Illiers-Combray tourism and travel guide

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Visit Illiers-Combray: highlights and tourist information

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Illiers-Combray 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 25 kilometres from Chartres, the department capital (general information: Illiers-Combray is 102 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chartres at 22 km and Chartres Cathedral at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Illiers-Combray, 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 Illiers-Combray in Centre-Loire Valley.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Illiers-Combray

Markets in and near Illiers-Combray

  • Brou: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Courville-sur-Eure: market Thursday (17km)
  • Bonneval: market Monday (17km)
  • Luce: market Sunday (22km)
  • Chartres: market Saturday (24km)
  • La Loupe: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Chateaudun: market Thursday all day & Saturday (26km)
  • La Bazoche-Gouet: market Saturday (27km)
  • Voves: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Nogent-le-Rotrou: market Saturday all day (31km)

More information about Illiers-Combray, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Illiers-Combray, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Rambouillet Chateau (58km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Perche (35km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale de Chartres (Chartres) (24km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le pré Catelan (0km)
  • Jardin de la petite Rochelle (38km)
  • Domaine national de Rambouillet (57km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Sauvage (49km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Rambouillet (57km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Tourouvre (54km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Moutiers (39km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Illiers-Combray

Canton: Illiers-Combray

Arrondissement: Chartres

Department: Eure-et-Loir

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 28120

Distance to Illiers-Combray

from Chartres (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 102 km

from Calais: 298 km

from Nice: 691 km

from Bordeaux: 409 km

from Strasbourg: 481 km

Getting here

Illiers-Combray 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 Illiers-Combray from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Blandainville, Charonville, Magny, Mereglise, Mezieres-Au-Perche, Mottereau, Nonvilliers-Grandhoux, Saint-Avit-les-Guespieres, Saint-Eman, Saumeray and Vieuvicq.

This page in French: Visiter Illiers-Combray