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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Indre-et-Loire

Azay-le-Rideau - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Indre-et-Loire

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude47.2617700 (N 47° 15’ 42”)
Longitude0.4657400 (E 0° 27’ 57”)
AltitudeFrom 36m to 102m
Surface area27.34 km²
Population3563 inhabitants
Density130 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureTours (25 km, 26 min)
Insee code37014
IntercommunalityCC du Pays d'Azay-Le-Rideau
RegionLoire Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Vallères6.1 km (8 min)
Lignières-de-Touraine6.4 km (9 min)
Cheillé6.4 km (10 min)
Villaines-les-Rochers6.8 km (10 min)
Saché7.2 km (9 min)
Rivarennes9.4 km (14 min)
Druye9.7 km (10 min)
La Chapelle-aux-Naux10.1 km (13 min)
Bréhémont10.2 km (16 min)
Langeais10.2 km (15 min)
Villandry11.2 km (13 min)
Thilouze12.3 km (16 min)
Artannes-sur-Indre12.8 km (12 min)
Neuil12.9 km (15 min)

Things to see and do

Visit Castle Azay-le-Rideau.

Maurice Dufresne museum visit, at a place called "Moulin de Marnay": exhibition of vehicles and machinery of yesteryear.

Valley of Goupillières cave, discover troglodyte habitat.

Castle Gardens of Chatonnière, a core of flowers in a charming valley.

Château de l'Islet, Camille Claudel and Rodin were several guests.

Vineyards and winemakers.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Fresh Market, every Wednesday morning from 8:30 to 13h on the role of AFN. And every Saturday morning from 8:30 to 13h on the Republic Square.

Azay-le-Rideau marathon, the last weekend of April.

Fall Fair, the last weekend of October. Sale of apples, and usually live music, craftsmen at work, fun fair and yard sales.


Castle Azay-le-Rideau (Berthé © CMN)
Castle Azay-le-Rideau (Berthé © CMN)
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Castle Gardens Chatonnière
Castle Gardens Chatonnière
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

In the vicinity: Château d'Ussé (Rigny-Ussé), Musée de Balzac (Sache), Basketry Villaines-les-Rochers, Pears Tape Rivarennes.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
French-style square foot gardening course
Culture and education5 € to 7 € Azay-le-Rideau
Hot-air ballooning over Touraine
Nature and the great outdoors134 € to 179 € Sainte-Catherine-de-Fierbois (18.1 km)
Tour and tasting at Nitray Castle
Culture and education5 € to 7 € Athée-sur-Cher (34 km)
Horse ride or trek
Nature and the great outdoors25 € to 100 € Roiffé (36 km)
Le Châtelier Castle music festival
Entertainment12 € Paulmy (41 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Hamlet of La Basse Chevrière
Village visitEasy3h00Saché (6.1 km)
Mysteries and old stones
HikeEasy3h00Saché (6.1 km)
Barn Vaugarni
HikeEasy2h00Pont-de-Ruan (8.3 km)
HikeEasy1h30Nouâtre (24 km)
Dolus-le-Sec Wind Turbine
Village visitEasy30 minDolus-le-Sec (34 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals