Houdan tourism and travel guide

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Visit Houdan: highlights and tourist information

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Houdan is situated in the Yvelines department and Paris region, in the Paris region of France at 24 kilometres from Versailles, the department capital (general information: Houdan is 55 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Giverny Gardens at 32 km and La Roche-Guyon at 32 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Houdan, 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 Houdan in Paris.

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


Map of places to visit near Houdan

Markets in and near Houdan

Market days in Houdan: weekly market: Friday;

  • Houdan: market Friday (0km)
  • Ivry-la-Bataille: market Saturday (15km)
  • Ezy-sur-Eure: market Thursday & Sunday (16km)
  • Nogent-le-Roi: market Saturday (17km)
  • Dreux: market Wednesday & Sunday & Monday all day & Friday (18km)
  • Beynes: market Thursday (21km)
  • Buchelay: market Friday (22km)
  • Maintenon: market Thursday (22km)
  • Mantes-la-Ville: market Thursday (22km)
  • Mantes-la-Jolie: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)

More information about Houdan, Paris

Tourist attractions near Houdan, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Rambouillet Chateau (23km)
  • Villa Savoye (34km)
  • Maison des Jardies (44km)
  • Chateau de Maisons (44km)
  • Saint Cloud Parc (44km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haute Vallee de Chevreuse (31km)
  • Vexin Francais (42km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Notre Dame des Vaulx de Cernay (Cernay-la-Ville) (27km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Geneviève (Feucherolles) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Orgeval) (31km)
  • Collégiale Notre-Dame (Poissy) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Etienne (Mareil-Marly) (36km)
  • Notre Dame de Port Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin et Saint Blaise (Louveciennes) (38km)
  • Cathédrale de Chartres (Chartres) (39km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Bougival) (40km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chatou) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maclou (Conflans-Sainte-Honorine) (42km)
  • Abbaye de Maubuisson (Saint-Ouen-l'Aumone) (47km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Auvers-sur-Oise) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Mery-sur-Oise) (53km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Val (Meriel) (55km)
  • Collegiale de Saint Martin (Etampes) (57km)
  • Eglise de Saint Basile (Etampes) (57km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Etampes) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Groussay (16km)
  • Parc du château de Thoiry (17km)
  • Domaine national de Rambouillet (23km)
  • Jardin de Claude Monet (32km)
  • Jardin du musée d’art américain (32km)
  • Parc du château de Breteuil (33km)
  • Les jardins du château de Miserey (35km)
  • Domaine de Villarceaux (37km)
  • Les jardins du château de Saint-Just (38km)
  • Potager du roi, Versailles (38km)
  • Parc de Versailles (38km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (38km)
  • Domaine du château d'Ambleville (41km)
  • Domaine de la Malmaison (42km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (44km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Cloud (44km)
  • Parc de Courson (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Sauvage (25km)
  • Vaux de Cernay (27km)
  • Forêt de Rambouillet (28km)
  • Vallée de Chevreuse (33km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Rambouillet (23km)
  • Pontoise (47km)
  • Etampes (57km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Le Vesinet (41km)
  • Velizy-Villacoublay (43km)
  • Rueil-Malmaison (44km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Thoiry (17km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Houdan

Canton: Houdan

Arrondissement: Mantes-la-Jolie

Department: Yvelines

Region: Paris

Postcode: 78550

Distance to Houdan

from Versailles (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 55 km

from Calais: 241 km

from Nice: 714 km

from Bordeaux: 470 km

from Strasbourg: 452 km

Getting here

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

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bazainville, Bercheres-sur-Vesgre, Bourdonne, Boutigny-Prouais, Broue, Champagne, Conde-sur-Vesgre, Dannemarie, Gambais, Goussainville, Gressey, Havelu, Maulette, Richebourg, Saint-Lubin-de-la-Haye and Tacoignieres.

This page in French: Visiter Houdan