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Chavannes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chavannes in Cher

Photo is of Bourges Cathedral at 26 km from Chavannes

Visit Chavannes: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Bourges Cathedral at 26 km and Bourges at 26 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Chavannes, 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 Chavannes in Centre-Loire Valley.

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

Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 26 km (direction )

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

See Bourges Cathedral guide


at 26 km (direction )

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

See Bourges guide
Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 26 km (direction )

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

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide


at 31 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

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

See Issoudun guide


at 34 km (direction south)

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

See Culan guide


at 35 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide


at 38 km (direction west-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See Saint-Chartier guide


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

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

See Nohant-Vic guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

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

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

See La Chatre guide


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

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

See Herisson guide
La Charite-sur-Loire

La Charite-sur-Loire

at 61 km (direction east-north-east), in the Nievre department

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

See La Charite-sur-Loire guide

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

Map of places to visit near Chavannes


Markets in and near Chavannes

  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (15km)
  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: market Friday & (18km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (19km)
  • Bourges: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (26km)
  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (31km)
  • Mehun-sur-Yevre: market Wednesday (35km)
  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (35km)
  • Reuilly: market Friday (36km)
  • Baugy: market Friday (37km)

More information about Chavannes, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Chavannes, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre collegiale St Etienne (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (52km)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (11km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (14km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (31km)
  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (22km)
  • Les Prés Fichaux (26km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (27km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (35km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (49km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (17km)
  • Issoudun (31km)

Geography and distances

Chavannes is in the center of France at 26 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Chavannes is 223 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chavannes

Canton: Châteauneuf-sur-Cher

Arrondissement: Saint-Amand-Montrond

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18190

Distance to Chavannes

from Bourges (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 223 km

from Calais: 457 km

from Nice: 519 km

from Bordeaux: 320 km

from Strasbourg: 445 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 Chavannes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chateauneuf-sur-Cher, Crezancay-sur-Cher, Saint-Loup-Des-Chaumes, Saint-Symphorien, Serruelles and Venesmes.

This page in French: Visiter Chavannes

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