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TownChançayReugny at 3.6 km (4 min)
Insee code37052Noizay at 4.2 km (7 min)
Postcode37210Vernou-sur-Brenne at 4.2 km (6 min)
Latitude47.4510490Neuillé-le-Lierre at 7.7 km (9 min)
Longitude0.8727560Nazelles-Négron at 8.1 km (13 min)
AltitudeFrom 54 to 115 metersMontreuil-en-Touraine at 9.1 km (12 min)
Surface15.04 km²Vouvray at 9.8 km (11 min)
Population1135 inhabitantsPocé-sur-Cisse at 11.2 km (19 min)
Density75 inhabitants/km²Auzouer-en-Touraine at 11.4 km (14 min)
Chief townTours (at 18.8 km, 23 min)Monnaie at 11.8 km (15 min)
DepartmentIndre-et-LoireLa Ville-aux-Dames at 13.3 km (15 min)
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Charming village situated in the peaceful valley of the Brenne which flows the river bearing his name, is Chançay city in the 10th century in the charter of the abbey of Marmoutier under the name Cansiacum. The church of Saint-Pierre is a strong story about the seventh crusade through the gift of a relic of the true cross reported by the lord of Chançay, Hardouin de Maille, in 1285.


  • Bring your family share a pleasant moment at the water and discover the Quintaine the park, the Italianate gardens and garden conservatory Valmer Castle, labeled Remarkable Garden. This valley is dotted with pleasant private property such as the castle of Montfort Manor Vaumorin.
  • The church of Saint-Pierre Chançay:
  • Original church dating from the early 12th century and destroyed in 1750 by a rockslide detached from the hillside. The church, under the patronage of St. Peter was built in 1789 under the direction of Luce, architect Tours in the tithe barn on the foundations of a tower of the old castle. It is mentioned as a curiosity in the manuscripts a relic of the True Cross donated to the church in 1285 by Hardouin de Maille, Lord Chançay.
  • Visits every day from morning to night. Open from 9am to 18pm. Free.
  • Gardens of Valmer
  • The terraced gardens of the Italian Valmer Castle offers a unique view into Touraine since the Renaissance. Balustrades, statues, columns, stairs and fountains punctuate different atmospheres where hedges, flowers, fruits and vegetables thrive with elegance and harmony. The garden-conservatory features over 1,000 varieties of vegetable plants, fruit, condiments, aromatic and officinal. Exceptional troglodyte chapel of 1524. Valmer wines: the estate produces wines of Vouvray dry, semi-dry and sweet, prepared and bottled at the chateau by the owner. Valmer, an enchanting gardens dedicated to the pleasures and wine.
  • Opening July 1 to August 31 from Thursday to Tuesday from 11h to 18h. Open the first weekend of June and the 3rd weekend of September. Last admission 18h.
  • Summer at Valmer Castle: Every Wednesday in July and August at 15h, come with your family to discover plants and edible flowers. Guided tours for children from 6 years (and adults who accompany them). Free for children up to 18 years. Without reservation.
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Leisure centresCastle Park of Valmer
MonumentsCastle of Valmer,   Manor of Monfort
Natural sitesWood of Chançay


Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Discover the Loire in Canadian CanoesNature and the outdoorsFrom 16 € to 338 €Amboise (9.4 km)
Tour and tasting at Nitray CastleCulture and educationFrom 5 € to 7 €Athée-sur-Cher (12.3 km)
Discover the art of glass-blowingCraft5 €Chargé (13.1 km)
Hot air balloon flights in the Loire ValleyNature and the outdoorsFrom 209 € to 740 €Chenonceaux (19.8 km)
Guided cruise in ChenonceauNature and the outdoorsFrom 6.50 € to 9.50 €Chisseaux (21 km)

