Lavardin tourism and travel guide

Photo of Lavardin in Loir-et-Cher

Visit Lavardin: highlights and tourist information

Travel Guide  To Visit  Attractions 

France This Way comment: With a river and ancient bridge below and an ancient castle above Lavardin, it is an exceptionally pretty little village

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Lavardin. For detailed visitor information see the Lavardin travel guide.

Lavardin is situated in the Loir-et-Cher department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the western-centre of France at 37 kilometres from Blois, the department capital (general information: Lavardin is 164 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Lavardin include "most beautiful village".

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Chaumont at 37 km and Chateau d'Amboise at 37 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Lavardin, 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 Lavardin 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 Loir-et-Cher

Map of places to visit near Lavardin

Markets in and near Lavardin

  • Montoire-sur-le-Loir: market Saturday (2km)
  • Besse-sur-Braye: market Saturday (14km)
  • Savigny-sur-Braye: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Saint-Ouen: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Chateau-Renault: market Tuesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Saint-Calais: market Thursday all day & Sunday (23km)
  • Pezou: market Thursday (24km)
  • Herbault: market Monday (24km)
  • Mondoubleau: market Saturday & Monday all day (27km)
  • Neuvy-le-Roi: market Friday (27km)

More information about Lavardin, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Lavardin, France

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


  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (39km)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (4km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (17km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Valmer (32km)
  • Domaine régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire (37km)
  • Roseraie des terrasses de l’évêché (37km)
  • Le jardin des Prébendes d'Oé (41km)
  • Jardin du château de Talcy (42km)
  • Les jardins du prieuré de Saint-Cosme (43km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (44km)
  • Les jardins du château de Villandry (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cogners (22km)
  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (41km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (25km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Lavardin

Canton: Montoire-sur-le-Loir

Arrondissement: Vendôme

Department: Loir-et-Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 41800

Distance to Lavardin

from Blois (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 164 km

from Calais: 363 km

from Nice: 668 km

from Bordeaux: 342 km

from Strasbourg: 517 km

Getting here

Lavardin is in the western-centre of France. 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 Lavardin from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ambloy, Houssay, Les Roches-l'Eveque, Montoire-sur-le-Loir, Prunay-Cassereau, Saint-Arnoult, Saint-Martin-Des-Bois, Saint-Rimay, Sasnieres, Thore-la-Rochette and Villavard.

This page in French: Visiter Lavardin