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Chenonceaux tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chenonceaux in Indre-et-Loire

Visit Chenonceaux: highlights and tourist information

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Chenonceaux is situated in the Indre-et-Loire department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Attractions in Chenonceaux

The perfectly lovely Chateau-de-Chenonceau includes a renaissance gallery across the river and gardens designed by Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medicis: Chateau de Chenonceau

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Chenonceau at 1 km and Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard at 10 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Chenonceaux, 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 Chenonceaux in Centre-Loire Valley.

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

Chateau de Chenonceau

Chateau de Chenonceau

Castle less than one km (direction south-south-east)

The perfectly lovely Chateau-de-Chenonceau includes a renaissance gallery across the river...

See Chateau de Chenonceau guide
Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Castle at 10 km (direction north-west)

The Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard in Amboise is the first...

See Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard guide


at 10 km (direction north-west)

Although it is the castle that attracts visitors to Amboise,...

See Amboise guide
Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Castle at 10 km (direction north-west)

The Chateau de Clos-Lucé was home to Leonardo da Vinci...

See Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise guide
Chateau d'Amboise

Chateau d'Amboise

Castle at 11 km (direction north-west)

The Chateau d'Amboise is a castle with impressive gardens and a lovely...

See Chateau d'Amboise guide
Chateau de Chaumont

Chateau de Chaumont

Castle at 19 km (direction north-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

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

See Chateau de Chaumont guide


Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction south-east)

On the Indrois river, it is the quaint old town, the...

See Montresor guide


at 25 km (direction south-south-west)

Numerous historic monuments make the citadel in Loches a very interesting...

See Loches guide
Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Cathedral at 29 km (direction west)

The la Psalette cloister and the cathedral of Tours together...

See Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters guide


at 29 km (direction west)

Tours is a large important town with numerous monuments, gardens...

See Tours guide


at 34 km (direction north-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

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

See Blois guide
Chateau de Blois

Chateau de Blois

Castle at 35 km (direction north-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

One of the most impressive of the Loire castles,...

See Chateau de Blois guide
Chateau de Cheverny

Chateau de Cheverny

Castle at 35 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

Cheverny Castle is perhaps the most opulently furnished of...

See Chateau de Cheverny guide
Chateau de Villandry

Chateau de Villandry

Castle at 42 km (direction west)

The rooms at Chateau de Villandry can be explored,...

See Chateau de Villandry guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Indre-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Chenonceaux


Markets in and near Chenonceaux

  • Blere: market Tuesday (6km)
  • Montrichard: market Friday (9km)
  • Amboise: market Sunday & Friday (12km)
  • Pontlevoy: market Thursday (16km)
  • Monthou-sur-Cher: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Cormery: market Thursday (18km)
  • Montlouis-sur-Loire: market Thursday (19km)
  • Esvres: market Saturday (22km)
  • Loches: market Wednesday all day & Saturday (24km)
  • Saint-Aignan: market Saturday all day (24km)

More information about Chenonceaux, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Chenonceaux, France

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


  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (13km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

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)

  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (31km)
  • Veuil (42km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (22km)
  • ZooParc de Beauval (24km)

Geography and distances

Chenonceaux is in the eastern-center of France at 29 kilometres from Tours, the department capital (general information: Chenonceaux is 194 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chenonceaux

Canton: Bléré

Arrondissement: Tours

Department: Indre-et-Loire

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 37150

Distance to Chenonceaux

from Tours (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 194 km

from Calais: 406 km

from Nice: 629 km

from Bordeaux: 305 km

from Strasbourg: 517 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive in one of the cross-channel ports such as Caen and Le Havre (about 3-4 hours drive from here) or fly into Paris and drive south from there. For driving distances to Chenonceaux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Blere, Chissay-en-Touraine, Chisseaux, Civray-de-Touraine, Epeigne-les-Bois, Francueil, La Croix-en-Touraine and Saint-Georges-sur-Cher.

This page in French: Visiter Chenonceaux

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