Chateau-du-Loir tourism and travel guide

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Visit Chateau-du-Loir: highlights and tourist information

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Chateau-du-Loir is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region, in the north-west of France at 40 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Chateau-du-Loir is 193 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau du Lude at 20 km and Lavardin at 35 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chateau-du-Loir, 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 Chateau-du-Loir in Pays de la Loire.

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

 
 

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Sarthe

Map of places to visit near Chateau-du-Loir

Markets in and near Chateau-du-Loir

Market days in Chateau-du-Loir: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Chateau-du-Loir: market Saturday (0km)
  • Saint-Paterne-Racan: market Thursday (11km)
  • Neuvy-le-Roi: market Friday (16km)
  • Chateau-la-Valliere: market Monday (18km)
  • Ecommoy: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Neuille-Pont-Pierre: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Le Grand-Luce: market Wednesday all day (19km)
  • Le Lude: market Thursday (20km)
  • Besse-sur-Braye: market Saturday (29km)
  • Noyant: market Friday (31km)

More information about Chateau-du-Loir, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Chateau-du-Loir, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (50km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Fleche (37km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (37km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Poncé (19km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (20km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (20km)
  • Parc de Lathan (31km)
  • Les jardins du prieuré de Saint-Cosme (39km)
  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (39km)
  • Le jardin des Prébendes d'Oé (39km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (39km)
  • Les jardins du château de Villandry (40km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Valmer (44km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (47km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cogners (26km)
  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (38km)
  • Coulaines (40km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (33km)
  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (47km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Chateau-du-Loir

Canton: Château-du-Loir

Arrondissement: Mans

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72500

Distance to Chateau-du-Loir

from Le Mans (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 193 km

from Calais: 376 km

from Nice: 692 km

from Bordeaux: 327 km

from Strasbourg: 553 km

Getting here

Chateau-du-Loir is in the north-west of France. Most visitors get here by car having taken a ferry, probably to Saint-Malo or Caen, and then a drive of around 2 - 3 hours. For driving distances to Chateau-du-Loir from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Dissay-sous-Courcillon, Flee, La Bruere-sur-Loir, Luceau, Montabon, Nogent-sur-Loir, Saint-Pierre-de-Cheville and Vouvray-sur-Loir.

This page in French: Visiter Chateau-du-Loir