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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
TerritoryLoire Valley, Touraine
RegionCentre-Loire 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)
Pont-de-Ruan13.8 km (13 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

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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Saturday 21 october
Min. 10°C - Max. 17°C
Sunday 22 october
Min. 8°C - Max. 15°C
Monday 23 october
Min. 7°C - Max. 18°C

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
Hot-air ballooning over Touraine
Nature and the great outdoors134 € to 179 € Sainte-Catherine-de-Fierbois (18.1 km)
Excursion to the Langeais, Ussé, Azay-le-Rideau & Villandry Châteaux in a Minibus – Departing from Tours
Culture and education133 € Tours (22 km)
Minibus Excursion to the Châteaux de Azay-le-Rideau, Chenonceau, Amboise, Wine Cellar and Visit to the Villandry Gardens – Leaving from Tours
Culture and education139 € Tours (22 km)
Minibus Excursion to the Azay-le-Rideau, Chenonceau, and Chambord Châteaux and Visit to the Villandry Gardens – Leaving from Tours
Culture and education133 € Tours (22 km)
Discovery Day in a Minibus: Châteaux d'Amboise, Chenonceau, Chambord & Clos Lucé – Leaving from Tours
Culture and education142 € Tours (22 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)


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