Cinais tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau de Chinon at 4 km from Cinais

Visit Cinais: highlights and tourist information

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Cinais is situated in the Indre-et-Loire department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Chinon at 4 km and Chinon at 6 km.

Cinais, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 4 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Chinon guide


at 6 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chinon guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 11 km (direction west-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see: it is one...

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 11 km (direction west-north-west)

The collegiate church of Candes-Saint-Martin has numerous medieval statues incorporated in the...

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide
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Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 12 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau du Rivau guide


Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction west-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Montsoreau, listed as a 'most beautiful villages in France', also has an...

See Montsoreau guide
Chateau d'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 14 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chateau d'Ussé guide


at 16 km (direction east)

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

See Tavant guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction east)

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

See Crissay-sur-Manse guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 23 km (direction west-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location with views across...

See Chateau de Saumur guide


at 23 km (direction west-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The town of Saumur, in the shadow of the famous castle, is...

See Saumur guide
Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Castle at 25 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau guide


at 25 km (direction east-north-east)

The village of Azay-le-Rideau is best known for its castle but also...

See Azay-le-Rideau guide

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Map of places to visit near Cinais


Markets in and near Cinais

  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (6km)
  • Avoine: market Friday (6km)
  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (12km)
  • Bourgueil: market Tuesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (18km)
  • Saumur: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (24km)
  • Azay-le-Rideau: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Langeais: market Sunday (26km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (26km)

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Tourist attractions near Cinais, France

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


  • 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 (26km)

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 (46km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (37km)

Geography and distances

Cinais is in the eastern-center of France at 47 kilometres from Tours, the department capital (general information: Cinais is 249 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cinais

Canton: Chinon

Arrondissement: Chinon

Department: Indre-et-Loire

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 37500

Distance to Cinais

from Tours (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 249 km

from Calais: 440 km

from Nice: 672 km

from Bordeaux: 264 km

from Strasbourg: 586 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 Cinais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaumont-en-Veron, Chinon, La Roche-Clermault, Lerne, Marcay, Seuilly and Thizay.

This page in French: Visiter Cinais


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