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Civray tourism and travel guide

Photo of Civray in Cher

Photo is of Issoudun at 14 km from Civray

Visit Civray: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Issoudun at 14 km and Mehun-sur-Yevre at 20 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Civray, 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 Civray in Centre-Loire Valley.

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



at 14 km (direction west), in the Indre department

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

See Issoudun guide


at 20 km (direction north-north-east)

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

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

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 21 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide


at 21 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Bourges guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 21 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Bourges Cathedral guide


at 38 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 40 km (direction south-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See Nohant-Vic guide


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

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

See Chateauroux guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 45 km (direction south-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See La Chatre guide


at 48 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Culan guide


at 51 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

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

See Valencay guide
Chateau de Valencay

Chateau de Valencay

Castle at 51 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

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

See Chateau de Valencay guide


at 65 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 Civray


Markets in and near Civray

  • Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: market Friday & (6km)
  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (14km)
  • Reuilly: market Friday (16km)
  • Mehun-sur-Yevre: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Bourges: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (22km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (24km)
  • Vierzon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Vatan: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (31km)
  • Gracay: market Thursday (32km)

Hotels near Civray

More information about Civray, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Civray, France

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

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

  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (23km)
  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (24km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (30km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (32km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les Prés Fichaux (21km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (36km)
  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (38km)
  • Jardin du château de Bouges (39km)
  • 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 (55km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (30km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Civray is in the center of France at 21 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Civray is 210 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Civray

Canton: Chârost

Arrondissement: Bourges

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18290

Distance to Civray

from Bourges (prefecture): 21 km

from Paris: 210 km

from Calais: 443 km

from Nice: 539 km

from Bordeaux: 318 km

from Strasbourg: 454 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 Civray from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Charost, Primelles, Saint-Ambroix, Saint-Florent-sur-Cher and Saugy.

This page in French: Visiter Civray

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