Azay-le-Rideau tourism and travel guide

Photo of Azay-le-Rideau in Indre-et-Loire

Visit Azay-le-Rideau: highlights and tourist information

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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

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.

Azay-le-Rideau 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 22 kilometres from Tours, the department capital (general information: Azay-le-Rideau is 226 kilometres from Paris).

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Langeais at 8 km and Langeais at 8 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Azay-le-Rideau, 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 Azay-le-Rideau 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 Azay-le-Rideau

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)

More information about Azay-le-Rideau, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Azay-le-Rideau, France

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 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)

Geography and distances

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

Azay-le-Rideau 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 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