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Patay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Patay in Loiret

Photo is of Orleans at 23 km from Patay

Visit Patay: highlights and tourist information

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Patay is situated in the Loiret department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Orleans at 23 km and Hotel Groslot at 23 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Patay, 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 Patay in Centre-Loire Valley.

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



at 23 km (direction south-east)

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

See Orleans guide
Hotel Groslot

Hotel Groslot

at 23 km (direction south-east)

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 23 km (direction south-east)

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

See Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans guide


at 24 km (direction south)

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 24 km (direction south)

The Jardins de Roquelin is a pretty rose garden...

See Les Jardins de Roquelin guide


National Monument at 27 km (direction west), in the Eure-et-Loir department

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

See Chateaudun guide
Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans

Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans

Garden at 29 km (direction south-east)

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

See Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans guide


at 30 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Beaugency guide
Chateau de Chamerolles

Chateau de Chamerolles

Castle at 35 km (direction east)

The chateau de Chamerolles is an attractive chateau with...

See Chateau de Chamerolles guide
Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres

Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres

Garden at 39 km (direction east)

The arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres is a fabulous arboretum...

See Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres guide


at 44 km (direction north-north-west), in the Eure-et-Loir department

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

See Chartres guide
Chartres Cathedral

Chartres Cathedral

Cathedral at 47 km (direction north-north-west), in the Eure-et-Loir department

The 13th century cathedral in Chartres is generally considered to be one...

See Chartres Cathedral guide


Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction east)

The walk along the Rimarden river, the traditional charm and the...

See Yevre-le-Chatel guide
Chateau de Chambord

Chateau de Chambord

Castle at 50 km (direction south-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

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Loiret

Map of places to visit near Patay


Markets in and near Patay

  • Ouzouer-le-Marche: market Friday (20km)
  • Fleury-les-Aubrais: market Tuesday & Sunday (21km)
  • Orleans: market every day except Monday (22km)
  • Toury: market Sunday (24km)
  • Meung-sur-Loire: market Sunday (24km)
  • Voves: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Chateaudun: market Thursday all day & Saturday (27km)
  • Bonneval: market Monday (27km)
  • Beaugency: market Saturday all day (30km)
  • Marchenoir: market Tuesday (33km)

More information about Patay, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Patay, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Talcy Chateau (36km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

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)

  • Saint-Jean-de-la-Ruelle (20km)
  • Fleury-les-Aubrais (21km)
  • Olivet (26km)
  • Moutiers (28km)
  • Saint-Cyr-en-Val (32km)

Geography and distances

Patay is in the western-centre of France at 23 kilometres from Orleans, the department capital (general information: Patay is 102 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Patay

Canton: Patay

Arrondissement: Orléans

Department: Loiret

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 45310

Distance to Patay

from Orleans (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 102 km

from Calais: 323 km

from Nice: 647 km

from Bordeaux: 397 km

from Strasbourg: 451 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 Patay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Coinces, Guillonville, Rouvray-Sainte-Croix, Saint-Peravy-la-Colombe, Terminiers, Tournoisis and Villeneuve-sur-Conie.

This page in French: Visiter Patay

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