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Pernay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Pernay in Indre-et-Loire

Photo is of Chateau de Villandry at 12 km from Pernay

Visit Pernay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Villandry at 12 km and Langeais at 15 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Pernay, 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 Pernay in Centre-Loire Valley.

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

Chateau de Villandry

Chateau de Villandry

Castle at 12 km (direction south)

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

See Chateau de Villandry guide


at 15 km (direction south-west)

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

See Langeais guide
Chateau de Langeais

Chateau de Langeais

Castle at 15 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chateau de Langeais guide


at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Tours guide
Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Cathedral at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters guide


at 20 km (direction south-south-west)

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

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

Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Castle at 21 km (direction south-south-west)

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

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

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 27 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chateau d'Ussé guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction south)

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

See Crissay-sur-Manse guide
Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 34 km (direction west-north-west), in the Sarthe department

The Chateau de Lude and its lovely gardens are the closest...

See Chateau du Lude guide


at 34 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chinon guide


at 36 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Tavant guide


at 36 km (direction east)

Although it is the castle that attracts visitors to Amboise, you will...

See Amboise guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 37 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chateau de Chinon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Pernay


Markets in and near Pernay

  • Luynes: market Saturday (8km)
  • Fondettes: market Wednesday & Sunday (9km)
  • Neuille-Pont-Pierre: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire: market Tuesday & Friday (13km)
  • La Riche: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Ballan-Mire: market Sunday & Friday (14km)
  • Langeais: market Sunday (15km)
  • Joue-les-Tours: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (16km)
  • Saint-Pierre-Des-Corps: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (18km)
  • Saint-Paterne-Racan: market Thursday (18km)

More information about Pernay, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Pernay, France

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


  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (32km)

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 (13km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (38km)

Geography and distances

Pernay is in the eastern-center of France at 15 kilometres from Tours, the department capital (general information: Pernay is 209 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pernay

Canton: Neuillé-Pont-Pierre

Arrondissement: Tours

Department: Indre-et-Loire

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 37230

Distance to Pernay

from Tours (prefecture): 15 km

from Paris: 209 km

from Calais: 402 km

from Nice: 671 km

from Bordeaux: 301 km

from Strasbourg: 554 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 Pernay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ambillou and Semblancay.

This page in French: Visiter Pernay

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