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Pray tourism and travel guide

Photo of Pray in Loir-et-Cher

Photo is of Vendome at 13 km from Pray

Visit Pray: highlights and tourist information

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Pray is situated in the Loir-et-Cher department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vendome at 13 km and Lavardin at 19 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Pray, 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 Pray in Centre-Loire Valley.

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



at 13 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Vendome guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Lavardin guide


at 19 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Blois guide
Chateau de Blois

Chateau de Blois

Castle at 19 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Blois guide
Chateau de Chaumont

Chateau de Chaumont

Castle at 22 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Chaumont guide
Chateau de Chambord

Chateau de Chambord

Castle at 31 km (direction east)

The largest castle in the Loire Valley, Chateau de...

See Chateau de Chambord guide
Chateau d'Amboise

Chateau d'Amboise

Castle at 31 km (direction south-south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau d'Amboise guide
Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Castle at 31 km (direction south-south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

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

Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Castle at 31 km (direction south-south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise guide


at 32 km (direction south-south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Amboise guide
Chateau de Cheverny

Chateau de Cheverny

Castle at 32 km (direction east-south-east)

Cheverny Castle is perhaps the most opulently furnished of the...

See Chateau de Cheverny guide
Chateau de Chenonceau

Chateau de Chenonceau

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

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

See Chateau de Chenonceau guide


at 40 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loiret department

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

See Beaugency guide
Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Cathedral at 44 km (direction west-south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters guide

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

Map of places to visit near Pray


Markets in and near Pray

  • Herbault: market Monday (8km)
  • Chambon-sur-Cisse: market Saturday (15km)
  • Saint-Ouen: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Chateau-Renault: market Tuesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Blois: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (19km)
  • Montoire-sur-le-Loir: market Saturday (21km)
  • Oucques: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Chailles: market Saturday (21km)
  • Pezou: market Thursday (21km)
  • Saint-Gervais-la-Foret: market Friday (23km)

More information about Pray, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Pray, France

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


  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (36km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (14km)
  • Roseraie des terrasses de l’évêché (18km)
  • Domaine régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire (23km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (25km)
  • Jardin du château de Talcy (27km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Valmer (31km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (36km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Chenonceau (39km)
  • Le jardin des Prébendes d'Oé (45km)
  • Les jardins du prieuré de Saint-Cosme (47km)
  • Les prés-Culand (47km)
  • Les jardins du château de Villandry (59km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cogners (40km)
  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (46km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (19km)

Geography and distances

Pray is in the western-centre of France at 18 kilometres from Blois, the department capital (general information: Pray is 160 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pray

Canton: Selommes

Arrondissement: Vendôme

Department: Loir-et-Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 41190

Distance to Pray

from Blois (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 160 km

from Calais: 368 km

from Nice: 651 km

from Bordeaux: 342 km

from Strasbourg: 502 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 Pray from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Crucheray, Gombergean, Lance, Lancome, Landes-le-Gaulois, Nourray, Tourailles and Villeromain.

This page in French: Visiter Pray

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