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Epernon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Epernon in Eure-et-Loir

Photo is of Chateau de Rambouillet at 11 km from Epernon

Visit Epernon: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Rambouillet at 11 km and Chartres Cathedral at 23 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Epernon, 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 Epernon in Centre-Loire Valley.

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

Chateau de Rambouillet

Chateau de Rambouillet

Castle at 11 km (direction east-north-east), in the Yvelines department

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

See Chateau de Rambouillet guide
Chartres Cathedral

Chartres Cathedral

Cathedral at 23 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chartres Cathedral guide


at 25 km (direction south-west)

Although most famous for its cathedral, you will also...

See Chartres guide
Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Castle at 39 km (direction east-north-east), in the Yvelines department

A short distance outside central Paris, the Palais de Versailles...

See Versailles Palace guide
Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

at 53 km (direction east-north-east), in the Paris department

Built in the late 19th century as a temporary...

See Eiffel Tower guide
Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

National Monument at 54 km (direction east-north-east), in the Paris department

The Arc de Triomphe is the second largest triumphal arch...

See Arc de Triomphe guide


at 54 km (direction east-north-east), in the Paris department

For a different side of Paris, explore the ancient catacombs in tunnels...

See Catacombs guide


at 55 km (direction east-north-east), in the Paris department

The Champs-Elsées, often called the most beautiful avenue in the...

See Champs-Elysees guide
Musee de l'Orangerie

Musee de l'Orangerie

Museum at 55 km (direction east-north-east), in the Paris department

The Musee de l'Orangerie in Paris is best known for...

See Musee de l'Orangerie guide
Jardin du Luxembourg

Jardin du Luxembourg

Garden at 55 km (direction east-north-east), in the Paris department

The Jardin du Luxembourg is one of the most extensive and...

See Jardin du Luxembourg guide
Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries

Garden at 55 km (direction east-north-east), in the Paris department

The Jardin des Tuileries is a large park and garden near the...

See Jardin des Tuileries guide
Eglise de la Madeleine

Eglise de la Madeleine

Church at 56 km (direction east-north-east), in the Paris department

The Eglise de la Madeleine is a most unusual church, being...

See Eglise de la Madeleine guide


National Monument at 56 km (direction east-north-east), in the Paris department

The 18th century Pantheon was originally to be a...

See Pantheon guide
The Louvre

The Louvre

Museum at 56 km (direction east-north-east), in the Paris department

The most visited art museum in the world, the Louvre contains countless...

See The Louvre guide

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Map of places to visit near Epernon


Markets in and near Epernon

  • Maintenon: market Thursday (7km)
  • Nogent-le-Roi: market Saturday (12km)
  • Auneau: market Friday (17km)
  • Houdan: market Friday (21km)
  • Chartres: market Saturday (23km)
  • Luce: market Sunday (25km)
  • Dourdan: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Maurepas: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Dreux: market Wednesday & Sunday & Monday all day & Friday (27km)
  • Beynes: market Thursday (31km)

Hotels near Epernon

More information about Epernon, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Epernon, France

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


  • Cinéaqua (53km)

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Rambouillet Chateau (12km)
  • Villa Savoye (43km)
  • Maison des Jardies (45km)
  • Saint Cloud Parc (46km)
  • Chateau de Maisons (51km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haute Vallee de Chevreuse (23km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Notre Dame des Vaulx de Cernay (Cernay-la-Ville) (21km)
  • Cathédrale de Chartres (Chartres) (23km)
  • Notre Dame de Port Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) (33km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Geneviève (Feucherolles) (37km)
  • Collegiale de Saint Martin (Etampes) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Basile (Etampes) (40km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Etampes) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Orgeval) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Etienne (Mareil-Marly) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin et Saint Blaise (Louveciennes) (43km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Bougival) (44km)
  • Collégiale Notre-Dame (Poissy) (45km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chatou) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maclou (Conflans-Sainte-Honorine) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine national de Rambouillet (11km)
  • Parc du château de Groussay (22km)
  • Parc du château de Breteuil (26km)
  • Parc du château de Thoiry (30km)
  • Parc de Courson (34km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (36km)
  • Potager du roi, Versailles (39km)
  • Parc de Versailles (39km)
  • Parc de Chamarande (41km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (45km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Cloud (46km)
  • Domaine de la Malmaison (46km)
  • Le pré Catelan (47km)
  • Maison de Chateaubriand (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Sauvage (5km)
  • Forêt de Rambouillet (16km)
  • Vaux de Cernay (21km)
  • Vallée de Chevreuse (28km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Rambouillet (11km)
  • Etampes (40km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Moutiers (35km)
  • Velizy-Villacoublay (42km)
  • Le Vesinet (46km)
  • Le Plessis-Robinson (47km)
  • Meudon (47km)
  • Rueil-Malmaison (47km)
  • Courbevoie (53km)
  • Levallois-Perret (55km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Thoiry (30km)
  • Jardin d'acclimatation (Paris) (52km)

Geography and distances

Epernon is in the eastern-center of France at 22 kilometres from Chartres, the department capital (general information: Epernon is 56 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Epernon

Canton: Maintenon

Arrondissement: Chartres

Department: Eure-et-Loir

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 28230

Distance to Epernon

from Chartres (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 56 km

from Calais: 261 km

from Nice: 694 km

from Bordeaux: 453 km

from Strasbourg: 446 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 Epernon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Droue-sur-Drouette, Emance, Gas, Hanches, Hermeray, Houx, Raizeux, Saint-Hilarion, Saint-Lucien, Saint-Martin-de-Nigelles and Yermenonville.

This page in French: Visiter Epernon

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