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Assay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Assay in Indre-et-Loire

Photo is of Chateau du Rivau at 4 km from Assay

Visit Assay: highlights and tourist information

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Assay is situated in the Indre-et-Loire department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau du Rivau at 4 km and Tavant at 9 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Assay, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Assay in Centre-Loire Valley.

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

Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 4 km (direction north-east)

One of the more modest castles in the region, both the...

See Chateau du Rivau guide


at 9 km (direction east-north-east)

Tavant is a small village but a visit to...

See Tavant guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 11 km (direction north-north-west)

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most Loire...

See Chateau de Chinon guide


at 13 km (direction north-north-west)

As well as the castle, Chinon has a very impressive...

See Chinon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction east-north-east)

Explore the lovely stone houses and narrow streets in the...

See Crissay-sur-Manse guide
Chateau d'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 20 km (direction east-north-east)

The imposing Chateau d'Usse, next to the Loire, is...

See Chateau d'Ussé guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 22 km (direction west-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see: it is one...

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 22 km (direction west-north-west)

The collegiate church of Candes-Saint-Martin has numerous medieval statues...

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide


Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction west-north-west)

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village in...

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction west-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Montsoreau, listed as a 'most beautiful villages in France', also has an...

See Montsoreau guide
Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Castle at 25 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau guide


at 25 km (direction north-east)

The village of Azay-le-Rideau is best known for its...

See Azay-le-Rideau guide
Chateau de Langeais

Chateau de Langeais

Castle at 29 km (direction north-north-east)

Château de Langeais is a medieval-renaissance castle with nicely furnished...

See Chateau de Langeais guide


at 29 km (direction north-north-east)

Langeais is a small town with a pretty town...

See Langeais guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Indre-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Assay


Markets in and near Assay

  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (7km)
  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (12km)
  • Avoine: market Friday (17km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (24km)
  • Bourgueil: market Tuesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Azay-le-Rideau: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine: market Friday (26km)
  • Langeais: market Sunday (29km)
  • Artannes-sur-Indre: market Friday (31km)

More information about Assay, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Assay, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (17km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (17km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (34km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (46km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (46km)

Geography and distances

Assay is in the eastern-center of France at 47 kilometres from Tours, the department capital (general information: Assay is 250 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Assay

Canton: Richelieu

Arrondissement: Chinon

Department: Indre-et-Loire

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 37120

Distance to Assay

from Tours (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 250 km

from Calais: 446 km

from Nice: 661 km

from Bordeaux: 258 km

from Strasbourg: 581 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive in one of the cross-channel ports such as Caen and Le Havre (about 3-4 hours drive from here) or fly into Paris and drive south from there. For driving distances to Assay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ceaux-en-Loudun, Champigny-sur-Veude, Chaveignes, Lemere, Ligre and Marcay.

This page in French: Visiter Assay

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