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

Located in the area of the Sologne Blaisois and wine, Sambin is attached to Contres Township and the Borough of Blois.

The village's name deriving from Cembiacus, a certain area Cembius.

It was about Sambin took place in the year 1016 a bloody battle. This conflict arose between the house of Anjou, Fulk led by 3rd Nerra to that of Blois led by Eudes II. Many "free men" of Sambin there were probably dragged along Gelduin, lord and vassal Pontlevoy account Blois. This battle left thousands dead on the field and scored long minds in the Middle Ages.

Sambin is now known for its goat cheese it is advisable to taste a glass of Cheverny.

Geographical information

Latitude47.4378420 (N 47° 26’ 16”)
Longitude1.2950830 (E 1° 17’ 42”)
AltitudeFrom 84m to 120m
Surface area20.83 km²
Population957 inhabitants
Density45 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBlois (18.8 km, 22 min)
Insee code41233
IntercommunalityCA de Blois Agglopolys
RegionLoire Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Fougères-sur-Bièvre3.7 km (4 min)
Monthou-sur-Bièvre4.3 km (4 min)
Ouchamps4.6 km (6 min)
Feings5.6 km (10 min)
Pontlevoy6.2 km (5 min)
Valaire6.4 km (7 min)
Les Montils6.9 km (7 min)
Thenay8.7 km (8 min)
Fresnes9.6 km (10 min)
Seur9.8 km (10 min)
Candé-sur-Beuvron10.1 km (11 min)
Chitenay11 km (13 min)
Chailles11.6 km (13 min)

Things to see and do

The church and the fountain Sambin: Destroyed by fire in the 19th century, the old wooden church of the 12th century had a miraculous spring which attracted many pilgrims. This fountain still exists and you can see the left of the current church was rebuilt in 1882.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Chateau de Fougeres sur Bievre.

Abbey Pontlevoy.

Montrichard, fortified village.

Chateau de Chaumont-sur-Loire.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Discover the Loire in a traditional boat
Nature and the great outdoors20 € Chaumont-sur-Loire (9.9 km)
Visit the gingerbread house
Local flavoursFreeFaverolles-sur-Cher (13.5 km)
Hot air balloon flight over the Loire Valley
Nature and the great outdoors150 € to 700 € Cheverny (13.7 km)
Hot air balloon flight above the Loire
Nature and the great outdoors140 € to 175 € Blois (15.2 km)
Bicycle hire with picnic opportunity
Nature and the great outdoors17 € to 28 € Blois (16.7 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
From Pouillé to Montrichard along the Cher River
Cycling itineraryEasy2h30Pouillé (13.4 km)
Dolus-le-Sec Wind Turbine
Village visitEasy30 minDolus-le-Sec (43 km)
Medieval town of Mennetou-sur-Cher
Village visitEasy2h00Mennetou-sur-Cher (47 km)
Walk in the Loir Valley
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Lunay (50 km)
Barn Vaugarni
HikeEasy2h00Pont-de-Ruan (58 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals