Gambais tourism and travel guide

Photo of Gambais in Yvelines

Photo is of Chateau de Rambouillet at 18 km from Gambais

Visit Gambais: highlights and tourist information

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Gambais is situated in the Yvelines department and Paris region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Gambais in Paris.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Rambouillet at 18 km and Versailles Palace at 33 km.

Gambais, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau de Rambouillet

Chateau de Rambouillet

Castle at 18 km (direction south-east)

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

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Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Castle at 33 km (direction east)

A short distance outside central Paris, the Palais de Versailles is an enormous and...

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La Roche-Guyon

La Roche-Guyon

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction east), in the Val-d'Oise department

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

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Giverny Gardens

Giverny Gardens

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

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

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at 38 km (direction north-north-west), in the Eure department

Vernon has an attractive historic centre and sits on the banks of the River...

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Chartres Cathedral

Chartres Cathedral

Cathedral at 39 km (direction south-south-west), in the Eure-et-Loir department

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

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at 42 km (direction south-south-west), in the Eure-et-Loir department

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

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Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

at 46 km (direction east), in the Paris department

Built in the late 19th century as a temporary monument, it is extraordinary that...

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Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

National Monument at 47 km (direction east), in the Paris department

The Arc de Triomphe is the second largest triumphal arch in the world and...

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at 47 km (direction west-north-west), in the Eure department

In Evreux it is the two religious monuments - the cathedral and the bishop's...

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at 48 km (direction east), in the Paris department

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

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Musee de l\'Orangerie

Musee de l'Orangerie

Museum at 48 km (direction east), in the Paris department

The Musee de l'Orangerie in Paris is best known for its eight paintings of...

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at 49 km (direction east), in the Paris department

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

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Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries

Garden at 49 km (direction east), in the Paris department

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

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Markets in and near Gambais

  • Houdan: market Friday (6km)
  • Beynes: market Thursday (17km)
  • Nogent-le-Roi: market Saturday (17km)
  • Maurepas: market Wednesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Ivry-la-Bataille: market Saturday (20km)
  • Maintenon: market Thursday (21km)
  • Ezy-sur-Eure: market Thursday & Sunday (21km)
  • Dreux: market Wednesday & Sunday & Monday all day & Friday (23km)
  • Mantes-la-Ville: market Thursday (23km)
  • Buchelay: market Friday (23km)

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Tourist attractions near Gambais, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Rambouillet Chateau (18km)
  • Villa Savoye (31km)
  • Maison des Jardies (39km)
  • Saint Cloud Parc (39km)
  • Chateau de Maisons (40km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • L'Isle-Adam (56km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haute Vallee de Chevreuse (25km)
  • Vexin Francais (41km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Notre Dame des Vaulx de Cernay (Cernay-la-Ville) (22km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Geneviève (Feucherolles) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Orgeval) (27km)
  • Notre Dame de Port Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) (31km)
  • Collégiale Notre-Dame (Poissy) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Etienne (Mareil-Marly) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin et Saint Blaise (Louveciennes) (34km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Bougival) (36km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chatou) (38km)
  • Cathédrale de Chartres (Chartres) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maclou (Conflans-Sainte-Honorine) (39km)
  • Abbaye de Maubuisson (Saint-Ouen-l'Aumone) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Mery-sur-Oise) (49km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Auvers-sur-Oise) (49km)
  • Collegiale de Saint Martin (Etampes) (51km)
  • Eglise de Saint Basile (Etampes) (52km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Val (Meriel) (52km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Etampes) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Groussay (11km)
  • Parc du château de Thoiry (13km)
  • Domaine national de Rambouillet (18km)
  • Parc du château de Breteuil (27km)
  • Potager du roi, Versailles (33km)
  • Parc de Versailles (33km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (34km)
  • Jardin de Claude Monet (35km)
  • Jardin du musée d’art américain (35km)
  • Domaine de la Malmaison (38km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (38km)
  • Domaine de Villarceaux (38km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Cloud (39km)
  • Parc de Courson (40km)
  • Les jardins du château de Miserey (41km)
  • Les jardins du château de Saint-Just (42km)
  • Domaine du château d'Ambleville (42km)
  • Maison de Chateaubriand (43km)
  • Parc de Chamarande (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Sauvage (21km)
  • Vaux de Cernay (22km)
  • Forêt de Rambouillet (23km)
  • Vallée de Chevreuse (27km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Rambouillet (18km)
  • Pontoise (44km)
  • Etampes (52km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Le Vesinet (36km)
  • Velizy-Villacoublay (37km)
  • Rueil-Malmaison (39km)
  • Meudon (41km)
  • Le Plessis-Robinson (43km)
  • Courbevoie (45km)
  • Levallois-Perret (47km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Thoiry (14km)
  • Jardin d'acclimatation (Paris) (45km)

Geography and distances

Gambais is in the Paris region of France at 19 kilometres from Versailles, the department capital (general information: Gambais is 50 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gambais

Canton: Houdan

Arrondissement: Mantes-la-Jolie

Department: Yvelines

Region: Paris

Postcode: 78950

Distance to Gambais

from Versailles (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 50 km

from Calais: 242 km

from Nice: 709 km

from Bordeaux: 470 km

from Strasbourg: 446 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Gambais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Adainville, Bazainville, Bourdonne, Conde-sur-Vesgre, Dannemarie, Gambaiseuil, Garancieres, Houdan, Maulette, Millemont and Richebourg.

This page in French: Visiter Gambais