Assay tourism and travel guide

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Visit Assay: highlights and tourist information

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Assay is situated in the Indre-et-Loire department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the eastern-center of France at 47 kilometres from Tours, the department capital (general information: Assay is 250 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!


... 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

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

  • Loire-Anjou-Touraine (25km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Fontevraud (Fontevraud Abbey) (22km)
  • Collegiale Church (Candes-Saint-Martin) (22km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (39km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (43km)
  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (49km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins du château du Rivau (4km)
  • Les jardins de la Chatonnière (25km)
  • Les jardins du château de Villandry (34km)
  • Les jardins du prieuré de Saint-Cosme (45km)
  • Parc de Lathan (46km)
  • Le jardin des Prébendes d'Oé (47km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Valmer (61km)

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

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

Assay is in the eastern-center of France. 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