Messas tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Beaugency at 3 km from Messas

Visit Messas: highlights and tourist information

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Messas is situated in the Loiret 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 Messas in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Beaugency at 3 km and Meung-sur-Loire at 5 km.

Messas, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 3 km (direction south-south-west)

A small town on the banks of the Loire River, Beaugency squeezes...

See Beaugency guide


at 5 km (direction east-north-east)

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 5 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Les Jardins de Roquelin guide
Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans

Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans

Garden at 22 km (direction east)

The Parc Floral de la Source is an extensive park to the...

See Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans guide


at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Orleans guide
Hotel Groslot

Hotel Groslot

at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Hotel Groslot guide
Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans

Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans

Cathedral at 23 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans guide
Chateau de Chambord

Chateau de Chambord

Castle at 23 km (direction south-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

The largest castle in the Loire Valley, Chateau de Chambord exceeds all...

See Chateau de Chambord guide
Chateau de Blois

Chateau de Blois

Castle at 34 km (direction west-south-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

One of the most impressive of the Loire castles, the Chateau de...

See Chateau de Blois guide


at 34 km (direction west-south-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

The town of Blois, with its castle, cathedral, extensive historic centre and...

See Blois guide
Chateau de Cheverny

Chateau de Cheverny

Castle at 36 km (direction south-south-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

Cheverny Castle is perhaps the most opulently furnished of the Loire castles,...

See Chateau de Cheverny guide


National Monument at 38 km (direction north-west), in the Eure-et-Loir department

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

See Chateaudun guide


at 43 km (direction west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

Now listed as a 'town of art and history', Vendome retains many...

See Vendome guide
Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres

Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres

Garden at 47 km (direction east-north-east)

The arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres is a fabulous arboretum and garden near...

See Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres guide

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Map of places to visit near Messas


Markets in and near Messas

  • Beaugency: market Saturday all day (3km)
  • Meung-sur-Loire: market Sunday (5km)
  • Saint-Laurent-Nouan: market Friday (10km)
  • Mer: market Monday (15km)
  • Ouzouer-le-Marche: market Friday (15km)
  • Marchenoir: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Orleans: market every day except Monday (22km)
  • Montlivault: market Tuesday (23km)
  • La Ferte-Saint-Aubin: market Thursday (24km)
  • Fleury-les-Aubrais: market Tuesday & Sunday (25km)

More information about Messas, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Messas, France

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

National Monuments

  • Talcy Chateau (16km)
  • Fougeres-sur-Bievre Chateau (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Olivet (20km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-la-Ruelle (21km)
  • Saint-Cyr-en-Val (24km)
  • Fleury-les-Aubrais (25km)
  • Pierrefitte-sur-Sauldre (50km)

Geography and distances

Messas is in the western-centre of France at 22 kilometres from Orleans, the department capital (general information: Messas is 128 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Messas

Canton: Beaugency

Arrondissement: Orléans

Department: Loiret

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 45190

Distance to Messas

from Orleans (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 128 km

from Calais: 350 km

from Nice: 630 km

from Bordeaux: 371 km

from Strasbourg: 460 km

Getting here

Most visitors will either fly into one of the airports in Paris (Orly / Charles de Gaulle) or come via a ferry from the UK to a port such as Le Havre and Caen, 3-4 hours drive from here. For driving distances to Messas from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Baule, Beaugency, Cravant, Dry, Lailly-en-Val, Le Bardon, Meung-sur-Loire, Tavers and Villorceau.

This page in French: Visiter Messas