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Visit Hanches: highlights and tourist information

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Hanches is situated in the Eure-et-Loir department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the eastern-center of France at 20 kilometres from Chartres, the department capital (general information: Hanches is 59 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Rambouillet at 14 km and Chartres Cathedral at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Hanches, 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 Hanches 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 Eure-et-Loir

Map of places to visit near Hanches


Markets in and near Hanches

  • Maintenon: market Thursday (4km)
  • Nogent-le-Roi: market Saturday (10km)
  • Auneau: market Friday (18km)
  • Chartres: market Saturday (21km)
  • Houdan: market Friday (21km)
  • Luce: market Sunday (23km)
  • Dreux: market Wednesday & Sunday & Monday all day & Friday (25km)
  • Dourdan: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Maurepas: market Wednesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Beynes: market Thursday (33km)

More information about Hanches, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Hanches, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Rambouillet Chateau (15km)
  • Villa Savoye (46km)
  • Maison des Jardies (48km)
  • Saint Cloud Parc (48km)
  • Chateau de Maisons (54km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haute Vallee de Chevreuse (26km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale de Chartres (Chartres) (20km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame des Vaulx de Cernay (Cernay-la-Ville) (23km)
  • Notre Dame de Port Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) (35km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Geneviève (Feucherolles) (39km)
  • Collegiale de Saint Martin (Etampes) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Basile (Etampes) (42km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Etampes) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Orgeval) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Etienne (Mareil-Marly) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin et Saint Blaise (Louveciennes) (45km)
  • Collégiale Notre-Dame (Poissy) (47km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Bougival) (47km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chatou) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maclou (Conflans-Sainte-Honorine) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine national de Rambouillet (14km)
  • Parc du château de Groussay (24km)
  • Parc du château de Breteuil (29km)
  • Parc du château de Thoiry (31km)
  • Parc de Courson (37km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (39km)
  • Parc de Versailles (42km)
  • Potager du roi, Versailles (42km)
  • Parc de Chamarande (44km)
  • Le pré Catelan (44km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (47km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Cloud (48km)
  • Domaine de la Malmaison (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Sauvage (7km)
  • Forêt de Rambouillet (19km)
  • Vaux de Cernay (23km)
  • Vallée de Chevreuse (31km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Rambouillet (14km)
  • Etampes (43km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Moutiers (35km)
  • Velizy-Villacoublay (45km)
  • Le Vesinet (49km)
  • Meudon (50km)
  • Rueil-Malmaison (50km)
  • Courbevoie (56km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Thoiry (31km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Hanches

Canton: Maintenon

Arrondissement: Chartres

Department: Eure-et-Loir

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 28130

Distance to Hanches

from Chartres (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 59 km

from Calais: 262 km

from Nice: 696 km

from Bordeaux: 451 km

from Strasbourg: 449 km

Getting here

Hanches is in the eastern-center of France. 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 Hanches from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Droue-sur-Drouette, Epernon, Gas, Hermeray, Houx, Maintenon, Mevoisins, Pierres, Raizeux, Saint-Lucien, Saint-Martin-de-Nigelles, Saint-Piat and Yermenonville.

This page in French: Visiter Hanches

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