Ay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ay in Marne

Photo is of Epernay at 3 km from Ay

Visit Ay: highlights and tourist information

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Ay is situated in the Marne department and Grand-Est region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Ay in Grand-Est.

Popular places to visit nearby include Epernay at 3 km and Reims at 22 km.

Ay, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 3 km (direction west-south-west)

The grand wine houses andvineyards around the town leave you in doubt...

See Epernay guide


Heritage Site at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

In the attractive and lively centre of Reims you can see three...

See Reims guide
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at 29 km (direction east-south-east)

In Chalons-sur-Champagne it is the various churches that are the main highlight...

See Chalons-en-Champagne guide


at 36 km (direction east)

In the village of Epine you can visit the Basilica of Notre...

See Epine guide


at 61 km (direction west-north-west), in the Aisne department

In Soissons you can explore the abbey and the cathedral before taking...

See Soissons guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Marne

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Map of places to visit near Ay


Markets in and near Ay

Market days in Ay: weekly market: Friday;

  • Ay: market Friday (0km)
  • Epernay: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (4km)
  • Reims: market Every day (22km)
  • Dormans: market Saturday (26km)
  • Chalons-en-Champagne: market Wednesday all day & Saturday all day (29km)
  • Fere-Champenoise: market Wednesday (33km)
  • Fismes: market Saturday (36km)
  • Fere-en-Tardenois: market Wednesday (39km)
  • Montmirail: market Monday (39km)
  • Guignicourt: market Friday (42km)

More information about Ay, Champagne-Ardenne

Tourist attractions near Ay, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Towers of Reims Cathedral (22km)
  • Tau Palace (22km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Montagne-de-Reims (8km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale de Reims (Reims) (22km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin botanique de la Presle (10km)
  • Entre Cour et Jardin (42km)
  • Jardins de Viels-Maisons (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle du Coteau de Chartèves (36km)
  • Forêt de la Traconne (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Oger (11km)
  • Rilly-la-Montagne (13km)
  • Chamery (13km)
  • Saint-Martin-sur-le-Pre (27km)
  • Baconnes (27km)
  • Mourmelon-le-Grand (28km)
  • Haussimont (36km)
  • Semide (53km)

Geography and distances

Ay is in the north-east of France at 29 kilometres from Chalons-en-Champagne, the department capital (general information: Ay is 122 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ay

Canton: Ay

Arrondissement: Reims

Department: Marne

Region: Champagne-Ardenne

New region: Grand-Est

Postcode: 51160

Distance to Ay

from Chalons-en-Champagne (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 122 km

from Calais: 260 km

from Nice: 646 km

from Bordeaux: 583 km

from Strasbourg: 279 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Ay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 17 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Avenay-Val-d'Or, Champillon, Chavot-Courcourt, Chouilly, Cumieres, Dizy, Epernay, Fontaine-sur-Ay, Hautvillers, Magenta, Mardeuil, Mareuil-sur-Ay, Moussy, Mutigny, Oiry, Pierry and Plivot.

This page in French: Visiter Ay


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