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Saint-Paterne-Racan tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau du Lude at 25 km from Saint-Paterne-Racan

Visit Saint-Paterne-Racan: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Paterne-Racan is situated in the Indre-et-Loire department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau du Lude at 25 km and Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters at 28 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Paterne-Racan, 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 Saint-Paterne-Racan in Centre-Loire Valley.

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

Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 25 km (direction west), in the Sarthe department

The Chateau de Lude and its lovely gardens are the closest of...

See Chateau du Lude guide
Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Cathedral at 28 km (direction south-east)

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

See Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters guide


at 28 km (direction south-east)

Tours is a large important town with numerous monuments, gardens and medieval...

See Tours guide
Chateau de Villandry

Chateau de Villandry

Castle at 29 km (direction south)

The rooms at Chateau de Villandry can be explored, but it is...

See Chateau de Villandry guide


at 31 km (direction south-south-west)

Langeais is a small town with a pretty town centre, best known...

See Langeais guide
Chateau de Langeais

Chateau de Langeais

Castle at 31 km (direction south-south-west)

Château de Langeais is a medieval-renaissance castle with nicely furnished rooms and...

See Chateau de Langeais guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

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

See Lavardin guide


at 38 km (direction south)

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

See Azay-le-Rideau guide
Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Castle at 38 km (direction south)

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

See Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau guide
Chateau d'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 42 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Chateau d'Ussé guide
Chateau d'Amboise

Chateau d'Amboise

Castle at 43 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau d'Amboise guide


at 44 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Amboise guide
Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Castle at 44 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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

Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Castle at 44 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Paterne-Racan


Markets in and near Saint-Paterne-Racan

Market days in Saint-Paterne-Racan: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Saint-Paterne-Racan: market Thursday (0km)
  • Neuille-Pont-Pierre: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Neuvy-le-Roi: market Friday (8km)
  • Chateau-du-Loir: market Saturday (11km)
  • Chateau-la-Valliere: market Monday (13km)
  • Fondettes: market Wednesday & Sunday (24km)
  • Le Lude: market Thursday (25km)
  • Luynes: market Saturday (25km)
  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire: market Tuesday & Friday (27km)
  • La Riche: market Wednesday & Saturday (27km)

Hotels near Saint-Paterne-Racan

More information about Saint-Paterne-Racan, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Saint-Paterne-Racan, France

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


  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (40km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Fleche (43km)

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)

  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (27km)
  • Cogners (32km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (39km)
  • Spaycific'Zoo (44km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Paterne-Racan is in the eastern-center of France at 28 kilometres from Tours, the department capital (general information: Saint-Paterne-Racan is 196 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Paterne-Racan

Canton: Neuvy-le-Roi

Arrondissement: Tours

Department: Indre-et-Loire

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 37370

Distance to Saint-Paterne-Racan

from Tours (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 196 km

from Calais: 385 km

from Nice: 683 km

from Bordeaux: 318 km

from Strasbourg: 550 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 Saint-Paterne-Racan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bueil-en-Touraine, Saint-Christophe-sur-le-Nais, Saint-Pierre-de-Cheville and Villebourg.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Paterne-Racan

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