Bretagne tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bretagne in Indre

Photo is of Chateau de Valencay at 20 km from Bretagne

Visit Bretagne: highlights and tourist information

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Bretagne 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 Bretagne in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Valencay at 20 km and Valencay at 20 km.

Bretagne, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau de Valencay

Chateau de Valencay

Castle at 20 km (direction north-west)

The renaissance style castle and formal gardens make the Chateau de Valencay among the...

See Chateau de Valencay guide


at 20 km (direction north-west)

The castle is the main attraction in Valencay, but we also suggest a visit...

See Valencay guide


at 21 km (direction south)

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

See Chateauroux guide


at 24 km (direction east)

There are few important monuments here in Issoudun, but we enjoyed a stroll around...

See Issoudun guide


Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Montresor guide


at 44 km (direction east-north-east), in the Cher department

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

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide
Brenne Regional Natural Park

Brenne Regional Natural Park

Natural Parc at 45 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Brenne Regional Natural Park guide


at 45 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 45 km (direction south-east)

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

See Nohant-Vic guide


at 47 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Argenton-sur-Creuse guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 52 km (direction south-east)

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

See La Chatre guide
Chateau de Chenonceau

Chateau de Chenonceau

Castle at 59 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The perfectly lovely Chateau-de-Chenonceau includes a renaissance gallery across the river and gardens designed...

See Chateau de Chenonceau guide

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Map of places to visit near Bretagne


Markets in and near Bretagne

  • Levroux: market Monday (6km)
  • Vatan: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Valencay: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Gracay: market Thursday (20km)
  • Villedieu-sur-Indre: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Chateauroux: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday all day & Friday (22km)
  • Buzancais: market Friday (23km)
  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (24km)
  • Chabris: market Saturday (28km)
  • Palluau-sur-Indre: market Sunday (28km)

More information about Bretagne, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Bretagne, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Bouges-le-Chateau Castle (4km)
  • George Sand House (47km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (62km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Bouges (4km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (45km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (57km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etangs de la Brenne (50km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (12km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • ZooParc de Beauval (37km)

Geography and distances

Bretagne is in the eastern-center of France at 21 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: Bretagne is 212 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bretagne

Canton: Levroux

Arrondissement: Châteauroux

Department: Indre

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 36110

Distance to Bretagne

from Chateauroux (prefecture): 21 km

from Paris: 212 km

from Calais: 439 km

from Nice: 570 km

from Bordeaux: 297 km

from Strasbourg: 486 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 Bretagne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bouges-le-Chateau, Brion, Levroux and Liniez.

This page in French: Visiter Bretagne