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Chaon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chaon in Loir-et-Cher

Photo is of Aubigny-sur-Nere at 24 km from Chaon

Visit Chaon: highlights and tourist information

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Chaon is situated in the Loir-et-Cher department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Aubigny-sur-Nere at 24 km and Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey at 25 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Chaon, 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 Chaon in Centre-Loire Valley.

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



at 24 km (direction east-south-east), in the Cher department

It is the multi-turreted castle and the Scottish connection that explain the...

See Aubigny-sur-Nere guide
Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey

Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey

Abbey at 25 km (direction north-north-east), in the Loiret department

Fans of romanesque architecture will appreciate the many period...

See Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey guide
Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans

Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans

Garden at 32 km (direction north-west), in the Loiret department

The Parc Floral de la Source is an extensive park...

See Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans guide


at 36 km (direction east), in the Loiret department

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

See Gien guide
Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans

Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans

Cathedral at 38 km (direction north-west), in the Loiret department

The carvings and grandeur of the western facade are the...

See Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans guide


at 38 km (direction north-west), in the Loiret department

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

See Orleans guide
Hotel Groslot

Hotel Groslot

at 38 km (direction north-west), in the Loiret department

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

See Hotel Groslot guide
Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres

Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres

Garden at 43 km (direction north-west), in the Loiret department

The arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres is a fabulous arboretum and...

See Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres guide


at 43 km (direction east), in the Loiret department

With the Loire River and the Canal de Briare crossing...

See Briare guide


at 43 km (direction west-north-west), 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 43 km (direction west-north-west), in the Loiret department

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

See Les Jardins de Roquelin guide


at 45 km (direction west-north-west), in the Loiret department

A small town on the banks of the Loire...

See Beaugency guide


at 47 km (direction north-east), in the Loiret department

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

See Bellegarde guide
Chateau de Chambord

Chateau de Chambord

Castle at 49 km (direction west)

The largest castle in the Loire Valley, Chateau de Chambord...

See Chateau de Chambord guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Loir-et-Cher

Map of places to visit near Chaon


Markets in and near Chaon

  • Lamotte-Beuvron: market Friday (11km)
  • Nouan-le-Fuzelier: market Wednesday (13km)
  • La Ferte-Saint-Aubin: market Thursday (21km)
  • Salbris: market Thursday & Saturday (22km)
  • Sully-sur-Loire: market Monday all day (23km)
  • Aubigny-sur-Nere: market Saturday all day (24km)
  • Chateauneuf-sur-Loire: market Friday all day (29km)
  • Neung-sur-Beuvron: market Saturday (29km)
  • Gien: market Wednesday & Saturday (36km)
  • Orleans: market every day except Monday (38km)

More information about Chaon, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Chaon, France

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

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)

  • Pierrefitte-sur-Sauldre (11km)
  • Aubigny-sur-Nere (24km)
  • Saint-Cyr-en-Val (29km)
  • Olivet (35km)
  • Fleury-les-Aubrais (40km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-la-Ruelle (40km)
  • Briare (42km)
  • Quiers-sur-Bezonde (48km)

Geography and distances

Chaon is in the western-centre of France at 63 kilometres from Blois, the department capital (general information: Chaon is 139 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chaon

Canton: Lamotte-Beuvron

Arrondissement: Romorantin-Lanthenay

Department: Loir-et-Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 41600

Distance to Chaon

from Blois (prefecture): 63 km

from Paris: 139 km

from Calais: 372 km

from Nice: 588 km

from Bordeaux: 374 km

from Strasbourg: 428 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 Chaon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Souvigny-en-Sologne.

This page in French: Visiter Chaon

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