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Diou tourism and travel guide

Photo of Diou in Indre

Photo is of Issoudun at 10 km from Diou

Visit Diou: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Issoudun at 10 km and Mehun-sur-Yevre at 18 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Diou, 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 Diou in Centre-Loire Valley.

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



at 10 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Issoudun guide


at 18 km (direction east-north-east), in the Cher department

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

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

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 28 km (direction east), in the Cher department

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

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide


at 28 km (direction east), in the Cher department

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

See Bourges guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 29 km (direction east), in the Cher department

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

See Bourges Cathedral guide


at 37 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chateauroux guide


at 37 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Valencay guide
Chateau de Valencay

Chateau de Valencay

Castle at 37 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateau de Valencay guide


at 44 km (direction south)

Take a stroll through the grounds of the castle here in...

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 46 km (direction south)

The 18th century French manor house where George Sand...

See Nohant-Vic guide


at 58 km (direction north-east), in the Cher department

It is the multi-turreted castle and the Scottish connection that explain the...

See Aubigny-sur-Nere guide

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

Map of places to visit near Diou


Markets in and near Diou

  • Reuilly: market Friday (4km)
  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (11km)
  • Vatan: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Gracay: market Thursday (17km)
  • Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: market Friday & (18km)
  • Mehun-sur-Yevre: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Vierzon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Chatres-sur-Cher: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Mennetou-sur-Cher: market Thursday (28km)
  • Bourges: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (29km)

More information about Diou, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Diou, France

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

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (36km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (44km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (45km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Bouges (27km)
  • Les Prés Fichaux (28km)
  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (52km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (17km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Diou is in the eastern-center of France at 37 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: Diou is 203 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Diou

Canton: Issoudun-Nord

Arrondissement: Issoudun

Department: Indre

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 36260

Distance to Diou

from Chateauroux (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 203 km

from Calais: 434 km

from Nice: 553 km

from Bordeaux: 318 km

from Strasbourg: 460 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 Diou from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Lazenay, Migny, Poisieux, Reuilly, Saint-Georges-sur-Arnon, Saint-Pierre-de-Jards and Sainte-Lizaigne.

This page in French: Visiter Diou

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