Barrou tourism and travel guide

Photo of Barrou in Indre-et-Loire

Photo is of La Roche-Posay at 9 km from Barrou

Visit Barrou: highlights and tourist information

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Barrou is situated in the Indre-et-Loire 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 Barrou in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include La Roche-Posay at 9 km and Chatellerault at 18 km.

Barrou, France: places to visit and attractions

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

La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay

at 9 km (direction south-south-east), in the Vienne department

The castle donjon and the medieval gateway are the main historical monuments in the...

See La Roche-Posay guide


at 18 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vienne department

The quiet regional town of Chatellerault has some notable 18th century townhouses...

See Chatellerault guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction south-south-east), in the Vienne department

The pretty village of Angles sur l'Anglin and the river setting make this one...

See Angles-sur-l'Anglin guide


at 32 km (direction north-east)

Numerous historic monuments make the citadel in Loches a very interesting place to visit...

See Loches guide


Heritage Site at 34 km (direction south-south-east), in the Vienne department

The highlight here is of course the Abbey of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe, certainly the best example...

See Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe guide


at 34 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vienne department

We especially enjoyed exploring the castles along the hilltop when visiting Chauvigny...

See Chauvigny guide
Brenne Regional Natural Park

Brenne Regional Natural Park

Natural Parc at 36 km (direction east-south-east), in the Indre department

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

See Brenne Regional Natural Park guide


Theme Park at 38 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vienne department

Futuroscope is one of the most popular attractions in France!...

See Futuroscope guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction north-west)

Explore the lovely stone houses and narrow streets in the tiny village of Crissay-sur-Manse...

See Crissay-sur-Manse guide


at 41 km (direction north-west)

Tavant is a small village but a visit to se the murals in the...

See Tavant guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 43 km (direction west-north-west)

One of the more modest castles in the region, both the Chateau de Rivau...

See Chateau du Rivau guide


at 46 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vienne department

Poitiers is a nice town with lots of interesting sites, including the 12th century...

See Poitiers guide


Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction north-east)

On the Indrois river, it is the quaint old town, the castle and the...

See Montresor guide


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

Visit Nouaille-Maupertuis to see the substantial Abbey of Saint Junien...

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Indre-et-Loire

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Map of places to visit near Barrou


Markets in and near Barrou

  • Le Grand-Pressigny: market Thursday (7km)
  • La Roche-Posay: market Tuesday & Friday (9km)
  • Preuilly-sur-Claise: market Thursday & Saturday (12km)
  • Descartes: market Sunday (14km)
  • Chatellerault: market Wednesday & Thursday all day & Saturday (18km)
  • Ligueil: market Monday (20km)
  • Naintre: market Sunday (25km)
  • Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine: market Friday (29km)
  • Manthelan: market Thursday (30km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Indre: market Friday (33km)

More information about Barrou, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Barrou, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etangs de la Brenne (41km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • ZooParc de Beauval (61km)

Geography and distances

Barrou is in the eastern-center of France at 59 kilometres from Tours, the department capital (general information: Barrou is 251 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Barrou

Canton: Grand-Pressigny

Arrondissement: Loches

Department: Indre-et-Loire

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 37350

Distance to Barrou

from Tours (prefecture): 59 km

from Paris: 251 km

from Calais: 461 km

from Nice: 618 km

from Bordeaux: 248 km

from Strasbourg: 556 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive in one of the cross-channel ports such as Caen and Le Havre (about 3-4 hours drive from here) or fly into Paris and drive south from there. For driving distances to Barrou from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chambon, La Guerche, Lesigny, Leugny and Maire.

This page in French: Visiter Barrou