Orlu tourism and travel guide

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Visit Orlu: highlights and tourist information

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Orlu is situated in the Eure-et-Loir department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the eastern-center of France at 33 kilometres from Chartres, the department capital (general information: Orlu is 63 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chartres at 32 km and Chartres Cathedral at 33 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Orlu, 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 Orlu 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 Eure-et-Loir

Map of places to visit near Orlu

Markets in and near Orlu

  • Angerville: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Auneau: market Friday (15km)
  • Dourdan: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Toury: market Sunday (20km)
  • Etampes: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (20km)
  • Voves: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Chartres: market Saturday (33km)
  • Pithiviers: market Saturday all day (33km)
  • Arpajon: market Friday (35km)
  • Luce: market Sunday (35km)

More information about Orlu, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Orlu, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Rambouillet Chateau (31km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haute Vallee de Chevreuse (33km)
  • Gatinais Francais (41km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collegiale de Saint Martin (Etampes) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Basile (Etampes) (19km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Etampes) (20km)
  • Cathédrale de Chartres (Chartres) (33km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame des Vaulx de Cernay (Cernay-la-Ville) (35km)
  • Notre Dame de Port Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Boiscommun) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Chamarande (27km)
  • Parc de Courson (31km)
  • Domaine national de Rambouillet (31km)
  • Parc du château de Breteuil (35km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (37km)
  • Parc du château de Courances (41km)
  • Arboretum des grandes bruyères (47km)
  • Maison de Chateaubriand (51km)
  • Parc du domaine de Sceaux (52km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Sauvage (27km)
  • Forêt de Rambouillet (29km)
  • Vaux de Cernay (35km)
  • Vallée de Chevreuse (38km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Etampes (20km)
  • Rambouillet (31km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Moutiers (13km)
  • Quiers-sur-Bezonde (56km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Orlu

Canton: Auneau

Arrondissement: Chartres

Department: Eure-et-Loir

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 28700

Distance to Orlu

from Chartres (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 63 km

from Calais: 287 km

from Nice: 663 km

from Bordeaux: 437 km

from Strasbourg: 430 km

Getting here

Orlu is in the eastern-center of France. 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 Orlu from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ardelu, Baudreville, Chatenay, Congerville-Thionville, Gommerville, Gouillons, Lethuin, Maisons, Oysonville, Pussay, Sainville and Vierville.

This page in French: Visiter Orlu