Luray tourism and travel guide

Photo of Luray in Eure-et-Loir

Photo is of Chartres Cathedral at 31 km from Luray

Visit Luray: highlights and tourist information

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Luray is situated in the Eure-et-Loir 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 Luray in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chartres Cathedral at 31 km and Chateau de Rambouillet at 32 km.

Luray, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chartres Cathedral

Chartres Cathedral

Cathedral at 31 km (direction south-south-east)

The 13th century cathedral in Chartres is generally considered to be one...

See Chartres Cathedral guide
Chateau de Rambouillet

Chateau de Rambouillet

Castle at 32 km (direction east), in the Yvelines department

Once a Royal castle, the Chateau de Rambouillet is now the summer...

See Chateau de Rambouillet guide


at 34 km (direction south-south-east)

Although most famous for its cathedral, you will also find plenty to...

See Chartres guide


at 38 km (direction north-west), in the Eure department

In Evreux it is the two religious monuments - the cathedral and...

See Evreux guide
Giverny Gardens

Giverny Gardens

Garden at 41 km (direction north-north-east), in the Eure department

The most famous, most visited, and perhaps most attractive gardens in France,...

See Giverny Gardens guide


at 42 km (direction north-north-east), in the Eure department

Vernon has an attractive historic centre and sits on the banks of...

See Vernon guide
La Roche-Guyon

La Roche-Guyon

Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction north-north-east), in the Val-d'Oise department

At La Roche-Guyon, a 'plus beau village de France', you can exlore...

See La Roche-Guyon guide
Le Perche

Le Perche

at 57 km (direction west-south-west), in the Orne department

The peaceful countryside of the Perche Natural Regional Park has lots of...

See Le Perche guide


at 61 km (direction west-south-west)

Within the Perche Regional Natural Park, in Nogent-le-Rotrou you can discover the...

See Nogent-le-Rotrou guide

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Map of places to visit near Luray


Markets in and near Luray

  • Dreux: market Wednesday & Sunday & Monday all day & Friday (3km)
  • Nogent-le-Roi: market Saturday (13km)
  • Nonancourt: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Ezy-sur-Eure: market Thursday & Sunday (16km)
  • Houdan: market Friday (17km)
  • Ivry-la-Bataille: market Saturday (19km)
  • Maintenon: market Thursday (20km)
  • Saint-Andre-de-l'Eure: market Friday (22km)
  • Damville: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Chartres: market Saturday (32km)

More information about Luray, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Luray, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Rambouillet Chateau (33km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haute Vallee de Chevreuse (43km)
  • Vexin Francais (57km)
  • Perche (57km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale de Chartres (Chartres) (31km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame des Vaulx de Cernay (Cernay-la-Ville) (40km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Geneviève (Feucherolles) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Orgeval) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Groussay (32km)
  • Domaine national de Rambouillet (32km)
  • Parc du château de Thoiry (33km)
  • Les jardins du château de Miserey (35km)
  • Jardin de Claude Monet (41km)
  • Jardin du musée d’art américain (41km)
  • Les jardins du château de Saint-Just (43km)
  • Domaine de Villarceaux (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Sauvage (29km)
  • Forêt de Rambouillet (38km)
  • Vaux de Cernay (40km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Rambouillet (32km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Thoiry (33km)

Geography and distances

Luray is in the eastern-center of France at 30 kilometres from Chartres, the department capital (general information: Luray is 71 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Luray

Canton: Dreux-Est

Arrondissement: Dreux

Department: Eure-et-Loir

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 28500

Distance to Luray

from Chartres (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 71 km

from Calais: 250 km

from Nice: 717 km

from Bordeaux: 457 km

from Strasbourg: 467 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Paris CDG or Orly airport and hire a car. The drive from the channel ferry ports such as Caen or Le Havre takes around 3 hours. For driving distances to Luray from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Charpont, Cherisy, Dreux, Ecluzelles, Garnay, Mezieres-en-Drouais, Ouerre, Sainte-Gemme-Moronval, Treon, Vernouillet and Villemeux-sur-Eure.

This page in French: Visiter Luray