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Meslay-le-Vidame tourism and travel guide

Photo of Meslay-le-Vidame in Eure-et-Loir

Photo is of Chartres at 16 km from Meslay-le-Vidame

Visit Meslay-le-Vidame: highlights and tourist information

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Meslay-le-Vidame is situated in the Eure-et-Loir department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chartres at 16 km and Chartres Cathedral at 19 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Meslay-le-Vidame, 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 Meslay-le-Vidame in Centre-Loire Valley.

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



at 16 km (direction )

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

See Chartres guide
Chartres Cathedral

Chartres Cathedral

Cathedral at 19 km (direction )

The 13th century cathedral in Chartres is generally considered...

See Chartres Cathedral guide


National Monument at 25 km (direction south-south-west)

Both the castle and the town along the Loir River...

See Chateaudun guide


at 47 km (direction west)

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

See Nogent-le-Rotrou guide
Chateau de Rambouillet

Chateau de Rambouillet

Castle at 49 km (direction north-east), in the Yvelines department

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

See Chateau de Rambouillet guide
Le Perche

Le Perche

at 51 km (direction west-north-west), in the Orne department

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

See Le Perche guide


at 53 km (direction south-south-east), in the Loiret department

Meung sur Loire is a pretty medieval village near Orleans....

See Meung-sur-Loire guide
Les Jardins de Roquelin

Les Jardins de Roquelin

Garden at 53 km (direction south-south-east), in the Loiret department

The Jardins de Roquelin is a pretty rose garden in the Loire...

See Les Jardins de Roquelin guide


at 54 km (direction south-east), in the Loiret department

The large town of Orleans has a great deal to recommend it:...

See Orleans guide
Hotel Groslot

Hotel Groslot

at 54 km (direction south-east), in the Loiret department

The Hotel Groslot is a beautiful mansion close to the...

See Hotel Groslot guide
Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans

Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans

Cathedral at 54 km (direction south-east), in the Loiret department

The carvings and grandeur of the western facade are the highlight of...

See Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans guide
Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans

Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans

Garden at 60 km (direction south-east), in the Loiret department

The Parc Floral de la Source is an extensive...

See Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans guide

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Map of places to visit near Meslay-le-Vidame


Markets in and near Meslay-le-Vidame

  • Bonneval: market Monday (12km)
  • Voves: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Luce: market Sunday (17km)
  • Chartres: market Saturday (18km)
  • Brou: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Courville-sur-Eure: market Thursday (25km)
  • Chateaudun: market Thursday all day & Saturday (25km)
  • Auneau: market Friday (31km)
  • Cloyes-sur-le-Loir: market Saturday (35km)
  • Maintenon: market Thursday (36km)

More information about Meslay-le-Vidame, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Meslay-le-Vidame, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Rambouillet Chateau (49km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haute Vallee de Chevreuse (58km)

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Le pré Catelan (16km)
  • Domaine national de Rambouillet (49km)
  • Parc du château de Breteuil (61km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Sauvage (40km)
  • Forêt de Rambouillet (51km)
  • Vaux de Cernay (57km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Moutiers (24km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-la-Ruelle (51km)
  • Fleury-les-Aubrais (52km)

Geography and distances

Meslay-le-Vidame is in the eastern-center of France at 20 kilometres from Chartres, the department capital (general information: Meslay-le-Vidame is 92 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Meslay-le-Vidame

Canton: Bonneval

Arrondissement: Châteaudun

Department: Eure-et-Loir

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 28360

Distance to Meslay-le-Vidame

from Chartres (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 92 km

from Calais: 298 km

from Nice: 678 km

from Bordeaux: 413 km

from Strasbourg: 465 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 Meslay-le-Vidame from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bonce, Fresnay-le-Comte, La Bourdiniere-Saint-Loup, Le Gault-Saint-Denis, Luplante and Vitray-en-Beauce.

This page in French: Visiter Meslay-le-Vidame

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