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Ainay-le-Vieil tourism and travel guide

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Visit Ainay-le-Vieil: highlights and tourist information

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Ainay-le-Vieil is situated in the Cher department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the center of France at 48 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Ainay-le-Vieil is 244 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Culan at 20 km and Herisson at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ainay-le-Vieil, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Ainay-le-Vieil in Centre-Loire Valley.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


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Map of places to visit near Ainay-le-Vieil

Markets in and near Ainay-le-Vieil

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (24km)
  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (29km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (30km)
  • Lurcy-Levis: market Monday (30km)
  • Cosne-d'Allier: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Sancoins: market Wednesday (33km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (34km)
  • Montlucon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day (37km)
  • Bourbon-l'Archambault: market Saturday (40km)

More information about Ainay-le-Vieil, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Ainay-le-Vieil, France

What to do at Ainay-le-Vieil? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Ainay-le-Vieil.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • George Sand House (44km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (11km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (23km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (13km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (26km)
  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (34km)
  • Parc floral d'Apremont (46km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (13km)
  • Pierres Jaumetres (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (50km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (7km)
  • Issoudun (53km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Ainay-le-Vieil

Canton: Saulzais-le-Potier

Arrondissement: Saint-Amand-Montrond

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18200

Distance to Ainay-le-Vieil

from Bourges (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 244 km

from Calais: 479 km

from Nice: 495 km

from Bordeaux: 317 km

from Strasbourg: 444 km

Getting here

Ainay-le-Vieil is in the center of France. Most visitors fly into Paris and rent a car or drive from one of the channel ports such as Caen or Le Havre, a drive af about 2-3 hours. For driving distances to Ainay-le-Vieil from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bouzais, Colombiers, Coust, Drevant, La Celette, La Groutte, La Perche, Letelon, Saint-Georges-de-Poisieux and Urcay.

This page in French: Visiter Ainay-le-Vieil

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