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Marcay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Marcay in Indre-et-Loire

Photo is of Chateau de Chinon at 8 km from Marcay

Visit Marcay: highlights and tourist information

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

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

Marcay, 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 Marcay in Centre-Loire Valley.

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

Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 8 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Chinon guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 8 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau du Rivau guide


at 10 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chinon guide


at 13 km (direction east)

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

See Tavant guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 16 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 16 km (direction north-west)

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

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide


Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction north-west)

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

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction 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 18 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chateau d'Ussé guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction east)

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

See Crissay-sur-Manse guide
Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Castle at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau guide


at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Azay-le-Rideau guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 28 km (direction west-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location...

See Chateau de Saumur guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 28 km (direction west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Château de Montreuil-Bellay is an impressive 15th century castle surrouned...

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Indre-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Marcay


Markets in and near Marcay

  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (9km)
  • Avoine: market Friday (12km)
  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (13km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (18km)
  • Bourgueil: market Tuesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Azay-le-Rideau: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Saumur: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (28km)
  • Langeais: market Sunday (29km)

More information about Marcay, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Marcay, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (14km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (14km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (28km)

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 (48km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (40km)

Geography and distances

Marcay is in the eastern-center of France at 48 kilometres from Tours, the department capital (general information: Marcay is 252 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Marcay

Canton: Chinon

Arrondissement: Chinon

Department: Indre-et-Loire

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 37500

Distance to Marcay

from Tours (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 252 km

from Calais: 444 km

from Nice: 667 km

from Bordeaux: 259 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 Marcay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Assay, Beuxes, Cinais, La Roche-Clermault, Ligre, Riviere and Seuilly.

This page in French: Visiter Marcay

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