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La Tour-Saint-Gelin tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Tavant at 8 km from La Tour-Saint-Gelin

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La Tour-Saint-Gelin 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 La Tour-Saint-Gelin in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Tavant at 8 km and Chateau du Rivau at 8 km.

La Tour-Saint-Gelin, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction )

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

See Tavant guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 8 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chateau du Rivau guide


Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction north-east)

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

See Crissay-sur-Manse guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 18 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chateau de Chinon guide
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at 20 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chinon guide
Chateau d'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 24 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Chateau d'Ussé guide
Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Castle at 24 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau guide


at 24 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Azay-le-Rideau guide


at 28 km (direction south-south-east), in the Vienne department

The quiet regional town of Chatellerault has some notable 18th century townhouses...

See Chatellerault guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 30 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
Chateau de Langeais

Chateau de Langeais

Castle at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateau de Langeais guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 31 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


Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide


at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Langeais guide

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Markets in and near La Tour-Saint-Gelin

  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (7km)
  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (18km)
  • Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine: market Friday (18km)
  • Descartes: market Sunday (24km)
  • Avoine: market Friday (24km)
  • Azay-le-Rideau: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Chatellerault: market Wednesday & Thursday all day & Saturday (28km)
  • Artannes-sur-Indre: market Friday (28km)
  • Langeais: market Sunday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near La Tour-Saint-Gelin, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (25km)
  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (54km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (24km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (43km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (44km)

Geography and distances

La Tour-Saint-Gelin is in the eastern-center of France at 44 kilometres from Tours, the department capital (general information: La Tour-Saint-Gelin is 248 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Tour-Saint-Gelin

Canton: Richelieu

Arrondissement: Chinon

Department: Indre-et-Loire

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 37120

Distance to La Tour-Saint-Gelin

from Tours (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 248 km

from Calais: 446 km

from Nice: 653 km

from Bordeaux: 257 km

from Strasbourg: 574 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 La Tour-Saint-Gelin from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Braslou, Brizay, Chaveignes, Chezelles, Courcoue, Lemere, Luze, Richelieu, Theneuil and Verneuil-le-Chateau.

This page in French: Visiter La Tour-Saint-Gelin


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