Azay-le-Rideau tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The village of Azay-le-Rideau is best known for its castle but also has a pleasant centre with a historic church and mill to explore

Azay-le-Rideau is situated in the Indre-et-Loire department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Azay-le-Rideau. For detailed visitor information see the Azay-le-Rideau travel guide.

Attractions in Azay-le-Rideau

Not the most luxurious or largest castle in the region, it is the beauty and waterside location that gives the Chateau d'Azay-le Rideau its special charm: Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Azay-le-Rideau in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Langeais at 8 km and Langeais at 8 km.

Azay-le-Rideau, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Castle less than one km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau guide
Chateau de Langeais

Chateau de Langeais

Castle at 8 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chateau de Langeais guide
Langeais

Langeais

at 8 km (direction north-west)

Langeais is a small town with a pretty town centre, best known...

See Langeais guide
Chateau de Villandry

Chateau de Villandry

Castle at 10 km (direction north-north-east)

The rooms at Chateau de Villandry can be explored, but it is...

See Chateau de Villandry guide
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Crissay-sur-Manse

Crissay-sur-Manse

Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Crissay-sur-Manse guide
Chateau d'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 13 km (direction west)

The imposing Chateau d'Usse, next to the Loire, is an imposing medieval-renaissance...

See Chateau d'Ussé guide
Tavant

Tavant

at 16 km (direction south-south-west)

Tavant is a small village but a visit to se the murals...

See Tavant guide
Chinon

Chinon

at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chinon guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateau de Chinon guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 21 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chateau du Rivau guide
Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours

Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours

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

The basilica Saint-Martin is an imposing neo-byzantine church in the town of...

See Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours guide
Tours

Tours

at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

Tours is a large important town with numerous monuments, gardens and medieval...

See Tours guide
Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Cathedral at 23 km (direction east-north-east)

The la Psalette cloister and the cathedral of Tours together make a...

See Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters guide
Candes-Saint-Martin

Candes-Saint-Martin

Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction west)

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

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide

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Markets in and near Azay-le-Rideau

Market days in Azay-le-Rideau: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday;

  • Azay-le-Rideau: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Langeais: market Sunday (8km)
  • Artannes-sur-Indre: market Friday (9km)
  • Monts: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Ballan-Mire: market Sunday & Friday (14km)
  • Luynes: market Saturday (15km)
  • Joue-les-Tours: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (18km)
  • Fondettes: market Wednesday & Sunday (19km)
  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (19km)
  • Montbazon: market Tuesday (19km)

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Tourist attractions near Azay-le-Rideau, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (36km)
  • Aquarium de Loudun (40km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (22km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (49km)
 
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Geography and distances

Azay-le-Rideau is in the eastern-center of France at 22 kilometres from Tours, the department capital (general information: Azay-le-Rideau is 226 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Azay-le-Rideau

Canton: Azay-le-Rideau

Arrondissement: Chinon

Department: Indre-et-Loire

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 37190

Distance to Azay-le-Rideau

from Tours (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 226 km

from Calais: 422 km

from Nice: 661 km

from Bordeaux: 281 km

from Strasbourg: 562 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 Azay-le-Rideau from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cheille, Druye, Lignieres-de-Touraine, Sache, Valleres and Villaines-les-Rochers.

This page in French: Visiter Azay-le-Rideau

 
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