Cher places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Cher department of Loire Valley. See also our Cher travel guide.

Apremont-sur-Allier

photo of Apremont-sur-Allier

The story of the renewal of Apremont-sur-Allier is fascinating, and leads us to the 'most beautiful village' and Castle Park that we see today

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Aubigny-sur-Nere

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It is the multi-turreted castle and the Scottish connection that explain the popularity of Aubigny-sur-Nère

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Bourges

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Although Bourges is known for its stunning cathedral, it also has a substantial medieval centre and the Palais Jacques-Coeur among its many places of interest

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Bourges Cathedral

photo of Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

photo of Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Culan

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The castle at Culan is one of the most interesting in the quiet Cher department

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Mehun-sur-Yevre

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The castle and the 11th century Collegiale Notre-Dame are among several sights of importance in Mehun-sur-Yevre

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Sancerre

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The pretty village of Sancerre is best known for the famous wines of the same name produced nearby - and to be samlped in the village!

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For more information see the Cher guide

 
 

Market towns & days in Cher

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Aubigny-sur-Nere: Saturday all day
Baugy: Friday
Bourges: Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday
Chateaumeillant: Friday
Dun-sur-Auron: Saturday
Gracay: Thursday
Henrichemont: Wednesday
Lignieres: Monday
Mehun-sur-Yevre: Wednesday
Saint-Amand-Montrond: Wednesday & Saturday
Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: Friday &
Saint-Satur: Thursday
Sancoins: Wednesday
Vailly-sur-Sauldre: Friday
Vierzon: Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday

Selected tourist attractions in the Cher department

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

4* Towns in Bloom

Aubigny-sur-Nere: Tourist guide

Bourges: Tourist guide

Saint-Amand-Montrond

Towns of Art and History

Bourges: Tourist guide

Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Bourges: Tourist guide

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil

Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan

Les jardins artistiques de Drulon

Les Prés Fichaux

Parc floral d'Apremont

Religious Monuments

Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps)

Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron)

Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne)

Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet)

Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil)

Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins)

Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin)

towns classified as Recommended Detours

Mehun-sur-Yevre: Tourist guide

Sancerre: Tourist guide

National Monuments

Bourges Cathedral: Tourist guide

Palace Jacques Coeur

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Apremont-sur-Allier: Tourist guide