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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loir-et-Cher

Common tourist Chaumont-sur-Loire is located on the Loire, at the foot of the hill, dominated by its castle and beautiful gardens.

18 km from Blois, 43 km from Tours, on the Route des Chateaux of the Loire and the Wine Road.

Gastronomic specialties: wines, charcuterie.

Local tradition: Frequently Asked skewers.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude47.4800120 (N 47° 28’ 48”)
Longitude1.1828760 (E 1° 10’ 58”)
AltitudeFrom 61m to 114m
Surface area26.84 km²
Population1113 inhabitants
Density41 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBlois (17.2 km, 18 min)
Insee code41045
IntercommunalityCA de Blois Agglopolys

Nearest cities & towns

Onzain3.2 km (6 min)
Rilly-sur-Loire4 km (4 min)
Candé-sur-Beuvron6.7 km (8 min)
Veuves6.8 km (7 min)
Mosnes6.9 km (7 min)
Mesland7.9 km (10 min)
Vallières-les-Grandes8.7 km (11 min)
Chouzy-sur-Cisse8.8 km (9 min)
Monteaux8.8 km (10 min)
Valaire9.2 km (10 min)
Les Montils9.4 km (10 min)
Seillac11.4 km (16 min)
Monthou-sur-Bièvre11.7 km (13 min)
Chambon-sur-Cisse11.8 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

The castle with its park and the international garden festival (May to October).

Walks on the Loire in traditional boats offered by an association.

Loire track bike.

Island Madness, protected site, managed by the Academy of Natural Heritage of the Region Centre. Open access: Path along the Loire in a remarkable alluvial forest.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

The festival of gardens from late April to October.

Frequently Asked skewers August 15.

Detailed information

International Garden Festival
A unique place for temporary modern landscape creationsJune / July / August / September 2016


Butterfly Garden - Castle Chaumont-sur-Loire
Butterfly Garden - Castle Chaumont-sur-Loire
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Great Castles: Blois - Chambord - Cheverny - Beauregard - Chenonceau - Amboise ...

Gardens of Valmer.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Hot air balloon flight over the Loire Valley
Nature and the great outdoors155 € to 370 € Chaumont-sur-Loire
Discover the Loire in a traditional boat
Nature and the great outdoors20 € Chaumont-sur-Loire
Discover the art of glass-blowing
Arts and Crafts6 € Chargé (11.2 km)
Hot air balloon flight above the Loire
Nature and the great outdoors140 € to 175 € Blois (15.3 km)
Hot-air balloon flight over Loir-et-Cher
Nature and the great outdoors175 € Blois (15.3 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
From Pouillé to Montrichard along the Cher River
Cycling itineraryEasy2h30Pouillé (19.7 km)
Dolus-le-Sec Wind Turbine
Village visitEasy30 minDolus-le-Sec (41 km)
Walk in the Loir Valley
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Lunay (42 km)
Hamlet of La Basse Chevrière
Village visitEasy3h00Saché (55 km)
Medieval town of Mennetou-sur-Cher
Village visitEasy2h00Mennetou-sur-Cher (57 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals