Stroll around


If you are discovering Vendôme for the first time, a bit of advice: start your visit in the park of the Bourbon-Vendôme chateau, on top of the hill!
You will have an incredible panoramic view over the entire city, its monuments, the Loir river…

From one bridge to the next, the historical center of Vendôme is surrounded by water, full of canals and natural spaces.

Everything invites you to wander: the Ronsard park where you can sit under a plane tree planted in 1749, the terraces of cafes where you can enjoy local products and home-made food…

After your visit, why not discover the surroundings?

A wine-tasting in a cellar in Thoré-la-Rochette and Villiers-Sur-Loir, swimming in Lake Villiers, taking the excursion train, visiting churches and their frescos and so many other surprises…

Guided tours or on your own?

Why not be led by an official tour guide in Vendôme, city of art and history? Guided tours are available every day in July and August to discover Trinity Abbey, the Bourbon-Vendôme chateau and other monuments with V.I.P. access in special sites (romanesque bell tower, triforium…)

Or follow the itinerary indicated on the streets by gold-colored marks at your own pace and discover the history of Vendôme and its main monuments.

Two circuits are marked out: “In the Heart of the City” (Au Coeur de la ville), “Strolling Towards the Chateau” (Flânerie vers le Château).

A free brochure is available at the tourist office.

A French Braille version can be borrowed by visitors who need it (don’t hesitate to request it).

Panoramic view over the city of Vendôme

Meeting point in the park of the chateau, on the terrace overlooking the city next to the orangerie. This view offers a unique panorama over Vendôme.

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