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Houx tourism and travel guide

Photo of Houx in Eure-et-Loir

Photo is of Chartres Cathedral at 16 km from Houx

Visit Houx: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chartres Cathedral at 16 km and Chateau de Rambouillet at 17 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Houx, 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 Houx in Centre-Loire Valley.

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

Chartres Cathedral

Chartres Cathedral

Cathedral at 16 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chartres Cathedral guide
Chateau de Rambouillet

Chateau de Rambouillet

Castle at 17 km (direction east-north-east), in the Yvelines department

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

See Chateau de Rambouillet guide
 
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Chartres

Chartres

at 19 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chartres guide
Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Castle at 46 km (direction east-north-east), in the Yvelines department

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

See Versailles Palace guide
Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

at 59 km (direction east-north-east), in the Paris department

Built in the late 19th century as a temporary monument, it is...

See Eiffel Tower guide
Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

National Monument at 60 km (direction east-north-east), in the Paris department

The Arc de Triomphe is the second largest triumphal arch in the...

See Arc de Triomphe guide

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Map of places to visit near Houx

 
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Markets in and near Houx

  • Maintenon: market Thursday (4km)
  • Nogent-le-Roi: market Saturday (11km)
  • Auneau: market Friday (16km)
  • Chartres: market Saturday (17km)
  • Luce: market Sunday (19km)
  • Houdan: market Friday (25km)
  • Dreux: market Wednesday & Sunday & Monday all day & Friday (26km)
  • Dourdan: market Wednesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Courville-sur-Eure: market Thursday (31km)
  • Maurepas: market Wednesday & Saturday (33km)

Hotels near Houx

More information about Houx, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Houx, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Rambouillet Chateau (18km)
  • Villa Savoye (50km)
  • Maison des Jardies (52km)
  • Saint Cloud Parc (52km)
  • Chateau de Maisons (58km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haute Vallee de Chevreuse (29km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale de Chartres (Chartres) (16km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame des Vaulx de Cernay (Cernay-la-Ville) (27km)
  • Notre Dame de Port Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) (39km)
  • Collegiale de Saint Martin (Etampes) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Basile (Etampes) (43km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Etampes) (43km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Geneviève (Feucherolles) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Orgeval) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Etienne (Mareil-Marly) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin et Saint Blaise (Louveciennes) (49km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Bougival) (51km)
  • Collégiale Notre-Dame (Poissy) (51km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chatou) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine national de Rambouillet (17km)
  • Parc du château de Groussay (28km)
  • Parc du château de Breteuil (32km)
  • Parc du château de Thoiry (36km)
  • Parc de Courson (39km)
  • Le pré Catelan (40km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (42km)
  • Parc de Chamarande (45km)
  • Potager du roi, Versailles (45km)
  • Parc de Versailles (45km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (51km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Cloud (52km)
  • Domaine de la Malmaison (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Sauvage (9km)
  • Forêt de Rambouillet (22km)
  • Vaux de Cernay (27km)
  • Vallée de Chevreuse (34km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Rambouillet (18km)
  • Etampes (43km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Moutiers (32km)
  • Velizy-Villacoublay (48km)
  • Le Vesinet (53km)
  • Rueil-Malmaison (54km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Thoiry (36km)
 
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Geography and distances

Houx is in the eastern-center of France at 16 kilometres from Chartres, the department capital (general information: Houx is 63 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Houx

Canton: Maintenon

Arrondissement: Chartres

Department: Eure-et-Loir

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 28130

Distance to Houx

from Chartres (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 63 km

from Calais: 266 km

from Nice: 694 km

from Bordeaux: 447 km

from Strasbourg: 451 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 Houx from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bailleau-Armenonville, Chartainvilliers, Droue-sur-Drouette, Epernon, Gallardon, Gas, Hanches, Jouy, Maintenon, Mevoisins, Pierres, Saint-Martin-de-Nigelles, Saint-Piat, Soulaires and Yermenonville.

This page in French: Visiter Houx

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