Thore-la-Rochette tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Lavardin at 8 km from Thore-la-Rochette

Visit Thore-la-Rochette: highlights and tourist information

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Thore-la-Rochette 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 Thore-la-Rochette in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lavardin at 8 km and Vendome at 8 km.

Thore-la-Rochette, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Lavardin guide


at 8 km (direction east)

Now listed as a 'town of art and history', Vendome retains many...

See Vendome guide


at 36 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Blois guide
Chateau de Blois

Chateau de Blois

Castle at 36 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Blois guide
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Chateau de Chaumont

Chateau de Chaumont

Castle at 38 km (direction south-east)

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

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Chateau d'Amboise

Chateau d'Amboise

Castle at 42 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

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National Monument at 42 km (direction north-east), in the Eure-et-Loir department

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

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Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Castle at 42 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

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Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Castle at 42 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

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at 43 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Amboise guide
Chateau de Chambord

Chateau de Chambord

Castle at 46 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Cathedral at 48 km (direction south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

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at 49 km (direction south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Tours guide
Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours

Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours

Church at 49 km (direction south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The basilica Saint-Martin is an imposing neo-byzantine church in the town of...

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Markets in and near Thore-la-Rochette

  • Montoire-sur-le-Loir: market Saturday (9km)
  • Saint-Ouen: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Savigny-sur-Braye: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Pezou: market Thursday (16km)
  • Besse-sur-Braye: market Saturday (17km)
  • Mondoubleau: market Saturday & Monday all day (22km)
  • Saint-Calais: market Thursday all day & Sunday (22km)
  • Chateau-Renault: market Tuesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Herbault: market Monday (25km)
  • Oucques: market Wednesday (25km)

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Tourist attractions near Thore-la-Rochette, France

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


  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (45km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (8km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (23km)
  • Roseraie des terrasses de l’évêché (35km)
  • Jardin du château de Talcy (36km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Valmer (38km)
  • Domaine régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire (38km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (42km)
  • Le jardin des Prébendes d'Oé (49km)
  • Les jardins du prieuré de Saint-Cosme (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cogners (24km)
  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (49km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (30km)

Geography and distances

Thore-la-Rochette is in the western-centre of France at 35 kilometres from Blois, the department capital (general information: Thore-la-Rochette is 157 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Thore-la-Rochette

Canton: Vendôme 1er Canton

Arrondissement: Vendôme

Department: Loir-et-Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 41100

Distance to Thore-la-Rochette

from Blois (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 157 km

from Calais: 357 km

from Nice: 667 km

from Bordeaux: 349 km

from Strasbourg: 511 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 Thore-la-Rochette from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Houssay, Lavardin, Les Roches-l'Eveque, Lunay, Marcilly-en-Beauce, Mazange, Naveil, Saint-Rimay, Villavard, Villerable, Villiers-sur-Loir and Villiersfaux.

This page in French: Visiter Thore-la-Rochette


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