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Chavin tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chavin in Indre

Photo is of Gargilesse-Dampierre at 5 km from Chavin

Visit Chavin: highlights and tourist information

To Visit  Attractions 

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Gargilesse-Dampierre at 5 km and Argenton-sur-Creuse at 8 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Chavin, 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 Chavin in Centre-Loire Valley.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 5 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Gargilesse-Dampierre guide


at 8 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Argenton-sur-Creuse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Benoit-du-Sault guide


at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Nohant-Vic guide


at 28 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chateauroux guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 29 km (direction east)

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

See La Chatre guide


at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Chartier guide
Brenne Regional Natural Park

Brenne Regional Natural Park

Natural Parc at 37 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Brenne Regional Natural Park guide
La Souterraine

La Souterraine

at 37 km (direction south-south-west), in the Creuse department

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

See La Souterraine guide


at 53 km (direction north-east)

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

See Issoudun guide


at 56 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Vienne department

In the small town of Le Dorat you will enjoy...

See Le-Dorat guide


at 65 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Vienne department

The small market town of Bellac has some medieval...

See Bellac guide

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

Map of places to visit near Chavin


Markets in and near Chavin

  • Argenton-sur-Creuse: market Saturday (7km)
  • Saint-Gaultier: market Friday (17km)
  • Chateauroux: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday all day & Friday (28km)
  • Villedieu-sur-Indre: market Wednesday (32km)
  • Buzancais: market Friday (40km)
  • Mezieres-en-Brenne: market Thursday (42km)
  • Le Blanc: market Saturday (43km)
  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (45km)
  • Gueret: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (48km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (48km)

Hotels near Chavin

More information about Chavin, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Chavin, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • George Sand House (29km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin-arboretum de La Sédelle (19km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (28km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etangs de la Brenne (32km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Chavin is in the eastern-center of France at 28 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: Chavin is 261 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chavin

Canton: Argenton-sur-Creuse

Arrondissement: Châteauroux

Department: Indre

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 36200

Distance to Chavin

from Chateauroux (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 261 km

from Calais: 488 km

from Nice: 546 km

from Bordeaux: 256 km

from Strasbourg: 512 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 Chavin from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Badecon-le-Pin, Bouesse, Ceaulmont, Gargilesse-Dampierre, Le Menoux, Le Pechereau, Maillet, Malicornay and Pommiers.

This page in French: Visiter Chavin

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