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

"South Gate of Touraine", Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine "City Stage - City of cheese" is located south of the Indre-et-Loire, 35 km from Tours, Chatelherault, Loches and Chinon. Served by the RD910, the A10 and the railway station Noyant-Sainte-Maure, Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine is a "city stage" between the castles of the Loire and Futuroscope.

The goat cheese AOC Sainte-Maure de Touraine is the "city of cheese", a gastronomic must-stop for discovering, directly from the producers, a largely rural area. Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine belongs to the network of European cities connected by the cheese.

Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine is the starting point of many walks that lead to the discovery of the history of the city and a natural heritage composed of valleys of the Manse (the valleys and hillsides Courtineau) and a little further from the Vienna the intermunicipal territory.

Phase of intense development, Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine has a dynamic business network.

With more than 4,000 inhabitants, has Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine public infrastructure (schools from kindergarten to college, stadiums, gymnasium, summer pool, rural hospital ...) necessary to accommodate all populations.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude47.1133219 (N 47° 6’ 48”)
Longitude0.6220780 (E 0° 37’ 19”)
AltitudeFrom 58m to 122m
Surface area40.41 km²
Population4199 inhabitants
Density103 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureTours (40 km, 29 min)
Insee code37226
IntercommunalityCC Touraine Val de Vienne
TerritoriesLoire Valley, Touraine
RegionCentre-Loire Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Noyant-de-Touraine5.6 km (10 min)
Sainte-Catherine-de-Fierbois6.5 km (7 min)
Sepmes7.8 km (9 min)
Draché8.4 km (9 min)
Pouzay9.1 km (11 min)
Nouâtre9.6 km (13 min)
Bossée9.6 km (11 min)
Saint-Épain10.2 km (13 min)
Trogues10.2 km (12 min)
Maillé10.3 km (12 min)
La Celle-Saint-Avant11.1 km (10 min)
Marcé-sur-Esves11.2 km (14 min)
Marcilly-sur-Vienne11.3 km (15 min)
Civray-sur-Esves12.1 km (15 min)
Bournan12.9 km (15 min)

Things to see and do

Three circuits to discover the city of Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine: National Memory of the 10 through the lives of residents, Discovery of historic downtown, breathing circuit Guignard Robert Park (near the camp and the lake).

Site of the chapel of Virgin overlooking the town.

Church of St. Blaise and the crypt of the 11th century, visited by appointment.

Dolmen de la Pierre Boumiers or fondue place called the Raudières (GPS Latitude: 47.+33 8276499999999, Longitude: 0.5968379999999343).

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Weekly Market Place du Marechal Leclerc (Town Hall Square and Les Halles), on Friday morning.

Discoveries evenings in July and August.

Gourmet market night, every first Wednesday of August.

European Heritage Days.

Flea market every last Sunday of October.

For more information, contact the Tourist Office of Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine Country: Address: The Gateway, 77 avenue du General de Gaulle - 37800 Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine - Tel. : +33 2 47 65 66 20 - Fax: +33 2 47 34 04 28 - Email: Or common Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine - Communication Department: Email: - Tel. : +33 2 47 65 40 12.


The historic downtown Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine
The historic downtown Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine
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Thursday 22 february
Min. 5°C - Max. 13°C
Friday 23 february
Min. 5°C - Max. 9°C
Saturday 24 february
Min. 4°C - Max. 10°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Possibility to rent Canoeing Marcilly-sur-Vienne.

Trails, on the Vienne valley (hiking).

Circuit interpretation of the Slopes (family hike).

Circuit of the valley Courtineaux (by car), panoramic view of the troglodytes.

Educational farm in Sepmes: Goat cheese processing with certified organic.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Excursion to the Langeais, Ussé, Azay-le-Rideau & Villandry Châteaux in a Minibus – Departing from Tours
Culture and education165 € Tours (31 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 education173 € Tours (31 km)
Minibus Excursion to the Azay-le-Rideau, Chenonceau, and Chambord Châteaux and Visit to the Villandry Gardens – Leaving from Tours
Culture and education165 € Tours (31 km)
Discovery Day in a Minibus : Châteaux d'Amboise, Chenonceau, Chambord & Clos Lucé – Leaving from Tours
Culture and education173 € Tours (31 km)
The Unmissable Châteaux of Chenonceau, Amboise, Chambord & Cheverny - Departing from Tours
Culture and education165 € Tours (31 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
HikeEasy1:30Nouâtre (8.8 km)
Hamlet of La Basse Chevrière
Village visitEasy3:00Saché (16 km)
Mysteries and old stones
HikeEasy3:00Saché (16 km)
Barn Vaugarni
HikeEasy2:00Pont-de-Ruan (16.8 km)
Dolus-le-Sec Wind Turbine
Village visitEasy30 minDolus-le-Sec (21 km)


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