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Clion tourism and travel guide

Photo of Clion in Indre

Photo is of Brenne Regional Natural Park at 21 km from Clion

Visit Clion: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Brenne Regional Natural Park at 21 km and Montresor at 24 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Clion, 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 Clion in Centre-Loire Valley.

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

Brenne Regional Natural Park

Brenne Regional Natural Park

Natural Parc at 21 km (direction south)

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

See Brenne Regional Natural Park guide


Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Montresor guide


at 26 km (direction north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Numerous historic monuments make the citadel in Loches a very...

See Loches guide
Chateau de Valencay

Chateau de Valencay

Castle at 35 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chateau de Valencay guide


at 35 km (direction north-east)

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

See Valencay guide
La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay

at 36 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vienne department

The castle donjon and the medieval gateway are the main historical monuments...

See La Roche-Posay guide


at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateauroux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction south-west), in the Vienne department

The pretty village of Angles sur l'Anglin and the river setting...

See Angles-sur-l'Anglin guide
Chateau de Chenonceau

Chateau de Chenonceau

Castle at 44 km (direction north-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The perfectly lovely Chateau-de-Chenonceau includes a renaissance gallery across the river...

See Chateau de Chenonceau guide


at 45 km (direction south-east)

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

See Argenton-sur-Creuse guide


Heritage Site at 50 km (direction south-west), in the Vienne department

The highlight here is of course the Abbey of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe,...

See Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe guide


Most Beautiful Village at 55 km (direction south-east)

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

See Gargilesse-Dampierre guide


at 61 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vienne department

We especially enjoyed exploring the castles along the hilltop when visiting...

See Chauvigny guide

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

Map of places to visit near Clion


Markets in and near Clion

  • Palluau-sur-Indre: market Sunday (6km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Indre: market Friday (7km)
  • Mezieres-en-Brenne: market Thursday (14km)
  • Buzancais: market Friday (15km)
  • Preuilly-sur-Claise: market Thursday & Saturday (25km)
  • Villedieu-sur-Indre: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Loches: market Wednesday all day & Saturday (28km)
  • Levroux: market Monday (29km)
  • Le Grand-Pressigny: market Thursday (32km)
  • Ligueil: market Monday (33km)

More information about Clion, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Clion, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre collegiale St Etienne (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (58km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Bouges-le-Chateau Castle (35km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etangs de la Brenne (29km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (46km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • ZooParc de Beauval (35km)

Geography and distances

Clion is in the eastern-center of France at 38 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: Clion is 229 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Clion

Canton: Châtillon-sur-Indre

Arrondissement: Châteauroux

Department: Indre

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 36700

Distance to Clion

from Chateauroux (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 229 km

from Calais: 448 km

from Nice: 593 km

from Bordeaux: 273 km

from Strasbourg: 520 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 Clion from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arpheuilles, Chatillon-sur-Indre, Le Tranger, Murs and Villiers.

This page in French: Visiter Clion

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