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Vendome tourism and travel guide

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Visit Vendome: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Now listed as a 'town of art and history', Vendome retains many monuments from its active past despite extensive wartime damage

Vendome is situated in the Loir-et-Cher department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Vendome. For detailed visitor information see the Vendome travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Vendome include "town of art and history" and "ville fleurie 4*".

Popular places to visit nearby include Blois at 31 km and Chateau de Blois at 31 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Vendome, 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 Vendome in Centre-Loire Valley.

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

Lavardin

Lavardin

Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Lavardin guide
Blois

Blois

at 31 km (direction south-east)

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

See Blois guide
Chateau de Blois

Chateau de Blois

Castle at 31 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau de Blois guide
Chateaudun

Chateaudun

National Monument at 36 km (direction north-east), in the Eure-et-Loir department

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

See Chateaudun guide
 
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Chateau de Chaumont

Chateau de Chaumont

Castle at 37 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Chaumont guide
Chateau de Chambord

Chateau de Chambord

Castle at 39 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Chambord guide
Beaugency

Beaugency

at 42 km (direction east), in the Loiret department

A small town on the banks of the Loire...

See Beaugency guide
Chateau d'Amboise

Chateau d'Amboise

Castle at 44 km (direction south-south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau d'Amboise guide
Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Castle at 44 km (direction south-south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

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

Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Castle at 44 km (direction south-south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise guide
Chateau de Cheverny

Chateau de Cheverny

Castle at 44 km (direction south-east)

Cheverny Castle is perhaps the most opulently furnished of...

See Chateau de Cheverny guide
Amboise

Amboise

at 45 km (direction south-south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Amboise guide
Meung-sur-Loire

Meung-sur-Loire

at 47 km (direction east), in the Loiret department

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 47 km (direction east), in the Loiret department

The Jardins de Roquelin is a pretty rose garden...

See Les Jardins de Roquelin guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Loir-et-Cher

Map of places to visit near Vendome

 
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Markets in and near Vendome

  • Saint-Ouen: market Wednesday (1km)
  • Pezou: market Thursday (9km)
  • Montoire-sur-le-Loir: market Saturday (17km)
  • Oucques: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Savigny-sur-Braye: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Herbault: market Monday (23km)
  • Mondoubleau: market Saturday & Monday all day (24km)
  • Marchenoir: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Besse-sur-Braye: market Saturday (24km)
  • Cloyes-sur-le-Loir: market Saturday (25km)

More information about Vendome, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Vendome, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Talcy Chateau (28km)
  • Fougeres-sur-Bievre Chateau (44km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (14km)
  • Jardin du château de Talcy (28km)
  • Roseraie des terrasses de l’évêché (30km)
  • Jardins du château de Poncé (31km)
  • Domaine régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire (37km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (38km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Valmer (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cogners (32km)
  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (54km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (32km)
 
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Geography and distances

Vendome is in the western-centre of France at 30 kilometres from Blois, the department capital (general information: Vendome is 150 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vendome

Canton: Vendôme

Arrondissement: Vendôme

Department: Loir-et-Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 41100

Distance to Vendome

from Blois (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 150 km

from Calais: 354 km

from Nice: 662 km

from Bordeaux: 353 km

from Strasbourg: 502 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 Vendome from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Areines, Aze, Coulommiers-la-Tour, Lisle, Marcilly-en-Beauce, Meslay, Naveil, Roce, Saint-Firmin-Des-Pres, Saint-Ouen, Sainte-Anne and Villerable.

This page in French: Visiter Vendome

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