Brinay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Brinay in Cher

Photo is of Mehun-sur-Yevre at 8 km from Brinay

Visit Brinay: highlights and tourist information

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Brinay 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 Brinay in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mehun-sur-Yevre at 8 km and Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur at 23 km.

Brinay, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide
Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 23 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide


at 23 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Bourges guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 23 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Bourges Cathedral guide


at 26 km (direction south-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See Issoudun guide


at 42 km (direction north-east)

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

See Aubigny-sur-Nere guide


at 42 km (direction west), in the Indre department

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

See Valencay guide
Chateau de Valencay

Chateau de Valencay

Castle at 43 km (direction west), in the Indre department

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

See Chateau de Valencay guide


at 53 km (direction south-west), in the Indre department

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

See Chateauroux guide
Chateau de Chambord

Chateau de Chambord

Castle at 67 km (direction north-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

The largest castle in the Loire Valley, Chateau de Chambord exceeds all expectations with...

See Chateau de Chambord guide

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Map of places to visit near Brinay


Markets in and near Brinay

  • Vierzon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Mehun-sur-Yevre: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Reuilly: market Friday (12km)
  • Chatres-sur-Cher: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Gracay: market Thursday (22km)
  • Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: market Friday & (22km)
  • Mennetou-sur-Cher: market Thursday (22km)
  • Bourges: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (23km)
  • Langon: market Friday (26km)
  • Vatan: market Wednesday (27km)

More information about Brinay, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Brinay, France

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

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (0km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (46km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les Prés Fichaux (23km)
  • Jardin du château de Bouges (38km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (27km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Brinay is in the center of France at 23 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Brinay is 187 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Brinay

Canton: Lury-sur-Arnon

Arrondissement: Vierzon

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18120

Distance to Brinay

from Bourges (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 187 km

from Calais: 420 km

from Nice: 557 km

from Bordeaux: 334 km

from Strasbourg: 447 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 Brinay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Foecy, Lury-sur-Arnon, Mereau, Quincy, Saint-Laurent, Vierzon and Vignoux-sur-Barangeon.

This page in French: Visiter Brinay