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Visit Contres: highlights and tourist information

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Contres is situated in the Cher department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the center of France at 25 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Contres is 221 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Bourges Cathedral at 25 km and Bourges at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Contres, 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 Contres in Centre-Loire Valley.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Contres


Markets in and near Contres

  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (6km)
  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: market Friday & (23km)
  • Bourges: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (25km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (27km)
  • Baugy: market Friday (30km)
  • Sancoins: market Wednesday (33km)
  • Mehun-sur-Yevre: market Wednesday (37km)
  • Lurcy-Levis: market Monday (37km)
  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (39km)

More information about Contres, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Contres, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (7km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (11km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (36km)
  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (25km)
  • Les Prés Fichaux (25km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (33km)
  • Parc floral d'Apremont (43km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (31km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (16km)
  • Issoudun (39km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Contres

Canton: Dun-sur-Auron

Arrondissement: Saint-Amand-Montrond

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18130

Distance to Contres

from Bourges (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 221 km

from Calais: 456 km

from Nice: 513 km

from Bordeaux: 328 km

from Strasbourg: 437 km

Getting here

Contres is in the center of France. 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 Contres from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Dun-sur-Auron and Saint-Germain-Des-Bois.

This page in French: Visiter Contres

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