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The town of Cinq-Mars-la-Pile is located in the heart of the Loire Valley, west of the Center region and the department of Indre-et-Loire, 19 kilometers west of Tours, on the Roman road from Tours to Angers.

It had 3 175 inhabitants in 2007 (source INSEE) and covers an area of ​​20.11 km² north of the Loire, backed by a hill.

Small village with agricultural tradition and wine growing in a very touristy valley classified in the UNESCO World Heritage, the municipality of Cinq-Mars-la-Pile presents a certain tourist interest.

It takes its name from a curious monument in the shape of a tower, or pile, dating from the Roman period, which dominates the hillside a little east of the locality.

Originally "Terra Sancti Medardi", Saint-Médard, Saint-Mars and Cinq-Mars, spelling of the late sixteenth.

The town was under the yoke of the Ruzé d'Effiat Seigneury, family of the Marquis of Cinq-Mars, until 1768, then the Duke of Choiseul, only 5 days to practice an exchange with the Duke of Luynes.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude47.3529890 (N 47° 21’ 11”)
Longitude0.4778900 (E 0° 28’ 40”)
AltitudeFrom 37m to 101m
Surface area20.11 km²
Population3507 inhabitants
Density174 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureTours (12.5 mi, 24 min)
Insee code37077
IntercommunalityCC Touraine Ouest Val de Loire
TerritoryLoire Valley, Touraine
RegionCentre-Loire Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Étienne-de-Chigny2.3 mi (6 min)
Mazières-de-Touraine4.4 mi (10 min)
Langeais5.1 mi (9 min)
Luynes5.2 mi (11 min)
La Chapelle-aux-Naux6.3 mi (11 min)
Vallères6.3 mi (12 min)
Villandry6.6 mi (12 min)
Lignières-de-Touraine6.8 mi (11 min)
Pernay7.5 mi (16 min)
Fondettes7.6 mi (15 min)
Cléré-les-Pins7.6 mi (13 min)
Bréhémont8.3 mi (15 min)
Savonnières8.4 mi (15 min)
Druye9.8 mi (12 min)
Azay-le-Rideau9.8 mi (17 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest


Events and festivities

A small market on Thursday and Saturday morning.


Monday 22 may
Min. 11°C - Max. 22°C
Tuesday 23 may
Min. 11°C - Max. 24°C
Wednesday 24 may
Min. 14°C - Max. 23°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Electrically-assisted Fat Bike hire
Sports sensations49 € to 89 € Joué-lès-Tours (9.2 mi)
Excursion to the Langeais, Ussé, Azay-le-Rideau & Villandry Châteaux in a Minibus – Departing from Tours
Culture and education143 € Tours (10.4 mi)
Minibus Excursion to the Châteaux de Azay-le-Rideau, Chenonceau, Amboise, Wine Cellar and Visit to the Villandry Gardens – Leaving from Tours
Culture and education156 € Tours (10.4 mi)
Minibus Excursion to the Azay-le-Rideau, Chenonceau, and Chambord Châteaux and Visit to the Villandry Gardens – Leaving from Tours
Culture and education144 € Tours (10.4 mi)
Discovery Day in a Minibus: Châteaux d'Amboise, Chenonceau, Chambord & Clos Lucé – Leaving from Tours
Culture and education149 € Tours (10.4 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Stack of Cinq-Mars
Barn Vaugarni
HikeEasy2h00Pont-de-Ruan (7.8 mi)
Hamlet of La Basse Chevrière
Village visitEasy3h00Saché (8 mi)
Mysteries and old stones
HikeEasy3h00Saché (8 mi)
Dolmen of the Grotte aux Fées and the castle of Plessis
Village visitEasy2h00Mettray (10.6 mi)


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