Germainville tourism and travel guide

Photo of Germainville in Eure-et-Loir

Photo is of Chateau de Rambouillet at 27 km from Germainville

Visit Germainville: highlights and tourist information

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Germainville in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Rambouillet at 27 km and Chartres Cathedral at 33 km.

Germainville, 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 27 km (direction east-south-east), in the Yvelines department

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

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Chartres Cathedral

Chartres Cathedral

Cathedral at 33 km (direction south)

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

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at 36 km (direction south)

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

See Chartres guide
Giverny Gardens

Giverny Gardens

Garden at 37 km (direction south), in the Eure department

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

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at 39 km (direction south), in the Eure department

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

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at 39 km (direction north-west), in the Eure department

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

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La Roche-Guyon

La Roche-Guyon

Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction north-north-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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Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Castle at 48 km (direction east), in the Yvelines department

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

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at 67 km (direction west-south-west)

Within the Perche Regional Natural Park, in Nogent-le-Rotrou you can discover the castle and...

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Map of places to visit near Germainville


Markets in and near Germainville

  • Dreux: market Wednesday & Sunday & Monday all day & Friday (8km)
  • Houdan: market Friday (10km)
  • Nogent-le-Roi: market Saturday (11km)
  • Ezy-sur-Eure: market Thursday & Sunday (14km)
  • Ivry-la-Bataille: market Saturday (16km)
  • Maintenon: market Thursday (18km)
  • Nonancourt: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Saint-Andre-de-l'Eure: market Friday (24km)
  • Buchelay: market Friday (30km)
  • Mantes-la-Ville: market Thursday (31km)

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Tourist attractions near Germainville, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Rambouillet Chateau (28km)
  • Villa Savoye (45km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haute Vallee de Chevreuse (37km)
  • Vexin Francais (51km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale de Chartres (Chartres) (33km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame des Vaulx de Cernay (Cernay-la-Ville) (34km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Geneviève (Feucherolles) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Orgeval) (41km)
  • Notre Dame de Port Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) (44km)
  • Collégiale Notre-Dame (Poissy) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Etienne (Mareil-Marly) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maclou (Conflans-Sainte-Honorine) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Groussay (25km)
  • Parc du château de Thoiry (27km)
  • Domaine national de Rambouillet (27km)
  • Les jardins du château de Miserey (35km)
  • Jardin de Claude Monet (37km)
  • Jardin du musée d’art américain (37km)
  • Parc du château de Breteuil (40km)
  • Les jardins du château de Saint-Just (41km)
  • Domaine de Villarceaux (44km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Sauvage (26km)
  • Forêt de Rambouillet (33km)
  • Vaux de Cernay (34km)
  • Vallée de Chevreuse (41km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Rambouillet (27km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Thoiry (27km)

Geography and distances

Germainville is in the eastern-center of France at 32 kilometres from Chartres, the department capital (general information: Germainville is 65 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Germainville

Canton: Dreux-Est

Arrondissement: Dreux

Department: Eure-et-Loir

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 28500

Distance to Germainville

from Chartres (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 65 km

from Calais: 247 km

from Nice: 715 km

from Bordeaux: 462 km

from Strasbourg: 460 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 Germainville from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Abondant, Broue, Chapelle-Forainvilliers, Charpont, Cherisy, Croisilles, Ecluzelles, Goussainville, Havelu, Marchezais, Mezieres-en-Drouais, Ouerre, Saint-Laurent-la-Gatine, Sainte-Gemme-Moronval and Serville.

This page in French: Visiter Germainville