Thenay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Thenay in Loir-et-Cher

Photo is of Chateau de Chaumont at 13 km from Thenay

Visit Thenay: highlights and tourist information

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Thenay is situated in the Loir-et-Cher 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 Thenay in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Chaumont at 13 km and Chateau de Cheverny at 18 km.

Thenay, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau de Chaumont

Chateau de Chaumont

Castle at 13 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chateau de Chaumont guide
Chateau de Cheverny

Chateau de Cheverny

Castle at 18 km (direction north-east)

Cheverny Castle is perhaps the most opulently furnished of the Loire castles,...

See Chateau de Cheverny guide
Chateau de Chenonceau

Chateau de Chenonceau

Castle at 18 km (direction west-south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Chenonceau guide


at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Blois guide
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Chateau de Blois

Chateau de Blois

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

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

See Chateau de Blois guide
Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Castle at 22 km (direction west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

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Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Castle at 23 km (direction west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise guide
Chateau d'Amboise

Chateau d'Amboise

Castle at 23 km (direction west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau d'Amboise guide


at 23 km (direction west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Amboise guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction south-south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

On the Indrois river, it is the quaint old town, the castle...

See Montresor guide
Chateau de Chambord

Chateau de Chambord

Castle at 31 km (direction north-east)

The largest castle in the Loire Valley, Chateau de Chambord exceeds all...

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at 33 km (direction south-east), in the Indre department

The castle is the main attraction in Valencay, but we also suggest...

See Valencay guide
Chateau de Valencay

Chateau de Valencay

Castle at 33 km (direction south-east), in the Indre department

The renaissance style castle and formal gardens make the Chateau de Valencay...

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at 38 km (direction south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Numerous historic monuments make the citadel in Loches a very interesting place...

See Loches guide

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Markets in and near Thenay

  • Pontlevoy: market Thursday (3km)
  • Monthou-sur-Cher: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Montrichard: market Friday (9km)
  • Contres: market Friday (11km)
  • Les Montils: market Saturday (12km)
  • Cormeray: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Noyers-sur-Cher: market Sunday (15km)
  • Saint-Aignan: market Saturday all day (15km)
  • Cellettes: market Thursday (17km)
  • Chailles: market Saturday (17km)

More information about Thenay, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Thenay, France

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


  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (28km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Fougeres-sur-Bievre Chateau (8km)
  • Talcy Chateau (44km)
  • Bouges-le-Chateau Castle (48km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire (13km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Chenonceau (18km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (18km)
  • Roseraie des terrasses de l’évêché (23km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Valmer (32km)
  • Jardin du château de Talcy (44km)
  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (45km)
  • Jardin du château de Bouges (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (53km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Veuil (35km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • ZooParc de Beauval (16km)
  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (27km)

Geography and distances

Thenay is in the western-centre of France at 23 kilometres from Blois, the department capital (general information: Thenay is 181 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Thenay

Canton: Montrichard

Arrondissement: Blois

Department: Loir-et-Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 41400

Distance to Thenay

from Blois (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 181 km

from Calais: 398 km

from Nice: 620 km

from Bordeaux: 318 km

from Strasbourg: 499 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 Thenay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bourre, Choussy, Feings, Monthou-sur-Cher, Pontlevoy and Sambin.

This page in French: Visiter Thenay


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