Vouvray-sur-Loir tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vouvray-sur-Loir in Sarthe

Photo is of Chateau du Lude at 23 km from Vouvray-sur-Loir

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Vouvray-sur-Loir is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Vouvray-sur-Loir in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau du Lude at 23 km and Lavardin at 32 km.

Vouvray-sur-Loir, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 23 km (direction west)

The Chateau de Lude and its lovely gardens are the closest of the Loire...

See Chateau du Lude guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

With a river and ancient bridge below and an ancient castle above Lavardin, it...

See Lavardin guide
Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours

Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours

Church at 37 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours guide
Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Cathedral at 37 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

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at 37 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Tours guide
Chateau de Villandry

Chateau de Villandry

Castle at 39 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The rooms at Chateau de Villandry can be explored, but it is the world...

See Chateau de Villandry guide
Le Mans

Le Mans

at 40 km (direction north-west)

Le Mans is best known for its famous car race, but also has a...

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at 41 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Langeais is a small town with a pretty town centre, best known for the...

See Langeais guide
Chateau de Langeais

Chateau de Langeais

Castle at 41 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Langeais is a medieval-renaissance castle with nicely furnished rooms and the oldest...

See Chateau de Langeais guide


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

Bauge is a small traditional town with a small castle - and a very...

See Bauge guide


at 47 km (direction east), in the Loir-et-Cher department

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

See Vendome guide


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

The village of Azay-le-Rideau is best known for its castle but also has a...

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Chateau d\'Azay-le-Rideau

Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

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

Not the most luxurious or largest castle in the region, it is the beauty...

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Chateau d\'Amboise

Chateau d'Amboise

Castle at 50 km (direction east-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

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Markets in and near Vouvray-sur-Loir

  • Chateau-du-Loir: market Saturday (3km)
  • Saint-Paterne-Racan: market Thursday (10km)
  • Neuvy-le-Roi: market Friday (14km)
  • Neuille-Pont-Pierre: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Chateau-la-Valliere: market Monday (19km)
  • Le Grand-Luce: market Wednesday all day (19km)
  • Ecommoy: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Le Lude: market Thursday (23km)
  • Besse-sur-Braye: market Saturday (26km)
  • Montoire-sur-le-Loir: market Saturday (31km)

More information about Vouvray-sur-Loir, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Vouvray-sur-Loir, France

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


  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (48km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Fleche (40km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (38km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Poncé (17km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (22km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (23km)
  • Parc de Lathan (33km)
  • Jardin du domaine de Sasnières (36km)
  • Les jardins du prieuré de Saint-Cosme (37km)
  • Le jardin des Prébendes d'Oé (37km)
  • Les jardins du château de Villandry (39km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Valmer (41km)
  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (42km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (50km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cogners (25km)
  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (36km)
  • Coulaines (42km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (35km)
  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (44km)

Geography and distances

Vouvray-sur-Loir is in the north-west of France at 41 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Vouvray-sur-Loir is 191 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vouvray-sur-Loir

Canton: Château-du-Loir

Arrondissement: Mans

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72500

Distance to Vouvray-sur-Loir

from Le Mans (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 191 km

from Calais: 376 km

from Nice: 690 km

from Bordeaux: 327 km

from Strasbourg: 550 km

Getting here

Most visitors get here by car having taken a ferry, probably to Saint-Malo or Caen, and then a drive of around 2 - 3 hours. For driving distances to Vouvray-sur-Loir from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chahaignes, Chateau-du-Loir, Dissay-sous-Courcillon, Flee, Luceau, Marcon, Montabon, Nogent-sur-Loir, Saint-Pierre-de-Cheville and Villebourg.

This page in French: Visiter Vouvray-sur-Loir