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Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire

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

Saint-Cyr-Sur-Loire is a commune of Indre-et-Loire in the heart of Touraine, less than 5 km from the city of Tours.

Dominating the north bank of the Loire World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire offers a pleasant living environment in the countryside on the heights of Tours.

Gardens, parks, wooded hillsides and old mansions that draw the city give it a garden city image. Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire notably obtained the label Towns and Villages in Bloom (4 flowers) for its quality environment between tradition and modernity, guaranteeing a perfectly controlled urbanism.

With a rich history, Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire invites you to discover its heritage. Many celebrities have also resided Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire such as Honoré de Balzac, Anatole France, Alexis de Tocqueville, Henri Bergson, or painters Cazan and Lobin. The churches, the park Perraudière and castles are all must-visit places to visit during a stay in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire.

Throughout the year, the town celebrates the culture with many shows, events and other exhibitions and concerts.

Geographical information

MunicipalitySaint-Cyr-sur-Loire
Postcode37540
Tourism label
Latitude47.4013660 (N 47° 24’ 5”)
Longitude0.6633599 (E 0° 39’ 48”)
AltitudeFrom 45m to 101m
Surface area13.50 km²
Population16561 inhabitants
Density1226 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureTours (3.5 km, 9 min)
Insee code37214
IntercommunalityCA Tours
DepartmentIndre-et-Loire
RegionLoire Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Tours2.8 km (7 min)
La Riche4.1 km (8 min)
Saint-Pierre-des-Corps5.9 km (13 min)
La Membrolle-sur-Choisille6 km (10 min)
Fondettes6.2 km (11 min)
Saint-Genouph7.7 km (12 min)
Rochecorbon8.2 km (14 min)
La Ville-aux-Dames8.8 km (15 min)
Saint-Avertin8.9 km (14 min)
Mettray9.2 km (15 min)
Luynes9.5 km (14 min)
Joué-lès-Tours9.8 km (13 min)
Notre-Dame-d'Oé10.2 km (17 min)
Parçay-Meslay10.3 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

As a green city, Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire the town revolves around many parks and gardens: the Park Perraudière the Montjoie Park, the Green Square or the Literary Park Tour. Various cultural events are regularly organized.

The Perraudière park, with an area of ​​5 hectares, is the largest city park. Designed in the late nineteenth century, it houses a mansion that is the headquarters of the city, a cultural tour, a fitness trail, a wildlife park, a pavilion for exhibitions and over 120 labeled plants.

Literary Park Tower to 2 hectares celebrates literature and authors, with a stroll in five stages, each dedicated to a particular genre: poetry, storytelling, drama, romance and philosophy.

Covering an area of ​​1 hectare, the Montjoie Park offers a walk in a garden setting and quick access to the Perraudière Park. It is located along the Avenue of the Republic, in the heart of Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire.

The Green Square is a square garden, innovative concept where devices vegetable scenes spare openings in the heart of the garden, providing an open space.

Discover the cultural heritage of the city including the Saint-Cyr church and St. Julitta facing the Loire and St. Pius X Church, attached to the parish of Our Lady of Choisille.

The city also has many mansions and castles, including Charentais Castle, built in 1858 to plans by the architect Jean-Charles Jacquemin.

An equestrian center welcomes the public throughout the year, with walks and initiations horse and pony.

Places of interest

Monuments
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

City Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire offers bi-weekly market on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 8am to 12.30pm. The Tuesday market is exclusively food, with a score of traders from offering their fruits, vegetables, fish, cheeses and meats. The Friday market has more than 40 exhibitors of food products, as well as flower vendors, clothing and footwear.

The national holiday of July 14 is a key event in Saint-Cyr, including fireworks and a ball on the esplanade of Children's Rights.

In early October, the event at the Heart Natur'ô Perraudière park celebrates the gardens, nature, flowers, also with a public awareness of the environmental preservation.

In December, there is the designer market at the mansion of the Tower and a key event for children, Santa has to Perraudière with company carriage rides in Santa and treats for good children.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tour and tasting at Nitray Castle
Culture and education5 € to 7 € Athée-sur-Cher (19.2 km)
French-style square foot gardening course
Culture and education5 € to 7 € Azay-le-Rideau (19.9 km)
Private Helicopter Flight of Châteaux de Langeais, Villandry and Luynes
Entertainment580 € Neuvy-le-Roi (20 km)
Private Helicopter Flight – Chenonceau, Amboise, Pagoda of Chanteloup
Entertainment770 € Neuvy-le-Roi (20 km)
Discover the Loire in Canadian Canoes
Nature and the great outdoors17 € to 338 € Amboise (24 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Barn Vaugarni
HikeEasy2h00Pont-de-Ruan (16.9 km)
Hamlet of La Basse Chevrière
Village visitEasy3h00Saché (19.4 km)
Mysteries and old stones
HikeEasy3h00Saché (19.4 km)
Dolus-le-Sec Wind Turbine
Village visitEasy30 minDolus-le-Sec (32 km)
The Heritage of Vaas
HikeIntermediate2h30Vaas (39 km)

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