Contres tourism and travel guide

Photo of Contres in Loir-et-Cher

Visit Contres: highlights and tourist information

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Contres 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 21 kilometres from Blois, the department capital (general information: Contres is 174 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!


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

Map of places to visit near Contres

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)

More information about Contres, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Contres, France

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


  • 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)

Geography and distances

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

Contres 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 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