Fresnes tourism and travel guide

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Visit Fresnes: highlights and tourist information

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Fresnes 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 19 kilometres from Blois, the department capital (general information: Fresnes is 173 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Cheverny at 8 km and Chateau de Chaumont at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Fresnes, 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 Fresnes 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 Fresnes

Markets in and near Fresnes

  • Contres: market Friday (2km)
  • Cormeray: market Tuesday (6km)
  • Cellettes: market Thursday (10km)
  • Les Montils: market Saturday (11km)
  • Pontlevoy: market Thursday (13km)
  • Monthou-sur-Cher: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Chailles: market Saturday (14km)
  • Saint-Gervais-la-Foret: market Friday (15km)
  • Bracieux: market Thursday (16km)
  • Noyers-sur-Cher: market Sunday (17km)

More information about Fresnes, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Fresnes, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Fresnes.


  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (38km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Fougeres-sur-Bievre Chateau (5km)
  • Talcy Chateau (37km)
  • Bouges-le-Chateau Castle (48km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Beauregard (12km)
  • Domaine régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire (18km)
  • Roseraie des terrasses de l’évêché (19km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Chenonceau (28km)
  • Jardin du château de Talcy (37km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Valmer (40km)
  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (48km)
  • Jardin du château de Bouges (48km)
  • Les prés-Culand (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (50km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Veuil (36km)
  • Saint-Cyr-en-Val (61km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • ZooParc de Beauval (21km)
  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (33km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Fresnes

Canton: Contres

Arrondissement: Blois

Department: Loir-et-Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 41700

Distance to Fresnes

from Blois (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 173 km

from Calais: 392 km

from Nice: 616 km

from Bordeaux: 327 km

from Strasbourg: 488 km

Getting here

Fresnes 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 Fresnes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Contres, Feings, Fougeres-sur-Bievre, Oisly and Sassay.

This page in French: Visiter Fresnes