Limeray tourism and travel guide

Photo of Limeray in Indre-et-Loire

Photo is of Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard at 6 km from Limeray

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Limeray in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard at 6 km and Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise at 7 km.

Limeray, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Castle at 6 km (direction south-west)

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

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

Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Castle at 7 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise guide
Chateau d'Amboise

Chateau d'Amboise

Castle at 7 km (direction south-west)

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

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at 8 km (direction south-west)

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

See Amboise guide
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Chateau de Chaumont

Chateau de Chaumont

Castle at 11 km (direction east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

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

See Chateau de Chaumont guide
Chateau de Chenonceau

Chateau de Chenonceau

Castle at 15 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Chenonceau guide


at 26 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

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

See Blois guide
Chateau de Blois

Chateau de Blois

Castle at 26 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

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

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Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Cathedral at 27 km (direction west)

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

See Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters guide


at 27 km (direction west)

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

See Tours guide
Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours

Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours

Church at 28 km (direction west)

The basilica Saint-Martin is an imposing neo-byzantine church in the town of...

See Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours guide
Chateau de Cheverny

Chateau de Cheverny

Castle at 32 km (direction east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

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

See Chateau de Cheverny guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

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

See Lavardin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction south-south-east)

On the Indrois river, it is the quaint old town, the castle...

See Montresor guide

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Markets in and near Limeray

  • Amboise: market Sunday & Friday (6km)
  • Blere: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Montrichard: market Friday (17km)
  • Chambon-sur-Cisse: market Saturday (17km)
  • Chateau-Renault: market Tuesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Herbault: market Monday (18km)
  • Montlouis-sur-Loire: market Thursday (18km)
  • Pontlevoy: market Thursday (18km)
  • Les Montils: market Saturday (20km)
  • Chailles: market Saturday (22km)

More information about Limeray, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Limeray, France

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


  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (12km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire (11km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Valmer (12km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Chenonceau (15km)
  • Roseraie des terrasses de l’évêché (26km)
  • Le jardin des Prébendes d'Oé (27km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (27km)
  • Les jardins du prieuré de Saint-Cosme (29km)
  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (30km)
  • Les jardins du château de Villandry (42km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (44km)
  • Jardin du château de Talcy (46km)
  • Les jardins de la Chatonnière (48km)

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 (29km)
  • Veuil (53km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (8km)
  • ZooParc de Beauval (33km)

Geography and distances

Limeray is in the eastern-center of France at 27 kilometres from Tours, the department capital (general information: Limeray is 183 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Limeray

Canton: Amboise

Arrondissement: Tours

Department: Indre-et-Loire

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 37530

Distance to Limeray

from Tours (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 183 km

from Calais: 392 km

from Nice: 640 km

from Bordeaux: 317 km

from Strasbourg: 514 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 Limeray from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amboise, Cangey, Charge, Monteaux, Mosnes, Poce-sur-Cisse, Saint-Ouen-les-Vignes, Saint-Regle and Souvigny-de-Touraine.

This page in French: Visiter Limeray


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