Baraize tourism and travel guide

Photo of Baraize in Indre

Photo is of Gargilesse-Dampierre at 4 km from Baraize

Visit Baraize: highlights and tourist information

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Baraize is situated in the Indre department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Baraize in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Gargilesse-Dampierre at 4 km and Argenton-sur-Creuse at 12 km.

Baraize, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 4 km (direction north-east)

Gargilesse-Dampierre is a very small village, but also very pretty and in a lovely...

See Gargilesse-Dampierre guide


at 12 km (direction north-north-west)

There are several churches of interest here in Argenton-sur-Creuse, and a very pretty walk...

See Argenton-sur-Creuse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction west-south-west)

The unspoiled medieval streets in the 'most beautiful village' of Saint-Benoit-de-Sault quickly take you...

See Saint-Benoit-du-Sault guide
La Souterraine

La Souterraine

at 29 km (direction south-south-west), in the Creuse department

La Souterraine is one of those 'hard to find' traditional French towns that are...

See La Souterraine guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

La Chatre is a small town and quick to explore - before setting off...

See La Chatre guide


at 35 km (direction east-north-east)

The 18th century French manor house where George Sand lived is the main attraction...

See Nohant-Vic guide


at 37 km (direction east-north-east)

Take a stroll through the grounds of the castle here in the quiet town...

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 37 km (direction north-north-east)

A little remote from the main tourist routes, Chateauroux is quite a sprawling town...

See Chateauroux guide
Brenne Regional Natural Park

Brenne Regional Natural Park

Natural Parc at 39 km (direction north-west)

This quiet region of small lakes and fields is a perfect place for cycling...

See Brenne Regional Natural Park guide


at 48 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Vienne department

In the small town of Le Dorat you will enjoy exploring the old town...

See Le-Dorat guide
Lac de Saint-Pardoux

Lac de Saint-Pardoux

at 52 km (direction south-south-west), in the Haute-Vienne department

The Lac de Saint-Pardoux s a large leisure lake in the Haute-Vienne department...

See Lac de Saint-Pardoux guide


at 56 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Vienne department

The small market town of Bellac has some medieval houses of interest, and a...

See Bellac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 68 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Vienne department

Now listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', Mortemart is a very pleasant...

See Mortemart guide

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

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Map of places to visit near Baraize


Markets in and near Baraize

  • Argenton-sur-Creuse: market Saturday (10km)
  • Saint-Gaultier: market Friday (19km)
  • Chateauroux: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday all day & Friday (37km)
  • Villedieu-sur-Indre: market Wednesday (40km)
  • Le Blanc: market Saturday (41km)
  • Gueret: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (43km)
  • Mezieres-en-Brenne: market Thursday (46km)
  • Ahun: market Wednesday (58km)

More information about Baraize, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Baraize, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • George Sand House (35km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin-arboretum de La Sédelle (12km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (35km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etangs de la Brenne (33km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Baraize is in the eastern-center of France at 37 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: Baraize is 270 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Baraize

Canton: Éguzon-Chantôme

Arrondissement: Châtre

Department: Indre

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 36270

Distance to Baraize

from Chateauroux (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 270 km

from Calais: 496 km

from Nice: 544 km

from Bordeaux: 248 km

from Strasbourg: 519 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into a Paris airport and drive from there or arrive in a cross-channel port with Le Havre and Caen about 3-4 hours distance in the car. For driving distances to Baraize from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Badecon-le-Pin, Bazaiges, Ceaulmont, Celon, Cuzion, Eguzon-Chantome, Gargilesse-Dampierre and Vigoux.

This page in French: Visiter Baraize