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Charost tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Issoudun at 11 km from Charost

Visit Charost: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Issoudun at 11 km and Mehun-sur-Yevre at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Charost, 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 Charost in Centre-Loire Valley.

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



at 11 km (direction west-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See Issoudun guide


at 18 km (direction north-north-east)

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

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

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 23 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide


at 23 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Bourges guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

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

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

See Bourges Cathedral guide


at 39 km (direction west-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See Chateauroux guide


at 40 km (direction south-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 41 km (direction south-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See Nohant-Vic guide


at 46 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

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

See Valencay guide
Chateau de Valencay

Chateau de Valencay

Castle at 46 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

The renaissance style castle and formal gardens make the...

See Chateau de Valencay guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 47 km (direction south-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See La Chatre guide


at 52 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Culan guide


at 64 km (direction west-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See Argenton-sur-Creuse guide

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

Map of places to visit near Charost


Markets in and near Charost

  • Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: market Friday & (9km)
  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (11km)
  • Reuilly: market Friday (12km)
  • Mehun-sur-Yevre: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Bourges: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (23km)
  • Vatan: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Vierzon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (27km)
  • Gracay: market Thursday (27km)
  • Chatres-sur-Cher: market Tuesday (35km)

More information about Charost, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Charost, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre collegiale St Etienne (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (50km)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (27km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (35km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (36km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les Prés Fichaux (23km)
  • Jardin du château de Bouges (35km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (40km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (41km)
  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (26km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Charost is in the center of France at 23 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Charost is 208 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Charost

Canton: Chârost

Arrondissement: Bourges

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18290

Distance to Charost

from Bourges (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 208 km

from Calais: 440 km

from Nice: 543 km

from Bordeaux: 318 km

from Strasbourg: 456 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 Charost from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Civray, Migny, Plou, Poisieux, Saint-Georges-sur-Arnon and Saugy.

This page in French: Visiter Charost

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