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Charenton-du-Cher tourism and travel guide

Photo of Charenton-du-Cher in Cher

Photo is of Herisson at 25 km from Charenton-du-Cher

Visit Charenton-du-Cher: highlights and tourist information

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Charenton-du-Cher is situated in the Cher department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Herisson at 25 km and Culan at 30 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Charenton-du-Cher, 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 Charenton-du-Cher in Centre-Loire Valley.

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



at 25 km (direction south-south-east), in the Allier department

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

See Herisson guide


at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Culan guide


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

The story of the renewal of Apremont-sur-Allier is fascinating,...

See Apremont-sur-Allier guide


at 43 km (direction south), in the Allier department

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

See Montlucon guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

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

The cathedral in Bourges is a 13th century building...

See Bourges Cathedral guide


at 44 km (direction north-north-west)

Although Bourges is known for its stunning cathedral, it also...

See Bourges guide
Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 44 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide


at 47 km (direction east-south-east), in the Allier department

The Priory Church of Saint-Peter and Saint-Paul with the tombes of the...

See Souvigny guide


at 49 km (direction east-north-east), in the Nievre department

The ancient centre of Nevers contains several interesting monuments and houses dating...

See Nevers guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

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

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

See La Chatre guide


at 56 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

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

See Issoudun guide


at 56 km (direction north-west)

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

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide
La Charite-sur-Loire

La Charite-sur-Loire

at 57 km (direction north-east), in the Nievre department

In La Charité-sur-Loire you can visit the abbey church and other...

See La Charite-sur-Loire guide


at 68 km (direction east-south-east), in the Allier department

The quiet town of Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule lacks major monuments but merits a...

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide

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

Map of places to visit near Charenton-du-Cher


Markets in and near Charenton-du-Cher

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (18km)
  • Lurcy-Levis: market Monday (23km)
  • Sancoins: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Cosne-d'Allier: market Tuesday (32km)
  • Bourbon-l'Archambault: market Saturday (36km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (36km)
  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (38km)
  • Baugy: market Friday (39km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (42km)

More information about Charenton-du-Cher, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Charenton-du-Cher, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (14km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (15km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (36km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (21km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (34km)
  • Parc floral d'Apremont (37km)
  • Les Prés Fichaux (44km)
  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (44km)
  • Forgeneuve (52km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (12km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Pougues-les-Eaux (52km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (10km)

Geography and distances

Charenton-du-Cher is in the center of France at 44 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Charenton-du-Cher is 237 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Charenton-du-Cher

Canton: Charenton-du-Cher

Arrondissement: Saint-Amand-Montrond

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18210

Distance to Charenton-du-Cher

from Bourges (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 237 km

from Calais: 473 km

from Nice: 494 km

from Bordeaux: 326 km

from Strasbourg: 434 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 Charenton-du-Cher from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ainay-le-Chateau, Coust, Saint-Pierre-les-Etieux and Vernais.

This page in French: Visiter Charenton-du-Cher

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