Saint-Ay tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Ay: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Ay is situated in the Loiret department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the western-centre of France at 13 kilometres from Orleans, the department capital (general information: Saint-Ay is 120 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Meung-sur-Loire at 5 km and Les Jardins de Roquelin at 5 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Ay, 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 Saint-Ay in Centre-Loire Valley.

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Loiret

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

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

  • Les prés-Culand (5km)
  • Parc Floral de la Source (14km)
  • Jardin du château de Talcy (25km)
  • Arboretum des grandes bruyères (38km)
  • Roseraie des terrasses de l’évêché (43km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (45km)
  • Domaine régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire (60km)

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

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

Saint-Ay is in the western-centre of France. 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