Houx tourism and travel guide

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Visit Houx: highlights and tourist information

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Houx 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 16 kilometres from Chartres, the department capital (general information: Houx is 63 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chartres Cathedral at 16 km and Chartres at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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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!

 
 

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Map of places to visit near Houx

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)

More information about Houx, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Houx, France

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)
 
 

Geography and distances

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

Houx 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 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