Maintenon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Maintenon in Eure-et-Loir

Photo is of Chartres Cathedral at 18 km from Maintenon

Visit Maintenon: highlights and tourist information

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Maintenon 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 Maintenon in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chartres Cathedral at 18 km and Chateau de Rambouillet at 18 km.

Maintenon, 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 18 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chartres Cathedral guide
Chateau de Rambouillet

Chateau de Rambouillet

Castle at 18 km (direction east-north-east), in the Yvelines department

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

See Chateau de Rambouillet guide


at 20 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Chartres guide
Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Castle at 46 km (direction east-north-east), in the Yvelines department

A short distance outside central Paris, the Palais de Versailles is an enormous and...

See Versailles Palace guide


at 57 km (direction north-west), in the Eure department

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

See Evreux guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Eure-et-Loir

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Map of places to visit near Maintenon


Markets in and near Maintenon

Market days in Maintenon: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Maintenon: market Thursday (0km)
  • Nogent-le-Roi: market Saturday (7km)
  • Chartres: market Saturday (18km)
  • Auneau: market Friday (20km)
  • Luce: market Sunday (20km)
  • Houdan: market Friday (22km)
  • Dreux: market Wednesday & Sunday & Monday all day & Friday (22km)
  • Courville-sur-Eure: market Thursday (30km)
  • Dourdan: market Wednesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Maurepas: market Wednesday & Saturday (33km)

More information about Maintenon, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Maintenon, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Rambouillet Chateau (19km)
  • Villa Savoye (49km)
  • Chateau de Maisons (57km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haute Vallee de Chevreuse (30km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale de Chartres (Chartres) (18km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame des Vaulx de Cernay (Cernay-la-Ville) (28km)
  • Notre Dame de Port Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) (40km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Geneviève (Feucherolles) (42km)
  • Collegiale de Saint Martin (Etampes) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Basile (Etampes) (46km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Etampes) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Orgeval) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Etienne (Mareil-Marly) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin et Saint Blaise (Louveciennes) (49km)
  • Collégiale Notre-Dame (Poissy) (50km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Bougival) (51km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chatou) (54km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maclou (Conflans-Sainte-Honorine) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine national de Rambouillet (18km)
  • Parc du château de Groussay (27km)
  • Parc du château de Breteuil (34km)
  • Parc du château de Thoiry (34km)
  • Le pré Catelan (41km)
  • Parc de Courson (41km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (43km)
  • Parc de Versailles (46km)
  • Potager du roi, Versailles (46km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (51km)
  • Domaine de la Malmaison (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Sauvage (12km)
  • Forêt de Rambouillet (24km)
  • Vaux de Cernay (28km)
  • Vallée de Chevreuse (35km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Rambouillet (19km)
  • Etampes (46km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Moutiers (36km)
  • Velizy-Villacoublay (49km)
  • Le Vesinet (53km)
  • Rueil-Malmaison (54km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Thoiry (34km)

Geography and distances

Maintenon is in the eastern-center of France at 17 kilometres from Chartres, the department capital (general information: Maintenon is 63 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Maintenon

Canton: Maintenon

Arrondissement: Chartres

Department: Eure-et-Loir

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 28130

Distance to Maintenon

from Chartres (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 63 km

from Calais: 263 km

from Nice: 698 km

from Bordeaux: 449 km

from Strasbourg: 453 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 Maintenon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bouglainval, Chartainvilliers, Hanches, Houx, Mevoisins, Neron, Pierres, Saint-Martin-de-Nigelles, Saint-Piat, Villiers-le-Morhier and Yermenonville.

This page in French: Visiter Maintenon