Church of St Sulpice – Photo Credit Photo : Sassay Town Hall
Situated on the border between Sologne and Touraine, the municipality of Sassay has a population of 860. At the beginning of this year, it joined the community of municipalities of the Contres area. The village features many active organisations and numerous sporting and cultural events are held every year including the Sassay cycling grand prix, theatre, exhibitions and concerts.
Its 12th-century church is dedicated to Saint-Sulpice. The mystery of a bewitched church dating back to a 19th-century legend still hangs over it.
A municipal lake attracts a good many anglers. Featuring play & picnic facilities, its landscaped surrounds also find favour with families and tourists alike.
Discover a verdant countryside via superb pathways and walks.
With 200 hectares of appellation Touraine vines, wine-growing is still Sassay’s main activity followed by the production of goat cheese (A.O.C le Selles-sur-Cher). The area also features a dozen or so artisans and tradespeople who carry out their business and crafts locally.
Being near to the principal flourishing canton town of Contres seems to encourage families to settle in the municipality.
A stone’s throw from the Cher Valley and close to Beauval zoo, Sassay also benefits from the proximity of Loire châteaux such as Blois, Cheverny, Chambord and Chenonceaux. Local tourist accommodation includes farm camping and self-accommodation country gîtes.