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Drache tourism and travel guide

Photo of Drache in Indre-et-Loire

Photo is of Crissay-sur-Manse at 15 km from Drache

Visit Drache: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Crissay-sur-Manse at 15 km and Tavant at 19 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Drache, 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 Drache in Centre-Loire Valley.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction north-west)

Explore the lovely stone houses and narrow streets in...

See Crissay-sur-Manse guide


at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

Tavant is a small village but a visit to se the murals...

See Tavant guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 23 km (direction west)

One of the more modest castles in the region,...

See Chateau du Rivau guide
Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Castle at 26 km (direction north-west)

Not the most luxurious or largest castle in the region,...

See Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau guide


at 26 km (direction north-west)

The village of Azay-le-Rideau is best known for its castle but also...

See Azay-le-Rideau guide


at 27 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vienne department

The quiet regional town of Chatellerault has some notable 18th century townhouses...

See Chatellerault guide


at 29 km (direction east)

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

See Loches guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 32 km (direction west-north-west)

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most Loire Valley...

See Chateau de Chinon guide


at 33 km (direction west-north-west)

As well as the castle, Chinon has a very impressive medieval...

See Chinon guide
Chateau de Villandry

Chateau de Villandry

Castle at 33 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Chateau de Villandry guide
La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay

at 33 km (direction south-south-east), in the Vienne department

The castle donjon and the medieval gateway are the main historical...

See La Roche-Posay guide
Chateau d'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 33 km (direction west-north-west)

The imposing Chateau d'Usse, next to the Loire, is...

See Chateau d'Ussé guide
Chateau de Langeais

Chateau de Langeais

Castle at 34 km (direction north-west)

Château de Langeais is a medieval-renaissance castle with nicely...

See Chateau de Langeais guide


at 34 km (direction north-west)

Langeais is a small town with a pretty town centre, best...

See Langeais guide

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

Map of places to visit near Drache


Markets in and near Drache

  • Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine: market Friday (6km)
  • Descartes: market Sunday (10km)
  • Ligueil: market Monday (15km)
  • Manthelan: market Thursday (15km)
  • Le Grand-Pressigny: market Thursday (20km)
  • Saint-Branchs: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (23km)
  • Artannes-sur-Indre: market Friday (24km)
  • Monts: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Azay-le-Rideau: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)

More information about Drache, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Drache, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (41km)
  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (43km)

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

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (38km)

Geography and distances

Drache is in the eastern-center of France at 38 kilometres from Tours, the department capital (general information: Drache is 238 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Drache

Canton: Descartes

Arrondissement: Loches

Department: Indre-et-Loire

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 37800

Distance to Drache

from Tours (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 238 km

from Calais: 442 km

from Nice: 639 km

from Bordeaux: 264 km

from Strasbourg: 558 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 Drache from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Celle-Saint-Avant, Maille, Marce-sur-Esves, Nouatre, Noyant-de-Touraine, Port-de-Piles, Ports, Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine and Sepmes.

This page in French: Visiter Drache

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