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Champillet tourism and travel guide

Photo of Champillet in Indre

Photo is of La Chatre at 10 km from Champillet

Visit Champillet: highlights and tourist information

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Champillet is situated in the Indre department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Popular places to visit nearby include La Chatre at 10 km and Saint-Chartier at 15 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Champillet, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Champillet in Centre-Loire Valley.

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

La Chatre

La Chatre

at 10 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See La Chatre guide


at 15 km (direction north-west)

Take a stroll through the grounds of the castle here...

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 15 km (direction west-north-west)

The 18th century French manor house where George Sand lived...

See Nohant-Vic guide


at 18 km (direction east), in the Cher department

The castle at Culan is one of the most interesting...

See Culan guide


Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction west)

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

See Gargilesse-Dampierre guide


at 43 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateauroux guide


at 44 km (direction east-south-east), in the Allier department

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

See Montlucon guide


at 45 km (direction west)

There are several churches of interest here in Argenton-sur-Creuse, and...

See Argenton-sur-Creuse guide


at 46 km (direction east), in the Allier department

The ruined castle and the historic centre along the banks...

See Herisson guide


at 47 km (direction north-north-west)

There are few important monuments here in Issoudun, but...

See Issoudun guide
La Souterraine

La Souterraine

at 59 km (direction west-south-west), in the Creuse department

La Souterraine is one of those 'hard to find' traditional...

See La Souterraine guide

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

Map of places to visit near Champillet


Markets in and near Champillet

  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (7km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (23km)
  • Boussac: market Thursday (24km)
  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (36km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (39km)
  • Chateauroux: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday all day & Friday (43km)
  • Montlucon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day (45km)
  • Argenton-sur-Creuse: market Saturday (45km)
  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (45km)
  • Gueret: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (46km)

More information about Champillet, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Champillet, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre collegiale St Etienne (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (24km)

National Monuments

  • George Sand House (13km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (29km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (34km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (35km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (13km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (15km)
  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (23km)
  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (24km)
  • Jardin-arboretum de La Sédelle (41km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pierres Jaumetres (30km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Gouzon (41km)
  • Eguzon-Chantome (42km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Champillet is in the eastern-center of France at 43 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: Champillet is 257 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Champillet

Canton: Châtre

Arrondissement: Châtre

Department: Indre

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 36160

Distance to Champillet

from Chateauroux (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 257 km

from Calais: 490 km

from Nice: 513 km

from Bordeaux: 282 km

from Strasbourg: 479 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 Champillet from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Feusines, La Motte-Feuilly, Lignerolles, Montlevicq, Neret and Urciers.

This page in French: Visiter Champillet

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