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

Luynes is a commune in the department of Indre-et-Loire. Typical small town in the Touraine region, it is located not far from the Regional Natural Park Loire-Anjou-Touraine. Crossed by the Loire river World Heritage of UNESCO, it dates at least from the Middle Ages and was called before Maille.

Quiet little city, Luynes offers a unique historical and architectural heritage, all in a natural setting of the most enchanting. You can admire many remarkable monuments, and proximity to the city of Tours offers the opportunity to discover one of the most beautiful cities of the region.

Besides tourism, visitors can learn about the gastronomy of the region, very rich, especially the pleasure of rillettes de Touraine, whose Brotherhood was born in Luynes in 1977. It is not difficult to go with the sweet life that reigns in this city with wealth.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude47.3848820 (N 47° 23’ 6”)
Longitude0.5542930 (E 0° 33’ 15”)
AltitudeFrom 39m to 105m
Surface area34.01 km²
Population5380 inhabitants
Density158 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureTours (12.7 km, 18 min)
Insee code37139
IntercommunalityCA Tours
TerritoryLoire Valley, Touraine
RegionCentre-Loire Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Étienne-de-Chigny3.7 km (7 min)
Fondettes5 km (8 min)
Cinq-Mars-la-Pile8.3 km (11 min)
Pernay8.7 km (15 min)
Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire9.5 km (14 min)
Saint-Roch10.4 km (16 min)
La Membrolle-sur-Choisille10.7 km (17 min)
La Riche11.1 km (13 min)
Tours11.8 km (17 min)
Cléré-les-Pins14.5 km (15 min)
Saint-Genouph14.7 km (18 min)
Saint-Pierre-des-Corps14.8 km (23 min)
Ambillou15.2 km (21 min)
Mazières-de-Touraine15.5 km (19 min)
Langeais15.9 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

Luynes, located in the perimeter of the Loire Valley, World Heritage of UNESCO, is full of attractions to explore and enjoy.

Luynes Castle, built in the twelfth century, is located on the heights of the city. It still has buildings ranging from the twelfth to the fourteenth century and was listed historic monument in the early twentieth century. Private property, he may, however, visit daily from March to September. In addition to the barns, the dungeon, stables, or the brick house, one can also enjoy the architecture of the castle chapel, as well as the charm of the park.

On the list of Historical Monuments, the Roman aqueduct dating from the second century, will now present ruins. However, they remain impressive, and it is the most imposing aqueduct still visible in the west of France.

The present church Sainte-Geneviève date of 1874. It was built on the remains of the original building dating from the mid-tenth century. All of his furniture, pulpit, stained glass windows representing local saints, the Cross... is classified as an historic monument. One can also discover the famous portraits of donors like the dukes and duchesses of Luynes.

Walking through the streets of the city, you can admire halls dating from the fifteenth century and a magnificent house of merchants from the same era. Based on a vaulted cellar, it has a facade classified historic monument, on which one can see beautiful sculptures. The city is also home to cave dwellings, typical of the region, the barn of the old ducal hospital, or the beautiful priory of Saint-Venant dating from the sixth century and now houses guest rooms.

To learn more about the village and its history, you can visit the fossil museum with collections from around. Not far away, the phonograph museum offers visitors real collectibles.

Landscaped, Loire edges are occasionally beautiful walks to discover unique landscapes and splendid.

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Events and festivities

Luynes is an active and cultural town that every year puts forward its many attractions and other traditions.

Luynes The weekly market takes place every Saturday morning. In summer, the city also offers a very interesting night market with local artisans. December is the opportunity to enjoy the festivities of the Christmas market.

In June, Luynes proposes each year its famous feast of Saint John with many other festivities and balls of all kinds.

In early July, the short film festival takes place Luynes, with screenings of short films and meetings with film professionals.

Every year, between July and August, Luynes is one of the cities hosting the theater festival in Val Luynes. Classical and modern theater pieces are available in the course of the castles of the region.

The raid of the Val de Luynes, established in 2014, is a step by Luynes in early September. Sports, the event is an opportunity to discover the landscapes of the region.


Saturday 21 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 18°C
Sunday 22 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 16°C
Monday 23 october
Min. 7°C - Max. 18°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Discovery Day in a Minibus: Châteaux d'Amboise, Chenonceau, Chambord & Clos Lucé – Leaving from Tours
Culture and education142 € Tours (10.5 km)
Excursion to the Langeais, Ussé, Azay-le-Rideau & Villandry Châteaux in a Minibus – Departing from Tours
Culture and education133 € Tours (10.5 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 (10.5 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 (10.5 km)
The Unmissable Châteaux of Chenonceau, Amboise, Chambord & Cheverny – Departing from Tours
Culture and education129 € Tours (10.5 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Barn Vaugarni
HikeEasy2h00Pont-de-Ruan (13.8 km)
Hamlet of La Basse Chevrière
Village visitEasy3h00Saché (15.4 km)
Mysteries and old stones
HikeEasy3h00Saché (15.4 km)
Dolus-le-Sec Wind Turbine
Village visitEasy30 minDolus-le-Sec (35 km)
The Heritage of Vaas
HikeIntermediate2h30Vaas (36 km)


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