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Canton de Langeais, Arrondissement de Chinon.

Area: 3417 ha.

Inhabitants: the Mazériens

Origin of name: from the Latin maceria "boundary wall" and by extension "ruined building."

The town is set in an open clearing in the middle of a large expanse of woods and heathland. The development of the territory appears to date from the Gallic period or Gallo-Roman. After a period of neglect, colonization resumes, probably around the thirteenth century. The population decreases during the eighteenth century and increases in the following century with the clearing of heathland. The twentieth century witnessed an uneven demographic trends: the number of inhabitants actually increases at the end of the century. The church, some properties and the cave up the bulk of the heritage.

The first official census of the population of France took place in 1801 under Napoleon Bonaparte. Previously, it falls in the parish registers of Mazières a count of 561 inhabitants in 1761. Starting from 600 in 1801 Mazières saw its population drop to 547 in 1811, during the Napoleonic wars in which the town gave its tribute. With the agricultural revolution in the nineteenth century, the population grows to reach 967 inhabitants in 1901. The two world wars and the rural exodus are driving down the number to 608 in 1975. Since the population is growing steadily to 1108 inhabitants in 2005.

Geographical information

Latitude47.3833879 (N 47° 23’ 0”)
Longitude0.4246860 (E 0° 25’ 29”)
AltitudeFrom 52m to 109m
Surface area34.18 km²
Population1301 inhabitants
Density38 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureTours (15.2 mi, 27 min)
Insee code37150
IntercommunalityCC Touraine Ouest Val de Loire
TerritoryLoire Valley, Touraine
RegionCentre-Loire Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Cléré-les-Pins3.4 mi (5 min)
Cinq-Mars-la-Pile4.4 mi (10 min)
Langeais5.8 mi (11 min)
Saint-Étienne-de-Chigny6.7 mi (14 min)
Savigné-sur-Lathan7 mi (12 min)
Ambillou7.1 mi (13 min)
La Chapelle-aux-Naux8 mi (15 min)
Hommes8.3 mi (15 min)
Lignières-de-Touraine8.5 mi (16 min)
Avrillé-les-Ponceaux8.5 mi (17 min)
Vallères9.1 mi (18 min)
Villandry9.2 mi (17 min)
Luynes9.6 mi (19 min)
Bréhémont10 mi (19 min)

Things to see and do

Events and festivities


Monday 22 may
Min. 11°C - Max. 21°C
Tuesday 23 may
Min. 11°C - Max. 24°C
Wednesday 24 may
Min. 13°C - Max. 22°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Electrically-assisted Fat Bike hire
Sports sensations49 € to 89 € Joué-lès-Tours (11.8 mi)
Discovery Day in a Minibus: Châteaux d'Amboise, Chenonceau, Chambord & Clos Lucé – Leaving from Tours
Culture and education149 € Tours (12.6 mi)
Excursion to the Langeais, Ussé, Azay-le-Rideau & Villandry Châteaux in a Minibus – Departing from Tours
Culture and education143 € Tours (12.6 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 (12.6 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 (12.6 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Stack of Cinq-Mars
HikeEasy1h00Cinq-Mars-la-Pile (3.3 mi)
Hamlet of La Basse Chevrière
Village visitEasy3h00Saché (11 mi)
Mysteries and old stones
HikeEasy3h00Saché (11 mi)
Barn Vaugarni
HikeEasy2h00Pont-de-Ruan (11 mi)
Dolmen of the Grotte aux Fées and the castle of Plessis
Village visitEasy2h00Mettray (11.5 mi)


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