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Photo of Lance in Loir-et-Cher

Photo is of Vendome at 11 km from Lance

Visit Lance: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Vendome at 11 km and Lavardin at 15 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Lance, 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 Lance in Centre-Loire Valley.

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



at 11 km (direction )

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

See Vendome guide


Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Lavardin guide


at 23 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Blois guide
Chateau de Blois

Chateau de Blois

Castle at 23 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Blois guide
Chateau de Chaumont

Chateau de Chaumont

Castle at 25 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Chaumont guide
Chateau d'Amboise

Chateau d'Amboise

Castle at 32 km (direction south-south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau d'Amboise guide
Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Castle at 32 km (direction south-south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

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

Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Castle at 32 km (direction south-south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise guide


at 33 km (direction south-south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Although it is the castle that attracts visitors to Amboise, you will...

See Amboise guide
Chateau de Chambord

Chateau de Chambord

Castle at 35 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau de Chambord guide
Chateau de Cheverny

Chateau de Cheverny

Castle at 36 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Cheverny guide
Chateau de Chenonceau

Chateau de Chenonceau

Castle at 41 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The perfectly lovely Chateau-de-Chenonceau includes a renaissance gallery across the river and...

See Chateau de Chenonceau guide


at 43 km (direction east), in the Loiret department

A small town on the banks of the Loire River,...

See Beaugency guide
Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Cathedral at 43 km (direction south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters guide

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

Map of places to visit near Lance


Markets in and near Lance

  • Herbault: market Monday (11km)
  • Saint-Ouen: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Chateau-Renault: market Tuesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Montoire-sur-le-Loir: market Saturday (17km)
  • Chambon-sur-Cisse: market Saturday (18km)
  • Pezou: market Thursday (20km)
  • Oucques: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Blois: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (23km)
  • Chailles: market Saturday (25km)
  • Saint-Gervais-la-Foret: market Friday (27km)

More information about Lance, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Lance, France

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


  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (36km)

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 (10km)
  • Roseraie des terrasses de l’évêché (22km)
  • Domaine régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire (25km)
  • Jardin du château de Talcy (29km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (29km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Valmer (31km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (32km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Chenonceau (41km)
  • Le jardin des Prébendes d'Oé (44km)
  • Les jardins du prieuré de Saint-Cosme (46km)
  • Les jardins du château de Villandry (57km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cogners (36km)
  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (20km)

Geography and distances

Lance is in the western-centre of France at 22 kilometres from Blois, the department capital (general information: Lance is 160 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Lance

Canton: Saint-Amand-Longpré

Arrondissement: Vendôme

Department: Loir-et-Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 41310

Distance to Lance

from Blois (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 160 km

from Calais: 366 km

from Nice: 655 km

from Bordeaux: 342 km

from Strasbourg: 505 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 Lance from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Crucheray, Gombergean, Huisseau-en-Beauce, Lancome, Nourray, Pray, Saint-Amand-Longpre, Saint-Gourgon and Villeromain.

This page in French: Visiter Lance

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