Barlieu tourism and travel guide

Photo of Barlieu in Cher

Photo is of Aubigny-sur-Nere at 14 km from Barlieu

Visit Barlieu: highlights and tourist information

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Barlieu is situated in the Cher 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 Barlieu in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Aubigny-sur-Nere at 14 km and Briare at 19 km.

Barlieu, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 14 km (direction west)

It is the multi-turreted castle and the Scottish connection that explain the popularity of...

See Aubigny-sur-Nere guide


at 19 km (direction north-east), in the Loiret department

With the Loire River and the Canal de Briare crossing in the centre of...

See Briare guide


at 22 km (direction north-east), in the Loiret department

To the east of the main Loire Valley, the view across the bridge to...

See Gien guide


at 24 km (direction south-east)

The pretty village of Sancerre is best known for the famous wines of the...

See Sancerre guide


at 41 km (direction east), in the Yonne department

At the remarkable site of Guedelon an entire medieval castle is being reconstructed using...

See Guedelon guide
Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey

Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey

Abbey at 43 km (direction north-west), in the Loiret department

Fans of romanesque architecture will appreciate the many period features in the 12th century...

See Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey guide
La Charite-sur-Loire

La Charite-sur-Loire

at 45 km (direction south-east), in the Nievre department

In La Charité-sur-Loire you can visit the abbey church and other monastery buildings...

See La Charite-sur-Loire guide


at 48 km (direction south-south-west)

Although Bourges is known for its stunning cathedral, it also has a substantial medieval...

See Bourges guide
Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 48 km (direction south-south-west)

The Palais Jacques-Coeur is a charming medieval palace with impressive rooms and fireplaces in...

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 48 km (direction south-south-west)

The cathedral in Bourges is a 13th century building with remarkable stonework and impressive...

See Bourges Cathedral guide


at 49 km (direction south-west)

The castle and the 11th century Collegiale Notre-Dame are among several sights of importance...

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide

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

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Map of places to visit near Barlieu


Markets in and near Barlieu

  • Vailly-sur-Sauldre: market Friday (4km)
  • Aubigny-sur-Nere: market Saturday all day (14km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Loire: market Thursday (15km)
  • Beaulieu-sur-Loire: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Briare: market Friday (19km)
  • Henrichemont: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Gien: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Saint-Satur: market Thursday (24km)
  • Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (24km)
  • Bleneau: market Tuesday (34km)

More information about Barlieu, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Barlieu, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Potager du jardin du château de La Bussière (33km)
  • Arboretum national des Barres (40km)
  • Les Prés Fichaux (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Barlieu is in the center of France at 48 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Barlieu is 153 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Barlieu

Canton: Vailly-sur-Sauldre

Arrondissement: Bourges

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18260

Distance to Barlieu

from Bourges (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 153 km

from Calais: 389 km

from Nice: 554 km

from Bordeaux: 384 km

from Strasbourg: 400 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cernoy-en-Berry, Concressault, Dampierre-en-Crot, Sury-Es-Bois and Vailly-sur-Sauldre.

This page in French: Visiter Barlieu