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Cours-les-Barres tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Nevers at 10 km from Cours-les-Barres

Visit Cours-les-Barres: highlights and tourist information

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Cours-les-Barres is situated in the Cher department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Nevers at 10 km and Apremont-sur-Allier at 15 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Cours-les-Barres, 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 Cours-les-Barres in Centre-Loire Valley.

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



at 10 km (direction east-south-east), in the Nievre department

The ancient centre of Nevers contains several interesting monuments and houses dating...

See Nevers guide


Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction south-south-east)

The story of the renewal of Apremont-sur-Allier is fascinating, and leads us...

See Apremont-sur-Allier guide
La Charite-sur-Loire

La Charite-sur-Loire

at 17 km (direction south-south-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


at 37 km (direction north-north-west)

The pretty village of Sancerre is best known for the famous wines...

See Sancerre guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 48 km (direction west)

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

See Bourges Cathedral guide


at 48 km (direction west)

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

See Bourges guide
Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 49 km (direction west)

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

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide


at 56 km (direction east-north-east), in the Nievre department

Corbigny, on the edge of the Morvan Regional Parc, includes an abbey...

See Corbigny guide


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

The Collegiale Saint-Martin is the principal monument here in the historic centre...

See Clamecy guide

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

Map of places to visit near Cours-les-Barres


Markets in and near Cours-les-Barres

  • Fourchambault: market Sunday (5km)
  • Nevers: market Saturday all day (11km)
  • Sancoins: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Baugy: market Friday (24km)
  • Lurcy-Levis: market Monday (34km)
  • La Machine: market Saturday (37km)
  • Saint-Satur: market Thursday (37km)
  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (39km)
  • Decize: market Friday (40km)
  • Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (43km)

Hotels near Cours-les-Barres

More information about Cours-les-Barres, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Cours-les-Barres, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (30km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame-du-Pré (Donzy) (38km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (38km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Révérien (Saint-Reverien) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (44km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (53km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Forgeneuve (12km)
  • Parc floral d'Apremont (14km)
  • Arboretum de Balaine (40km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Pougues-les-Eaux (7km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (52km)

Geography and distances

Cours-les-Barres is in the center of France at 48 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Cours-les-Barres is 209 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cours-les-Barres

Canton: Guerche-sur-l'Aubois

Arrondissement: Saint-Amand-Montrond

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18320

Distance to Cours-les-Barres

from Bourges (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 209 km

from Calais: 444 km

from Nice: 496 km

from Bordeaux: 370 km

from Strasbourg: 393 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 Cours-les-Barres from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Fourchambault, Garchizy, Germigny-sur-Loire, Jouet-sur-l'Aubois, Le Chautay, Marzy, Pougues-les-Eaux and Torteron.

This page in French: Visiter Cours-les-Barres

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