km)
  • Fleury-les-Aubrais (35km)
  • Saint-Cyr-en-Val (37km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (49km)

Geography and distances

Briou is in the western-centre of France at 27 kilometres from Blois, the department capital (general information: Briou is 132 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Briou

Canton: Marchenoir

Arrondissement: Blois

Department: Loir-et-Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 41370

Distance to Briou

from Blois (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 132 km

from Calais: 350 km

from Nice: 641 km

from Bordeaux: 367 km

from Strasbourg: 472 km

Getting here

Most visitors will either fly into one of the airports in Paris or arrive from a ferry port such as caen or Le Havre, approx. 3-4 hours drive. For driving distances to Briou from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Concriers, Josnes, Le Plessis-l'Echelle, Lorges, Roches, Saint-Laurent-Des-Bois, Talcy and Villermain.

This page in French: Visiter Briou