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Montoire-sur-le-Loir tourism and travel guide

Photo of Montoire-sur-le-Loir in Loir-et-Cher

Photo is of Lavardin at 2 km from Montoire-sur-le-Loir

Visit Montoire-sur-le-Loir: highlights and tourist information

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Montoire-sur-le-Loir is situated in the Loir-et-Cher department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lavardin at 2 km and Vendome at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Montoire-sur-le-Loir, 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 Montoire-sur-le-Loir in Centre-Loire Valley.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 2 km (direction east-south-east)

With a river and ancient bridge below and an ancient...

See Lavardin guide


at 16 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Vendome guide
Chateau de Chaumont

Chateau de Chaumont

Castle at 39 km (direction south-east)

The small village of Chaumont-sur-Loire is dominated by the...

See Chateau de Chaumont guide
Chateau d'Amboise

Chateau d'Amboise

Castle at 39 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The Chateau d'Amboise is a castle with impressive gardens...

See Chateau d'Amboise guide
Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Castle at 39 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Clos-Lucé was home to Leonardo da...

See Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise guide
Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Castle at 39 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard in Amboise is...

See Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard guide


at 40 km (direction east-south-east)

The town of Blois, with its castle, cathedral, extensive...

See Blois guide
Chateau de Blois

Chateau de Blois

Castle at 40 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Blois guide


at 40 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Although it is the castle that attracts visitors to Amboise, you...

See Amboise guide
Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Cathedral at 42 km (direction south-south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The la Psalette cloister and the cathedral of Tours...

See Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters guide


at 42 km (direction south-south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Tours is a large important town with numerous monuments, gardens...

See Tours guide
Chateau de Chenonceau

Chateau de Chenonceau

Castle at 50 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The perfectly lovely Chateau-de-Chenonceau includes a renaissance gallery across...

See Chateau de Chenonceau guide


National Monument at 50 km (direction north-east), in the Eure-et-Loir department

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

See Chateaudun guide
La Ferte-Bernard

La Ferte-Bernard

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

The medieval character and picturesque setting make La Ferté-Bernard one of...

See La Ferte-Bernard guide

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

Map of places to visit near Montoire-sur-le-Loir


Markets in and near Montoire-sur-le-Loir

Market days in Montoire-sur-le-Loir: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Montoire-sur-le-Loir: market Saturday (0km)
  • Besse-sur-Braye: market Saturday (12km)
  • Savigny-sur-Braye: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Saint-Ouen: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Chateau-Renault: market Tuesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Saint-Calais: market Thursday all day & Sunday (21km)
  • Pezou: market Thursday (24km)
  • Mondoubleau: market Saturday & Monday all day (25km)
  • Neuvy-le-Roi: market Friday (26km)
  • Herbault: market Monday (27km)

More information about Montoire-sur-le-Loir, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Montoire-sur-le-Loir, France

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


  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (41km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (7km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (15km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Valmer (33km)
  • Domaine régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire (39km)
  • Roseraie des terrasses de l’évêché (39km)
  • Le jardin des Prébendes d'Oé (42km)
  • Les jardins du prieuré de Saint-Cosme (43km)
  • Jardin du château de Talcy (44km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cogners (20km)
  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (42km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (27km)

Geography and distances

Montoire-sur-le-Loir is in the western-centre of France at 39 kilometres from Blois, the department capital (general information: Montoire-sur-le-Loir is 165 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montoire-sur-le-Loir

Canton: Montoire-sur-le-Loir

Arrondissement: Vendôme

Department: Loir-et-Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 41800

Distance to Montoire-sur-le-Loir

from Blois (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 165 km

from Calais: 363 km

from Nice: 671 km

from Bordeaux: 343 km

from Strasbourg: 519 km

Getting here

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 Montoire-sur-le-Loir from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Fontaine-les-Coteaux, Houssay, Lavardin, Les Roches-l'Eveque, Saint-Arnoult, Saint-Jacques-Des-Guerets, Saint-Martin-Des-Bois, Saint-Rimay, Sasnieres, Troo and Villavard.

This page in French: Visiter Montoire-sur-le-Loir

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