Paris, which is the national capital, is located 90 miles (145 kilometers) northeast of Mer.
If you are keen to get out and about in the area, why don't you head to the the Chateau de Chantecaille?.
You don't have to limit yourself to the points of interest in Mer because the entire region is dotted with plenty of wonderful cultural and natural attractions. Place St-Firmin and Beaugency Hotel de Ville which are in and around Beaugency, are worth checking out. Beaugency, is 8 miles (13 kilometers) away from Mer. Another choice is to make your way over to Blois. It's roughly 11 miles (18 kilometers) from Mer and is home to the St. Louis Cathedral and Musee d'Histoire Naturelle.
About 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northeast of Mer is Orleans, a regional center where you'll find St. Pierre-le-Puellier, Place de la Loire and Sainte-Croix Cathedral. If you have time to spare, consider checking out Place du Martroi and House of Joan of Arc before returning to Mer.
Go to Centre - Loire Valley's craft workshops. These are excellent spots to spend time, especially when the weather is a little moody. A really good way to get a true feel for an area is by researching its history. While in Centre - Loire Valley, take the time to stop by the area's historic traditional villages.
If you love mixing with travelers of similar interests, this region has plenty of specialist activities such as winery tours, city walking tours and cycling tours.
When it's time to leave this special place, bid a fond Au revoir / À bientôt (farewell) to the locals you've met and the landscapes you've seen.