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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

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

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.

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 sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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!



at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Vendome guide
Chateau de Chaumont

Chateau de Chaumont

Castle at 37 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau de Chaumont guide
Chateau d'Amboise

Chateau d'Amboise

Castle at 37 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau d'Amboise guide


at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Blois guide
Chateau de Blois

Chateau de Blois

Castle at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Blois guide
Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Castle at 38 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

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

Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Castle at 38 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard guide


at 38 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Amboise guide
Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Cathedral at 41 km (direction south-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


at 42 km (direction south-south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Tours is a large important town with numerous monuments, gardens and medieval...

See Tours guide
Chateau de Chenonceau

Chateau de Chenonceau

Castle at 48 km (direction south-south-east), 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
Chateau de Chambord

Chateau de Chambord

Castle at 49 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau de Chambord guide


National Monument at 50 km (direction north-east), in the Eure-et-Loir department

Both the castle and the town along the Loir River make Chateaudun...

See Chateaudun guide
Chateau de Cheverny

Chateau de Cheverny

Castle at 51 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Cheverny guide

... 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)

Hotels near Lavardin

More information about Lavardin, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Lavardin, France

What to do at Lavardin? 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

Lavardin is in the western-centre of France at 37 kilometres from Blois, the department capital (general information: Lavardin is 164 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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