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The Abbey of Saint-Martin
The Abbey of Saint-Martin
Coat of arms of Massay
Coat of arms
Massay is located in France
Coordinates: 47°09′17″N 1°59′36″E / 47.1547°N 1.9933°E / 47.1547; 1.9933Coordinates: 47°09′17″N 1°59′36″E / 47.1547°N 1.9933°E / 47.1547; 1.9933
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Vierzon
Canton Vierzon-2
Intercommunality Vals de Cher et d'Arnon
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Dominique Lévêque
Area1 47.94 km2 (18.51 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,418
 • Density 30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 18140 / 18120
Elevation 99–164 m (325–538 ft)
(avg. 123 m or 404 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Massay is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.


An area of farming and forestry, comprising the village and several hamlets, the commune is situated by the banks of the river Garreau some 8 miles (13 km) south of Vierzon, at the junction of the A20 and the D75 roads.


From Monday to Saturday there are a few buses to and from Vierzon.[1]


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,258 —    
1968 1,324 +5.2%
1975 1,251 −5.5%
1982 1,339 +7.0%
1990 1,354 +1.1%
1999 1,335 −1.4%
2008 1,418 +6.2%


  • The church of St. Paxent, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The thirteenth-century abbey buildings (Salle capitulaire). See Simon-Jérôme Bourlet de Vauxcelles, abbot of Massay
  • The twelfth-century chapel of Saint-Loup.

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