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Visit Culan: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The castle at Culan is one of the most interesting in the quiet Cher department

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Culan. For detailed visitor information see the Culan travel guide.

Culan is situated in the Cher department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the center of France at 60 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Culan is 257 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Herisson at 28 km and Montlucon at 30 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Culan, 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 Culan 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 Culan


Markets in and near Culan

  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (11km)
  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Boussac: market Thursday (24km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (25km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (26km)
  • Montlucon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day (30km)
  • Neris-les-Bains: market Thursday & Sunday (38km)
  • Cosne-d'Allier: market Tuesday (38km)
  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (41km)
  • Commentry: market Friday (42km)

More information about Culan, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Culan, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre collegiale St Etienne (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (42km)

National Monuments

  • George Sand House (30km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (10km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (24km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (26km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (12km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (14km)
  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (16km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (31km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (30km)
  • Pierres Jaumetres (31km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Gouzon (41km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (23km)
  • Issoudun (52km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Culan

Canton: Châteaumeillant

Arrondissement: Saint-Amand-Montrond

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18270

Distance to Culan

from Bourges (prefecture): 60 km

from Paris: 257 km

from Calais: 491 km

from Nice: 499 km

from Bordeaux: 296 km

from Strasbourg: 464 km

Getting here

Culan 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 Culan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Reigny, Saint-Christophe-le-Chaudry, Saint-Maur and Sidiailles.

This page in French: Visiter Culan

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