Ruan tourism and travel guide

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Visit Ruan: highlights and tourist information

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Ruan is situated in the Loiret department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the western-centre of France at 23 kilometres from Orleans, the department capital (general information: Ruan is 88 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Chamerolles at 18 km and Orleans at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ruan, 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 Ruan 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 Loiret

Map of places to visit near Ruan

Markets in and near Ruan

  • Toury: market Sunday (9km)
  • Fleury-les-Aubrais: market Tuesday & Sunday (20km)
  • Angerville: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Orleans: market every day except Monday (23km)
  • Pithiviers: market Saturday all day (24km)
  • Voves: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Chateauneuf-sur-Loire: market Friday all day (34km)
  • Meung-sur-Loire: market Sunday (36km)
  • Ouzouer-le-Marche: market Friday (38km)
  • Etampes: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (40km)

More information about Ruan, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Ruan, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Talcy Chateau (53km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Gatinais Francais (51km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Boiscommun) (34km)
  • Collegiale de Saint Martin (Etampes) (38km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Etampes) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Basile (Etampes) (40km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Benoît sur Loire (Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey) (43km)
  • Cathédrale de Chartres (Chartres) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum des grandes bruyères (24km)
  • Parc Floral de la Source (29km)
  • Les prés-Culand (36km)
  • Parc de Chamarande (49km)
  • Jardin du château de Talcy (53km)
  • Parc du château de Courances (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Fleury-les-Aubrais (20km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-la-Ruelle (23km)
  • Moutiers (24km)
  • Olivet (28km)
  • Saint-Cyr-en-Val (31km)
  • Quiers-sur-Bezonde (39km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Ruan

Canton: Artenay

Arrondissement: Orléans

Department: Loiret

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 45410

Distance to Ruan

from Orleans (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 88 km

from Calais: 316 km

from Nice: 640 km

from Bordeaux: 412 km

from Strasbourg: 432 km

Getting here

Ruan is in the western-centre of France. 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 Ruan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Artenay, Ascheres-le-Marche, Bucy-le-Roi, Dambron, Lion-en-Beauce, Oison, Santilly, Tivernon, Trinay and Villereau.

This page in French: Visiter Ruan