Chateauroux tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: A little remote from the main tourist routes, Chateauroux is quite a sprawling town but has some sites of interest in its historic centre

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Chateauroux. For detailed visitor information see the Chateauroux travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Chateauroux include "ville fleurie 4*".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Chateauroux in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Chartier at 27 km and Argenton-sur-Creuse at 28 km.

Chateauroux, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Nohant-Vic guide


at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 28 km (direction south-west)

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

See Argenton-sur-Creuse guide


at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Issoudun guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 33 km (direction south-east)

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

See La Chatre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Gargilesse-Dampierre guide
Brenne Regional Natural Park

Brenne Regional Natural Park

Natural Parc at 37 km (direction west)

This quiet region of small lakes and fields is a perfect place...

See Brenne Regional Natural Park guide
Chateau de Valencay

Chateau de Valencay

Castle at 40 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Chateau de Valencay guide


at 41 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Valencay guide


Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction south-west)

The unspoiled medieval streets in the 'most beautiful village' of Saint-Benoit-de-Sault quickly...

See Saint-Benoit-du-Sault guide


Most Beautiful Village at 54 km (direction north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

On the Indrois river, it is the quaint old town, the castle...

See Montresor guide


at 55 km (direction north-east), in the Cher department

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

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide


at 57 km (direction east-south-east), in the Cher department

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

See Culan guide

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Markets in and near Chateauroux

Market days in Chateauroux: weekly market: Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday all day & Friday;

  • Chateauroux: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday all day & Friday (0km)
  • Villedieu-sur-Indre: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Levroux: market Monday (20km)
  • Buzancais: market Friday (24km)
  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (28km)
  • Saint-Gaultier: market Friday (28km)
  • Argenton-sur-Creuse: market Saturday (29km)
  • Vatan: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Palluau-sur-Indre: market Sunday (33km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (37km)

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Tourist attractions near Chateauroux, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Bouges-le-Chateau Castle (26km)
  • George Sand House (29km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (47km)
  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Bouges (26km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (27km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etangs de la Brenne (38km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (31km)
  • Eguzon-Chantome (41km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Chateauroux is in the eastern-center of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Indre department (general information: Chateauroux is 233 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chateauroux

Canton: Châteauroux

Arrondissement: Châteauroux

Department: Indre

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 36000

Distance to Chateauroux

from Chateauroux (prefecture): 1 km

from Paris: 233 km

from Calais: 461 km

from Nice: 556 km

from Bordeaux: 281 km

from Strasbourg: 494 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 Chateauroux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Deols, Le Poinconnet and Saint-Maur.

This page in French: Visiter Chateauroux