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Maves tourism and travel guide

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Visit Maves: highlights and tourist information

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Maves is situated in the Loir-et-Cher department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the western-centre of France at 17 kilometres from Blois, the department capital (general information: Maves is 144 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Blois at 18 km and Blois at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Maves, 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 Maves in Centre-Loire Valley.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Maves

Markets in and near Maves

  • Marchenoir: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Oucques: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Mer: market Monday (11km)
  • Montlivault: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Saint-Claude-de-Diray: market Tuesday & Friday (15km)
  • Blois: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (17km)
  • Huisseau-sur-Cosson: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Saint-Laurent-Nouan: market Friday (19km)
  • Saint-Gervais-la-Foret: market Friday (20km)
  • Beaugency: market Saturday all day (20km)

More information about Maves, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Maves, France

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


  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (52km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Talcy Chateau (7km)
  • Fougeres-sur-Bievre Chateau (33km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Talcy (7km)
  • Roseraie des terrasses de l’évêché (17km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (23km)
  • Les prés-Culand (27km)
  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (32km)
  • Domaine régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire (32km)
  • Parc Floral de la Source (45km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Valmer (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Olivet (43km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-la-Ruelle (43km)
  • Fleury-les-Aubrais (47km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (37km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Maves

Canton: Mer

Arrondissement: Blois

Department: Loir-et-Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 41500

Distance to Maves

from Blois (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 144 km

from Calais: 358 km

from Nice: 642 km

from Bordeaux: 356 km

from Strasbourg: 483 km

Getting here

Maves is in the western-centre of France. 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 Maves from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boisseau, Conan, Madeleine-Villefrouin, Mulsans, Villeneuve-Frouville and Villexanton.

This page in French: Visiter Maves

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