Arcay tourism and travel guide

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Visit Arcay: highlights and tourist information

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Arcay is situated in the Cher department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the center of France at 16 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Arcay is 212 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Bourges Cathedral at 15 km and Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Arcay, 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 Arcay in Centre-Loire Valley.

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Cher

Map of places to visit near Arcay

Markets in and near Arcay

  • Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: market Friday & (9km)
  • Bourges: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (16km)
  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (19km)
  • Mehun-sur-Yevre: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (25km)
  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (26km)
  • Reuilly: market Friday (27km)
  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Baugy: market Friday (33km)
  • Vierzon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (37km)

More information about Arcay, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Arcay, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Arcay.

Heritage sites

  • Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre collegiale St Etienne (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (56km)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (10km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (20km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (23km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (24km)
  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les Prés Fichaux (16km)
  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (33km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (36km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (45km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (43km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Issoudun (26km)
  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (28km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Arcay

Canton: Levet

Arrondissement: Bourges

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18340

Distance to Arcay

from Bourges (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 212 km

from Calais: 446 km

from Nice: 528 km

from Bordeaux: 326 km

from Strasbourg: 443 km

Getting here

Arcay 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 Arcay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Corquoy, Lapan, Levet, Lissay-Lochy, Lunery, Saint-Caprais and Sainte-Lunaise.

This page in French: Visiter Arcay