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Francay tourism and travel guide

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Visit Francay: highlights and tourist information

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Francay is situated in the Loir-et-Cher department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the western-centre of France at 15 kilometres from Blois, the department capital (general information: Francay is 165 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Blois at 16 km and Chateau de Blois at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Francay, 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 Francay 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 Loir-et-Cher

Map of places to visit near Francay

Markets in and near Francay

  • Herbault: market Monday (2km)
  • Chambon-sur-Cisse: market Saturday (9km)
  • Blois: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (16km)
  • Chailles: market Saturday (16km)
  • Chateau-Renault: market Tuesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Les Montils: market Saturday (19km)
  • Saint-Gervais-la-Foret: market Friday (19km)
  • Saint-Ouen: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Saint-Claude-de-Diray: market Tuesday & Friday (22km)
  • Cellettes: market Thursday (22km)

More information about Francay, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Francay, France

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


  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (30km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Roseraie des terrasses de l’évêché (15km)
  • Domaine régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire (16km)
  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (18km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (21km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Valmer (26km)
  • Jardin du château de Talcy (29km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Chenonceau (33km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (39km)
  • Le jardin des Prébendes d'Oé (41km)
  • Les jardins du prieuré de Saint-Cosme (43km)
  • Les prés-Culand (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (42km)
  • Cogners (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (15km)
  • ZooParc de Beauval (45km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Francay

Canton: Herbault

Arrondissement: Blois

Department: Loir-et-Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 41190

Distance to Francay

from Blois (prefecture): 15 km

from Paris: 165 km

from Calais: 374 km

from Nice: 646 km

from Bordeaux: 336 km

from Strasbourg: 503 km

Getting here

Francay is in the western-centre of France. Most visitors will either fly into one of the airports in Paris or arrive from a ferry port such as caen or Le Havre, approx. 3-4 hours drive. For driving distances to Francay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Gombergean, Herbault, Lancome, Landes-le-Gaulois, Orchaise, Saint-Etienne-Des-Guerets and Santenay.

This page in French: Visiter Francay

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