Sidebar Menu

Descartes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Descartes in Indre-et-Loire

Photo is of Chatellerault at 21 km from Descartes

Chatellerault hotels best prices

Visit Descartes: highlights and tourist information

To Visit  Attractions 

Descartes is situated in the Indre-et-Loire department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the eastern-center of France at 46 kilometres from Tours, the department capital (general information: Descartes is 243 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chatellerault at 21 km and La Roche-Posay at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

You can also

Descartes, 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 Descartes 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 Indre-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Descartes


Markets in and near Descartes

Market days in Descartes: weekly market: Sunday;

  • Descartes: market Sunday (0km)
  • Le Grand-Pressigny: market Thursday (10km)
  • Ligueil: market Monday (12km)
  • Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine: market Friday (16km)
  • Manthelan: market Thursday (19km)
  • Chatellerault: market Wednesday & Thursday all day & Saturday (21km)
  • Preuilly-sur-Claise: market Thursday & Saturday (22km)
  • La Roche-Posay: market Tuesday & Friday (23km)
  • Loches: market Wednesday all day & Saturday (28km)
  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (28km)

More information about Descartes, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Descartes, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etangs de la Brenne (52km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Descartes

Canton: Descartes

Arrondissement: Loches

Department: Indre-et-Loire

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 37160

Distance to Descartes

from Tours (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 243 km

from Calais: 450 km

from Nice: 629 km

from Bordeaux: 257 km

from Strasbourg: 556 km

Getting here

Descartes is in the eastern-center of France. 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 Descartes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Abilly, Buxeuil and Saint-Remy-sur-Creuse.

This page in French: Visiter Descartes

Back To Top