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Les Essards tourism and travel guide

Photo of Les Essards in Indre-et-Loire

Photo is of Langeais at 9 km from Les Essards

Visit Les Essards: highlights and tourist information

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Les Essards is situated in the Indre-et-Loire department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Langeais at 9 km and Chateau de Langeais at 9 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Les Essards, 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 Les Essards in Centre-Loire Valley.

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



at 9 km (direction east-south-east)

Langeais is a small town with a pretty town...

See Langeais guide
Chateau de Langeais

Chateau de Langeais

Castle at 9 km (direction east-south-east)

Château de Langeais is a medieval-renaissance castle with nicely furnished...

See Chateau de Langeais guide
Chateau d'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 11 km (direction south)

The imposing Chateau d'Usse, next to the Loire, is...

See Chateau d'Ussé guide


at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

The village of Azay-le-Rideau is best known for its castle but...

See Azay-le-Rideau guide
Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Castle at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

Not the most luxurious or largest castle in the region,...

See Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau guide
Chateau de Villandry

Chateau de Villandry

Castle at 16 km (direction east)

The rooms at Chateau de Villandry can be explored, but it...

See Chateau de Villandry guide


at 18 km (direction south-south-west)

As well as the castle, Chinon has a very impressive...

See Chinon guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 21 km (direction south-south-west)

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most Loire...

See Chateau de Chinon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village...

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

The collegiate church of Candes-Saint-Martin has numerous medieval statues incorporated...

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide


Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction west-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Montsoreau, listed as a 'most beautiful villages in France', also...

See Montsoreau guide


at 26 km (direction south-south-east)

Tavant is a small village but a visit to se the murals...

See Tavant guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction south-east)

Explore the lovely stone houses and narrow streets in the...

See Crissay-sur-Manse guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 26 km (direction west-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see:...

See Fontevraud Abbey guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Indre-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Les Essards


Markets in and near Les Essards

  • Langeais: market Sunday (9km)
  • Bourgueil: market Tuesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Azay-le-Rideau: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Avoine: market Friday (18km)
  • Luynes: market Saturday (20km)
  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (20km)
  • Chateau-la-Valliere: market Monday (22km)
  • Noyant: market Friday (23km)
  • Fondettes: market Wednesday & Sunday (23km)
  • Ballan-Mire: market Sunday & Friday (24km)

More information about Les Essards, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Les Essards, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (41km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (41km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (42km)
  • La Fleche (48km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (28km)

Geography and distances

Les Essards is in the eastern-center of France at 30 kilometres from Tours, the department capital (general information: Les Essards is 226 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Les Essards

Canton: Langeais

Arrondissement: Chinon

Department: Indre-et-Loire

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 37130

Distance to Les Essards

from Tours (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 226 km

from Calais: 416 km

from Nice: 677 km

from Bordeaux: 288 km

from Strasbourg: 571 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive in one of the cross-channel ports such as Caen and Le Havre (about 3-4 hours drive from here) or fly into Paris and drive south from there. For driving distances to Les Essards from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Avrille-les-Ponceaux, Continvoir and Saint-Michel-sur-Loire.

This page in French: Visiter Les Essards

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