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Dreux tourism and travel guide

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Visit Dreux: highlights and tourist information

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Dreux is situated in the Eure-et-Loir department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chartres Cathedral at 33 km and Chateau de Rambouillet at 34 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Dreux, 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 Dreux in Centre-Loire Valley.

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

Chartres Cathedral

Chartres Cathedral

Cathedral at 33 km (direction south-south-east)

The 13th century cathedral in Chartres is generally considered to be...

See Chartres Cathedral guide
Chateau de Rambouillet

Chateau de Rambouillet

Castle at 34 km (direction east), in the Yvelines department

Once a Royal castle, the Chateau de Rambouillet is now the summer...

See Chateau de Rambouillet guide


at 35 km (direction north-west), in the Eure department

In Evreux it is the two religious monuments -...

See Evreux guide


at 36 km (direction south-south-east)

Although most famous for its cathedral, you will also find plenty to...

See Chartres guide
Giverny Gardens

Giverny Gardens

Garden at 40 km (direction north-north-east), in the Eure department

The most famous, most visited, and perhaps most attractive gardens in France,...

See Giverny Gardens guide


at 40 km (direction north-north-east), in the Eure department

Vernon has an attractive historic centre and sits on the...

See Vernon guide
La Roche-Guyon

La Roche-Guyon

Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction north-east), in the Val-d'Oise department

At La Roche-Guyon, a 'plus beau village de France', you...

See La Roche-Guyon guide
Le Perche

Le Perche

at 57 km (direction west-south-west), in the Orne department

The peaceful countryside of the Perche Natural Regional Park...

See Le Perche guide
Chateau de Beaumesnil

Chateau de Beaumesnil

Castle at 57 km (direction west-north-west), in the Eure department

The Chateau de Beaumesnil is a baroque style castle surrounded...

See Chateau de Beaumesnil guide


at 61 km (direction south-west)

Within the Perche Regional Natural Park, in Nogent-le-Rotrou you can discover the...

See Nogent-le-Rotrou guide
Chateau de Harcourt

Chateau de Harcourt

Castle at 65 km (direction north-west), in the Eure department

The Chateau de Harcourt in Eure is a medieval castle now restored...

See Chateau de Harcourt guide

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

Map of places to visit near Dreux


Markets in and near Dreux

Market days in Dreux: weekly market: Wednesday & Sunday & Monday all day & Friday;

  • Dreux: market Wednesday & Sunday & Monday all day & Friday (0km)
  • Nonancourt: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Ezy-sur-Eure: market Thursday & Sunday (15km)
  • Nogent-le-Roi: market Saturday (15km)
  • Ivry-la-Bataille: market Saturday (18km)
  • Houdan: market Friday (18km)
  • Saint-Andre-de-l'Eure: market Friday (20km)
  • Maintenon: market Thursday (22km)
  • Damville: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Senonches: market Friday (31km)

Hotels near Dreux

More information about Dreux, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Dreux, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Rambouillet Chateau (35km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haute Vallee de Chevreuse (45km)
  • Vexin Francais (57km)
  • Perche (57km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale de Chartres (Chartres) (33km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame des Vaulx de Cernay (Cernay-la-Ville) (42km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Geneviève (Feucherolles) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Orgeval) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins du château de Miserey (33km)
  • Parc du château de Groussay (33km)
  • Parc du château de Thoiry (34km)
  • Domaine national de Rambouillet (34km)
  • Jardin de Claude Monet (40km)
  • Jardin du musée d’art américain (40km)
  • Les jardins du château de Saint-Just (42km)
  • Domaine de Villarceaux (48km)
  • Jardin de la petite Rochelle (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Sauvage (32km)
  • Forêt de Rambouillet (40km)
  • Vaux de Cernay (42km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Rambouillet (35km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Thoiry (34km)

Geography and distances

Dreux is in the eastern-center of France at 32 kilometres from Chartres, the department capital (general information: Dreux is 73 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Dreux

Canton: Dreux

Arrondissement: Dreux

Department: Eure-et-Loir

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 28100

Distance to Dreux

from Chartres (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 73 km

from Calais: 249 km

from Nice: 720 km

from Bordeaux: 458 km

from Strasbourg: 469 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Paris CDG or Orly airport and hire a car. The drive from the channel ferry ports such as Caen or Le Havre takes around 3 hours. For driving distances to Dreux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Abondant, Allainville, Charpont, Cherisy, Ecluzelles, Garnay, Luray, Mesnil-sur-l'Estree, Mezieres-en-Drouais, Montreuil, Muzy, Sainte-Gemme-Moronval, Vernouillet and Vert-en-Drouais.

This page in French: Visiter Dreux

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