Saint-Germain-sur-Vienne tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church at 3 km from Saint-Germain-sur-Vienne

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Saint-Germain-sur-Vienne 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 Saint-Germain-sur-Vienne in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church at 3 km and Candes-Saint-Martin at 3 km.

Saint-Germain-sur-Vienne, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 3 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 3 km (direction north-west)

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

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 4 km (direction west-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see: it is one...

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Most Beautiful Village at 4 km (direction west-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Montsoreau, listed as a 'most beautiful villages in France', also has an...

See Montsoreau guide


at 10 km (direction east)

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

See Chinon guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 11 km (direction east)

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

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Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 15 km (direction west-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location with views across...

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at 15 km (direction west-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The town of Saumur, in the shadow of the famous castle, is...

See Saumur guide
Chateau d'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 16 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 20 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 20 km (direction west-south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

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at 23 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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Chateau de Langeais

Chateau de Langeais

Castle at 27 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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at 27 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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Markets in and near Saint-Germain-sur-Vienne

  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (4km)
  • Avoine: market Friday (6km)
  • Bourgueil: market Tuesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (11km)
  • Saumur: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (16km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (26km)
  • Longue-Jumelles: market Thursday (26km)
  • Langeais: market Sunday (27km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Germain-sur-Vienne, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (20km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (20km)
  • Loudun (20km)

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)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (30km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Germain-sur-Vienne is in the eastern-center of France at 50 kilometres from Tours, the department capital (general information: Saint-Germain-sur-Vienne is 249 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Germain-sur-Vienne

Canton: Chinon

Arrondissement: Chinon

Department: Indre-et-Loire

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 37500

Distance to Saint-Germain-sur-Vienne

from Tours (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 249 km

from Calais: 437 km

from Nice: 680 km

from Bordeaux: 267 km

from Strasbourg: 591 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 Saint-Germain-sur-Vienne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Candes-Saint-Martin, Chouze-sur-Loire, Couziers, Fontevraud l'Abbaye, Montsoreau, Savigny-en-Veron, Thizay, Turquant and Varennes-sur-Loire.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Germain-sur-Vienne