Dreux tourism and travel guide

Photo of Dreux in Eure-et-Loir

Visit Dreux: highlights and tourist information

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Dreux is situated in the Eure-et-Loir department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the eastern-center of France at 32 kilometres from Chartres, the department capital (general information: Dreux is 73 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chartres Cathedral at 33 km and Evreux at 35 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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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!


... 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)

More information about Dreux, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Dreux, France

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

Geographical Information

Commune: Dreux

Canton: Dreux

Arrondissement: Dreux

Department: Eure-et-Loir

Region: 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

Dreux is in the eastern-center of France. 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 6 kilometres from Dreux): 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: Visitez Dreux