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Valaire tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau de Chaumont at 7 km from Valaire

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Visit Valaire: highlights and tourist information

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Valaire is situated in the Loir-et-Cher department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the western-centre of France at 15 kilometres from Blois, the department capital (general information: Valaire is 174 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Chaumont at 7 km and Blois at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Valaire, 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 Valaire 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 Loir-et-Cher

Map of places to visit near Valaire

Markets in and near Valaire

  • Les Montils: market Saturday (4km)
  • Chailles: market Saturday (8km)
  • Pontlevoy: market Thursday (9km)
  • Cormeray: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Cellettes: market Thursday (10km)
  • Chambon-sur-Cisse: market Saturday (11km)
  • Saint-Gervais-la-Foret: market Friday (13km)
  • Contres: market Friday (13km)
  • Monthou-sur-Cher: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Blois: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (14km)

More information about Valaire, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Valaire, France

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


  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (29km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire (7km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (11km)
  • Roseraie des terrasses de l’évêché (15km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Chenonceau (22km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Valmer (30km)
  • Jardin du château de Talcy (36km)
  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (38km)
  • Le jardin des Prébendes d'Oé (45km)
  • Les prés-Culand (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (60km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Veuil (43km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (22km)
  • ZooParc de Beauval (25km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Valaire

Canton: Contres

Arrondissement: Blois

Department: Loir-et-Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 41120

Distance to Valaire

from Blois (prefecture): 15 km

from Paris: 174 km

from Calais: 389 km

from Nice: 627 km

from Bordeaux: 325 km

from Strasbourg: 497 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cande-sur-Beuvron, Chouzy-sur-Cisse, Fougeres-sur-Bievre, Les Montils, Monthou-sur-Bievre, Ouchamps, Sambin and Seur.

This page in French: Visiter Valaire

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