Briantes tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of La Chatre at 4 km from Briantes

Visit Briantes: highlights and tourist information

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Briantes 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 Briantes in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include La Chatre at 4 km and Nohant-Vic at 10 km.

Briantes, France: places to visit and attractions

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

La Chatre

La Chatre

at 4 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See La Chatre guide


at 10 km (direction north-west)

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

See Nohant-Vic guide


at 11 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 25 km (direction east), in the Cher department

The castle at Culan is one of the most interesting in the quiet Cher...

See Culan guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction west)

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

See Gargilesse-Dampierre guide


at 38 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chateauroux guide


at 39 km (direction west)

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

See Argenton-sur-Creuse guide


at 45 km (direction west)

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

See Issoudun guide


at 50 km (direction east-south-east), in the Allier department

Periods of prosperity in the 12th, 15th and 19th centuries have each contributed monuments...

See Montlucon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction 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 55 km (direction west-south-west), in the Creuse department

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

See La Souterraine guide

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

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Map of places to visit near Briantes


Markets in and near Briantes

  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (13km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (24km)
  • Boussac: market Thursday (27km)
  • Chateauroux: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday all day & Friday (37km)
  • Argenton-sur-Creuse: market Saturday (39km)
  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (41km)
  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (43km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (45km)
  • Gueret: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (45km)
  • Villedieu-sur-Indre: market Wednesday (49km)

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Tourist attractions near Briantes, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre collegiale St Etienne (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (17km)

National Monuments

  • George Sand House (8km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (31km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (39km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (40km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (10km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (17km)
  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (29km)
  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (29km)
  • Jardin-arboretum de La Sédelle (36km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pierres Jaumetres (34km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Briantes is in the eastern-center of France at 38 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: Briantes is 257 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Briantes

Canton: Châtre

Arrondissement: Châtre

Department: Indre

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 36400

Distance to Briantes

from Chateauroux (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 257 km

from Calais: 488 km

from Nice: 519 km

from Bordeaux: 278 km

from Strasbourg: 485 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 Briantes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Feusines, La Chatre, La Motte-Feuilly, Lacs, Le Magny, Montgivray, Montlevicq and Pouligny-Saint-Martin.

This page in French: Visiter Briantes