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Chambord tourism and travel guide

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Visit Chambord: highlights and tourist information

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Chambord is situated in the Loir-et-Cher department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the western-centre of France at 14 kilometres from Blois, the department capital (general information: Chambord is 151 kilometres from Paris).

Attractions in Chambord

The largest castle in the Loire Valley, Chateau de Chambord exceeds all expectations with its grandeur - despite being built as a hunting lodge and rarely occupied!: Chateau de Chambord

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Chambord at 0 km and Chateau de Cheverny at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chambord, 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 Chambord 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 Loir-et-Cher

Map of places to visit near Chambord

Markets in and near Chambord

  • Huisseau-sur-Cosson: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Montlivault: market Tuesday (6km)
  • Bracieux: market Thursday (7km)
  • Saint-Claude-de-Diray: market Tuesday & Friday (8km)
  • Mer: market Monday (12km)
  • Saint-Gervais-la-Foret: market Friday (13km)
  • Saint-Laurent-Nouan: market Friday (14km)
  • Cellettes: market Thursday (14km)
  • Blois: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (14km)
  • Cormeray: market Tuesday (16km)

More information about Chambord, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Chambord, France

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

National Monuments

  • Talcy Chateau (18km)
  • Fougeres-sur-Bievre Chateau (23km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Olivet (40km)
  • Saint-Cyr-en-Val (42km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-la-Ruelle (43km)
  • Fleury-les-Aubrais (46km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (41km)
  • ZooParc de Beauval (43km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Chambord

Canton: Bracieux

Arrondissement: Blois

Department: Loir-et-Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 41250

Distance to Chambord

from Blois (prefecture): 14 km

from Paris: 151 km

from Calais: 372 km

from Nice: 623 km

from Bordeaux: 348 km

from Strasbourg: 475 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Huisseau-sur-Cosson, Maslives, Mont-Pres-Chambord, Montlivault, Saint-Dye-sur-Loire, Suevres and Thoury.

This page in French: Visiter Chambord

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