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Villefranche-sur-Cher tourism and travel guide

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Visit Villefranche-sur-Cher: highlights and tourist information

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Villefranche-sur-Cher 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 47 kilometres from Blois, the department capital (general information: Villefranche-sur-Cher is 179 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Valencay at 21 km and Chateau de Valencay at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Villefranche-sur-Cher, 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 Villefranche-sur-Cher 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 Villefranche-sur-Cher


Markets in and near Villefranche-sur-Cher

  • Langon: market Friday (4km)
  • Mennetou-sur-Cher: market Thursday (8km)
  • Romorantin-Lanthenay: market Wednesday all day & Saturday & Friday (8km)
  • Gievres: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Chabris: market Saturday (10km)
  • Chatres-sur-Cher: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Selles-sur-Cher: market Thursday all day (17km)
  • Gracay: market Thursday (18km)
  • Valencay: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Vierzon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (24km)

More information about Villefranche-sur-Cher, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Villefranche-sur-Cher, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Bouges-le-Chateau Castle (29km)
  • Fougeres-sur-Bievre Chateau (36km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (30km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Bouges (29km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (40km)
  • Roseraie des terrasses de l’évêché (47km)
  • Domaine régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (25km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Veuil (27km)
  • Pierrefitte-sur-Sauldre (38km)
  • Issoudun (42km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • ZooParc de Beauval (32km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Villefranche-sur-Cher

Canton: Mennetou-sur-Cher

Arrondissement: Romorantin-Lanthenay

Department: Loir-et-Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 41200

Distance to Villefranche-sur-Cher

from Blois (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 179 km

from Calais: 406 km

from Nice: 586 km

from Bordeaux: 328 km

from Strasbourg: 468 km

Getting here

Villefranche-sur-Cher 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 Villefranche-sur-Cher from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Chapelle-Montmartin, Langon, Saint-Julien-sur-Cher and Saint-Loup.

This page in French: Visiter Villefranche-sur-Cher

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