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Monday 26 January
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Tuesday 27 January
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Wednesday 28 January
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French cuisine restaurantChâteau de Noizay  
At the heart of the Loire castles and vineyards of Vouvray, between Ambroise and Tours, Château de Noizay houses a 4-star hotel and a gourmet restaurant. The building dates back to...
Located 3.5 km from Chançay69 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Cave  
EXCEPTIONAL SETTING - In the heart of Touraine, on the banks of the Loire, made a discovery of the most surprising and enchanting: the restaurant troglodyte La Cave. A cave in the chalk...
Located 6.8 km from Chançay39 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantToque et Vins  
SWEET LIFE - On the banks of the Loire, in a beautiful house in the local style, Toques & Wine restaurant welcomes you in a refined and comfortable environment. If time permits, you...
Located 7.1 km from Chançay46 € per person 

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Mill with 5 bedroomsLe Moulin des Landes  
Situated in the heart of the 'Vouvray' wine country and the many Castles of the Loire Valley (unesco), this charming XVth Century flour mill surrounded by a stream opens its doors to...
Located 3.9 km from ChançayFrom 73 € to 105 € the double room 
Manor house with 5 bedroomsLes Perce Neige  
Former post of the nineteenth century, Perce Neige is located in the village of Vernou sur Brenne 4 km from Vouvray and its vineyards. Halfway between Tours and Amboise, the house is...
Located 4 km from ChançayFrom 69 € to 102 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLa Tonnelle  
At vouvray, 10 km from Tours and Amboise, chambres d'hôtes in an old restored house that once belonged to a wine-grower. Surrounded by old stone walls, vines growing over the terrace,...
Located 6.7 km from ChançayFrom 65 € to 82 € the double room 

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House for 6 personsGite Le troglo -mignon
Semi- troglodyte gite can accommodate 6 people. A semi -troglodyte space for 4 people and complement the wine house with the ability to accommodate 2 extra people with a bathroom and...
Located 7.2 km from ChançayFrom 470 € to 560 € per week 
Apartment for 2 personsStudios de soizick, en bord de loire  
2 Studios very quaint and very quiet and fully equipped and independent ground floor of an old coaching inn, located on the Loire, opposite the Chateau d'Amboise, near downtown, train...
Located 9 km from ChançayFrom 300 € to 450 € per week 
Caravan for 14 personsLa ferme des hayes
Unusual and atypical trailers 2 to 4 people with all the necessary comfort for an unforgettable stay in the heart of the Loire Valley. Equipped with solar panels, a kitchenette with...
Located 10.7 km from Chançay300 € per week 

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168 places over 3,5 haAirotel la Mignardiere    
At 8 km southwest of Tours (Loire Valley), your ideal location for exploring the area and its castles.
Located 21 km from ChançayFrom 18 € to 25 € per day 
73 places over 1,7 haLes GRANGES    
The camping barn in the heart of Val de Loire World Heritage Site by unesco, is on the route of the castles of the Loire are witnessing a unique history. The camping granges you will...
Located 25 km from ChançayFrom 10 € to 22 € per day 

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Chateau de Jallanges - Hotel in ChançayChateau de Jallanges    
Bordered by a forest of cedar trees and set in a Renaissance-style garden in the town of Vouvray is the Chateau de Jallanges, built in 1465 by King Louis XI. All of the heated guest...
Located 3.3 km from ChançayRoom from 160 €
Château De Noizay - Hotel in ChançayChâteau De Noizay     
This 16th-century castle, now a 4-star hotel, is situated on 24 hectares between Amboise and Tours. It offers an outdoor heated pool and private tennis courts. The rooms are located...
Located 3.4 km from Chançay
Auberge de la Brenne - Hotel in ChançayAuberge de la Brenne     
Located a 20-minute drive from the Vouvray Vineyards, Auberge de la Brenne offers a garden, terrace and a bar. It is a 30-minute drive from Tours and Château du Clos Lucé in Amboise...
Located 7.1 km from ChançayRoom from 77 €

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Le Clos d'Amboise
Housed in a mansion in the heart of the old town, Le Clos D'amboise is surrounded by a large landscaped garden. The property was built in the 17th century....
Le Clos d'Amboise
Housed in a mansion in the heart of the old town, Le Clos D'amboise is surrounded by a large landscaped garden. The property...
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