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Houdan tourism and travel guide

Photo of Houdan in Yvelines

Photo is of Chateau de Rambouillet at 23 km from Houdan

Visit Houdan: highlights and tourist information

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Houdan 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 Houdan in Paris.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Rambouillet at 23 km and Giverny Gardens at 32 km.

Houdan, 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 23 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Rambouillet guide
Giverny Gardens

Giverny Gardens

Garden at 32 km (direction north-north-west), in the Eure department

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

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La Roche-Guyon

La Roche-Guyon

Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction north-north-west), in the Val-d'Oise department

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

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Vernon

Vernon

at 34 km (direction north-north-west), in the Eure department

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

See Vernon guide
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Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Castle at 38 km (direction east)

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

See Versailles Palace guide
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...

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Evreux

Evreux

at 42 km (direction west-north-west), in the Eure department

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

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Chartres

Chartres

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...

See Chartres guide
Chateau Gaillard

Chateau Gaillard

Castle at 52 km (direction north-north-west), in the Eure department

The evocative ruins of Chateau Gaillard, built in the 12th century by...

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Houdan, France

What to do at Houdan? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

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

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

 
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