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Contres tourism and travel guide

Photo of Contres in Loir-et-Cher

Photo is of Chateau de Cheverny at 9 km from Contres

Visit Contres: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Cheverny at 9 km and Chateau de Chaumont at 19 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Contres, 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 Contres in Centre-Loire Valley.

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

Chateau de Cheverny

Chateau de Cheverny

Castle at 9 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Cheverny guide
Chateau de Chaumont

Chateau de Chaumont

Castle at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateau de Chaumont guide
Blois

Blois

at 20 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Blois guide
Chateau de Blois

Chateau de Blois

Castle at 20 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Chateau de Blois guide
 
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Chateau de Chambord

Chateau de Chambord

Castle at 23 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Chambord guide
Chateau de Chenonceau

Chateau de Chenonceau

Castle at 29 km (direction west-south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Chenonceau guide
Valencay

Valencay

at 30 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre department

The castle is the main attraction in Valencay, but...

See Valencay guide
Chateau de Valencay

Chateau de Valencay

Castle at 31 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre department

The renaissance style castle and formal gardens make the Chateau de Valencay...

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Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Castle at 33 km (direction west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

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Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Castle at 33 km (direction west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

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

Chateau d'Amboise

Castle at 33 km (direction west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau d'Amboise guide
Amboise

Amboise

at 34 km (direction west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Amboise guide
Montresor

Montresor

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Montresor guide
Beaugency

Beaugency

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

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

See Beaugency guide

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

Map of places to visit near Contres

 
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Markets in and near Contres

Market days in Contres: weekly market: Friday;

  • Contres: market Friday (0km)
  • Cormeray: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Cellettes: market Thursday (12km)
  • Monthou-sur-Cher: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Les Montils: market Saturday (13km)
  • Pontlevoy: market Thursday (14km)
  • Noyers-sur-Cher: market Sunday (16km)
  • Chailles: market Saturday (16km)
  • Bracieux: market Thursday (17km)
  • Saint-Gervais-la-Foret: market Friday (17km)

Hotels near Contres

More information about Contres, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Contres, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (39km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Fougeres-sur-Bievre Chateau (7km)
  • Talcy Chateau (39km)
  • Bouges-le-Chateau Castle (46km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Beauregard (14km)
  • Domaine régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire (20km)
  • Roseraie des terrasses de l’évêché (21km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Chenonceau (29km)
  • Jardin du château de Talcy (39km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Valmer (42km)
  • Jardin du château de Bouges (46km)
  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (48km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Veuil (34km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • ZooParc de Beauval (20km)
  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (35km)
 
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Geography and distances

Contres is in the western-centre of France at 21 kilometres from Blois, the department capital (general information: Contres is 174 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Contres

Canton: Contres

Arrondissement: Blois

Department: Loir-et-Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 41700

Distance to Contres

from Blois (prefecture): 21 km

from Paris: 174 km

from Calais: 394 km

from Nice: 614 km

from Bordeaux: 326 km

from Strasbourg: 488 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 Contres from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Feings, Fresnes, Oisly and Sassay.

This page in French: Visiter Contres

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