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Saint-Ay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Meung-sur-Loire at 5 km from Saint-Ay

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Saint-Ay is situated in the Loiret 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 Saint-Ay in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Meung-sur-Loire at 5 km and Les Jardins de Roquelin at 5 km.

Saint-Ay, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 5 km (direction west-south-west)

Meung sur Loire is a pretty medieval village near Orleans....

See Meung-sur-Loire guide
Les Jardins de Roquelin

Les Jardins de Roquelin

Garden at 5 km (direction west-south-west)

The Jardins de Roquelin is a pretty rose garden in the Loire...

See Les Jardins de Roquelin guide


at 12 km (direction west-south-west)

A small town on the banks of the Loire River, Beaugency squeezes...

See Beaugency guide


at 13 km (direction east-north-east)

The large town of Orleans has a great deal to recommend it:...

See Orleans guide
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Hotel Groslot

Hotel Groslot

at 13 km (direction east-north-east)

The Hotel Groslot is a beautiful mansion close to the cathedral in...

See Hotel Groslot guide
Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans

Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans

Cathedral at 13 km (direction east-north-east)

The carvings and grandeur of the western facade are the highlight of...

See Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Orleans guide
Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans

Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans

Garden at 14 km (direction east)

The Parc Floral de la Source is an extensive park to the...

See Parc Floral de la Source, Orleans guide
Chateau de Chambord

Chateau de Chambord

Castle at 32 km (direction south-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

The largest castle in the Loire Valley, Chateau de Chambord exceeds all...

See Chateau de Chambord guide
Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres

Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres

Garden at 38 km (direction east-north-east)

The arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres is a fabulous arboretum and garden near...

See Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres guide
Chateau de Chamerolles

Chateau de Chamerolles

Castle at 38 km (direction east-north-east)

The chateau de Chamerolles is an attractive chateau with a pretty Renaissance...

See Chateau de Chamerolles guide


National Monument at 39 km (direction west-north-west), in the Eure-et-Loir department

Both the castle and the town along the Loir River make Chateaudun...

See Chateaudun guide
Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey

Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey

Abbey at 42 km (direction east)

Fans of romanesque architecture will appreciate the many period features in the...

See Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey guide
Chateau de Blois

Chateau de Blois

Castle at 43 km (direction west-south-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

One of the most impressive of the Loire castles, the Chateau de...

See Chateau de Blois guide


at 44 km (direction west-south-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

The town of Blois, with its castle, cathedral, extensive historic centre and...

See Blois guide

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Map of places to visit near Saint-Ay


Markets in and near Saint-Ay

  • Meung-sur-Loire: market Sunday (5km)
  • Orleans: market every day except Monday (13km)
  • Beaugency: market Saturday all day (13km)
  • Fleury-les-Aubrais: market Tuesday & Sunday (15km)
  • Ouzouer-le-Marche: market Friday (18km)
  • Saint-Laurent-Nouan: market Friday (18km)
  • La Ferte-Saint-Aubin: market Thursday (21km)
  • Mer: market Monday (24km)
  • Marchenoir: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Montlivault: market Tuesday (33km)

More information about Saint-Ay, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Saint-Ay, France

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

National Monuments

  • Talcy Chateau (25km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

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-Jean-de-la-Ruelle (11km)
  • Olivet (11km)
  • Fleury-les-Aubrais (15km)
  • Saint-Cyr-en-Val (17km)
  • Pierrefitte-sur-Sauldre (49km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Ay is in the western-centre of France at 13 kilometres from Orleans, the department capital (general information: Saint-Ay is 120 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Ay

Canton: Meung-sur-Loire

Arrondissement: Orléans

Department: Loiret

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 45130

Distance to Saint-Ay

from Orleans (prefecture): 13 km

from Paris: 120 km

from Calais: 344 km

from Nice: 629 km

from Bordeaux: 380 km

from Strasbourg: 452 km

Getting here

Most visitors will either fly into one of the airports in Paris (Orly / Charles de Gaulle) or come via a ferry from the UK to a port such as Le Havre and Caen, 3-4 hours drive from here. For driving distances to Saint-Ay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Baule, Chaingy, Clery-Saint-Andre, Huisseau-sur-Mauves, Mareau-Aux-Pres and Meung-sur-Loire.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Ay


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