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Richelieu tourism and travel guide

Photo of Richelieu in Indre-et-Loire

Photo is of Chateau du Rivau at 10 km from Richelieu

Visit Richelieu: highlights and tourist information

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Richelieu is situated in the Indre-et-Loire department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Tourist classifications for Richelieu include "secteur sauvegarde".

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau du Rivau at 10 km and Tavant at 13 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Richelieu, 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 Richelieu in Centre-Loire Valley.

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

Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 10 km (direction )

One of the more modest castles in the region, both...

See Chateau du Rivau guide
Tavant

Tavant

at 13 km (direction north-north-east)

Tavant is a small village but a visit to se the...

See Tavant guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 18 km (direction north-north-west)

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most...

See Chateau de Chinon guide
Crissay-sur-Manse

Crissay-sur-Manse

Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction north-east)

Explore the lovely stone houses and narrow streets in the tiny...

See Crissay-sur-Manse guide
 
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Chinon

Chinon

at 21 km (direction north-north-west)

As well as the castle, Chinon has a very impressive medieval...

See Chinon guide
Chateau d'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 26 km (direction north-north-west)

The imposing Chateau d'Usse, next to the Loire, is an imposing medieval-renaissance...

See Chateau d'Ussé guide
Chatellerault

Chatellerault

at 28 km (direction south-east), in the Vienne department

The quiet regional town of Chatellerault has some notable...

See Chatellerault guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 28 km (direction west-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see:...

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 29 km (direction north-west)

The collegiate church of Candes-Saint-Martin has numerous medieval statues incorporated in...

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide
Candes-Saint-Martin

Candes-Saint-Martin

Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction north-west)

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village in France',...

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide
Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Castle at 29 km (direction north-north-east)

Not the most luxurious or largest castle in the region,...

See Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 30 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vienne department

As well as the castle in Moncontour, you will also enjoy...

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Azay-le-Rideau

Azay-le-Rideau

at 30 km (direction north-north-east)

The village of Azay-le-Rideau is best known for its castle but...

See Azay-le-Rideau guide
Montsoreau

Montsoreau

Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Montsoreau, listed as a 'most beautiful villages in France', also has...

See Montsoreau guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Indre-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Richelieu

 
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Markets in and near Richelieu

Market days in Richelieu: weekly market: Monday & Friday;

  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (0km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (19km)
  • Avoine: market Friday (24km)
  • Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine: market Friday (25km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (27km)
  • Chatellerault: market Wednesday & Thursday all day & Saturday (28km)
  • Descartes: market Sunday (28km)
  • Azay-le-Rideau: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (30km)

More information about Richelieu, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Richelieu, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Loudun (18km)
  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (61km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (18km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (38km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (50km)
 
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Geography and distances

Richelieu is in the eastern-center of France at 50 kilometres from Tours, the department capital (general information: Richelieu is 254 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Richelieu

Canton: Richelieu

Arrondissement: Chinon

Department: Indre-et-Loire

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 37120

Distance to Richelieu

from Tours (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 254 km

from Calais: 452 km

from Nice: 655 km

from Bordeaux: 252 km

from Strasbourg: 581 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive in one of the cross-channel ports such as Caen and Le Havre (about 3-4 hours drive from here) or fly into Paris and drive south from there. For driving distances to Richelieu from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Braslou, Braye-sous-Faye, Champigny-sur-Veude, Chaveignes, Courcoue, La Tour-Saint-Gelin, Nueil-sous-Faye, Pouant and Razines.

This page in French: Visiter Richelieu

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