Ruan tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau de Chamerolles at 18 km from Ruan

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Ruan in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Chamerolles at 18 km and Orleans at 23 km.

Ruan, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau de Chamerolles

Chateau de Chamerolles

Castle at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

The chateau de Chamerolles is an attractive chateau with a pretty Renaissance...

See Chateau de Chamerolles guide


at 23 km (direction south)

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

See Orleans guide
Hotel Groslot

Hotel Groslot

at 23 km (direction south)

The Hotel Groslot is a beautiful mansion close to the cathedral in...

See Hotel Groslot guide
Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans

Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans

Cathedral at 23 km (direction south)

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

See Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans guide
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Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres

Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres

Garden at 24 km (direction east-south-east)

The arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres is a fabulous arboretum and garden near...

See Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres guide
Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans

Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans

Garden at 29 km (direction south)

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

See Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans guide


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction east)

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

See Yevre-le-Chatel guide


at 36 km (direction south-west)

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 36 km (direction south-west)

The Jardins de Roquelin is a pretty rose garden in the Loire...

See Les Jardins de Roquelin guide


at 40 km (direction east-south-east)

Bellegarde is a small traditional town with an atractive moated castle in...

See Bellegarde guide
Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey

Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey

Abbey at 43 km (direction south-east)

Fans of romanesque architecture will appreciate the many period features in the...

See Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey guide


at 43 km (direction south-west)

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

See Beaugency guide


National Monument at 45 km (direction west), in the Eure-et-Loir department

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

See Chateaudun guide


at 48 km (direction north-west), in the Eure-et-Loir department

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

See Chartres guide

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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

What to do at Ruan? 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

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)

  • 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

Ruan is in the western-centre of France at 23 kilometres from Orleans, the department capital (general information: Ruan is 88 kilometres from Paris).

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

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


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