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Houssay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Houssay in Loir-et-Cher

Photo is of Lavardin at 4 km from Houssay

Visit Houssay: highlights and tourist information

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Houssay is situated in the Loir-et-Cher department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lavardin at 4 km and Vendome at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Houssay, 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 Houssay in Centre-Loire Valley.

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

Lavardin

Lavardin

Most Beautiful Village at 4 km (direction west-south-west)

With a river and ancient bridge below and an ancient castle...

See Lavardin guide
Vendome

Vendome

at 10 km (direction east-north-east)

Now listed as a 'town of art and history', Vendome retains many...

See Vendome guide
Blois

Blois

at 35 km (direction east-south-east)

The town of Blois, with its castle, cathedral, extensive...

See Blois guide
Chateau de Blois

Chateau de Blois

Castle at 35 km (direction east-south-east)

One of the most impressive of the Loire castles, the Chateau...

See Chateau de Blois guide
 
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Chateau de Chaumont

Chateau de Chaumont

Castle at 36 km (direction south-east)

The small village of Chaumont-sur-Loire is dominated by the...

See Chateau de Chaumont guide
Chateau d'Amboise

Chateau d'Amboise

Castle at 38 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The Chateau d'Amboise is a castle with impressive gardens and...

See Chateau d'Amboise guide
Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Castle at 39 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Clos-Lucé was home to Leonardo da...

See Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise guide
Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Castle at 39 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard in Amboise is the first Renaissance...

See Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard guide
Amboise

Amboise

at 39 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Although it is the castle that attracts visitors to...

See Amboise guide
Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Cathedral at 44 km (direction south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The la Psalette cloister and the cathedral of Tours together...

See Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters guide
Tours

Tours

at 44 km (direction south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Tours is a large important town with numerous monuments, gardens and...

See Tours guide
Chateau de Chambord

Chateau de Chambord

Castle at 46 km (direction east-south-east)

The largest castle in the Loire Valley, Chateau de Chambord exceeds...

See Chateau de Chambord guide
Chateaudun

Chateaudun

National Monument at 46 km (direction north-east), in the Eure-et-Loir department

Both the castle and the town along the Loir River...

See Chateaudun guide
Chateau de Cheverny

Chateau de Cheverny

Castle at 48 km (direction east-south-east)

Cheverny Castle is perhaps the most opulently furnished of the...

See Chateau de Cheverny guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Loir-et-Cher

Map of places to visit near Houssay

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Markets in and near Houssay

  • Montoire-sur-le-Loir: market Saturday (6km)
  • Saint-Ouen: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Besse-sur-Braye: market Saturday (17km)
  • Savigny-sur-Braye: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Chateau-Renault: market Tuesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Pezou: market Thursday (20km)
  • Herbault: market Monday (23km)
  • Saint-Calais: market Thursday all day & Sunday (24km)
  • Mondoubleau: market Saturday & Monday all day (25km)
  • Oucques: market Wednesday (28km)

More information about Houssay, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Houssay, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (41km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (4km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (21km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Valmer (34km)
  • Roseraie des terrasses de l’évêché (34km)
  • Domaine régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire (36km)
  • Jardin du château de Talcy (38km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (41km)
  • Le jardin des Prébendes d'Oé (44km)
  • Les jardins du prieuré de Saint-Cosme (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cogners (24km)
  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (44km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (26km)
 
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Geography and distances

Houssay is in the western-centre of France at 34 kilometres from Blois, the department capital (general information: Houssay is 161 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Houssay

Canton: Montoire-sur-le-Loir

Arrondissement: Vendôme

Department: Loir-et-Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 41800

Distance to Houssay

from Blois (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 161 km

from Calais: 361 km

from Nice: 666 km

from Bordeaux: 345 km

from Strasbourg: 513 km

Getting here

Most visitors will either fly into one of the airports in Paris or arrive from a ferry port such as caen or Le Havre, approx. 3-4 hours drive. For driving distances to Houssay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ambloy, Huisseau-en-Beauce, Lavardin, Les Roches-l'Eveque, Marcilly-en-Beauce, Montoire-sur-le-Loir, Saint-Arnoult, Saint-Rimay, Sasnieres, Thore-la-Rochette, Villavard, Villiers-sur-Loir and Villiersfaux.

This page in French: Visiter Houssay

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