Ay tourism and travel guide

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Visit Ay: highlights and tourist information

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Ay is situated in the Marne department and Champagne-Ardenne region (now part of the Grand-Est region), in the north-east of France at 29 kilometres from Chalons-en-Champagne, the department capital (general information: Ay is 122 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Epernay at 3 km and Reims at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ay, 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 Ay in Grand-Est.

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


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

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

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

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