Mer tourism and travel guide

Photo of Mer in Loir-et-Cher

Visit Mer: highlights and tourist information

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Mer 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 19 kilometres from Blois, the department capital (general information: Mer is 141 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Chambord at 11 km and Beaugency at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Mer, 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 Mer 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 Mer

Markets in and near Mer

Market days in Mer: weekly market: Monday;

  • Mer: market Monday (0km)
  • Saint-Laurent-Nouan: market Friday (9km)
  • Montlivault: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Beaugency: market Saturday all day (12km)
  • Saint-Claude-de-Diray: market Tuesday & Friday (13km)
  • Marchenoir: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Huisseau-sur-Cosson: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Bracieux: market Thursday (19km)
  • Blois: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (19km)
  • Meung-sur-Loire: market Sunday (19km)

More information about Mer, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Mer, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Mer.


  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (57km)

National Monuments

  • Talcy Chateau (7km)
  • Fougeres-sur-Bievre Chateau (32km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Talcy (7km)
  • Roseraie des terrasses de l’évêché (19km)
  • Les prés-Culand (20km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (22km)
  • Domaine régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire (36km)
  • Parc Floral de la Source (36km)
  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (42km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Chenonceau (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Olivet (34km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-la-Ruelle (36km)
  • Saint-Cyr-en-Val (37km)
  • Fleury-les-Aubrais (39km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (44km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Mer

Canton: Mer

Arrondissement: Blois

Department: Loir-et-Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 41500

Distance to Mer

from Blois (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 141 km

from Calais: 360 km

from Nice: 632 km

from Bordeaux: 358 km

from Strasbourg: 473 km

Getting here

Mer 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 Mer from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Avaray, Courbouzon, Muides-sur-Loire, Seris, Suevres, Talcy and Villexanton.

This page in French: Visiter Mer