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Thizay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Thizay in Indre-et-Loire

Photo is of Chateau de Chinon at 7 km from Thizay

Visit Thizay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Chinon at 7 km and Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church at 7 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Thizay, 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 Thizay 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 7 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau de Chinon guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 7 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
Candes-Saint-Martin

Candes-Saint-Martin

Most Beautiful Village at 7 km (direction west-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 7 km (direction west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see:...

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
 
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Chinon

Chinon

at 8 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chinon guide
Montsoreau

Montsoreau

Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction west-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Montsoreau guide
Chateau d'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 14 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateau d'Ussé guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau du Rivau guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 19 km (direction west-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Saumur guide
Tavant

Tavant

at 19 km (direction east)

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

See Tavant guide
Saumur

Saumur

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

The town of Saumur, in the shadow of the...

See Saumur guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 23 km (direction west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide
Crissay-sur-Manse

Crissay-sur-Manse

Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction east)

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

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 is...

See Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau guide

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

Map of places to visit near Thizay

 
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Markets in and near Thizay

  • Avoine: market Friday (5km)
  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (8km)
  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (8km)
  • Bourgueil: market Tuesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Saumur: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (20km)
  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (22km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Azay-le-Rideau: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Langeais: market Sunday (27km)

More information about Thizay, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Thizay, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Loudun (18km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (18km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (23km)

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 (47km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (34km)
 
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Geography and distances

Thizay is in the eastern-center of France at 48 kilometres from Tours, the department capital (general information: Thizay is 249 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Thizay

Canton: Chinon

Arrondissement: Chinon

Department: Indre-et-Loire

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 37500

Distance to Thizay

from Tours (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 249 km

from Calais: 439 km

from Nice: 676 km

from Bordeaux: 265 km

from Strasbourg: 588 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 Thizay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Avoine, Beaumont-en-Veron, Candes-Saint-Martin, Cinais, Couziers, La Roche-Clermault, Lerne, Saint-Germain-sur-Vienne, Savigny-en-Veron and Seuilly.

This page in French: Visiter Thizay

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