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Fontenay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau de Valencay at 17 km from Fontenay

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Visit Fontenay: highlights and tourist information

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Fontenay is situated in the Indre department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the eastern-center of France at 28 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: Fontenay is 205 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Valencay at 17 km and Valencay at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Fontenay, 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 Fontenay 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 Indre

Map of places to visit near Fontenay

Markets in and near Fontenay

  • Vatan: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Gracay: market Thursday (12km)
  • Levroux: market Monday (13km)
  • Valencay: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (23km)
  • Chabris: market Saturday (23km)
  • Reuilly: market Friday (23km)
  • Gievres: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Mennetou-sur-Cher: market Thursday (25km)
  • Langon: market Friday (26km)

More information about Fontenay, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Fontenay, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Bouges-le-Chateau Castle (6km)
  • Fougeres-sur-Bievre Chateau (53km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Bouges (6km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etangs de la Brenne (58km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (5km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • ZooParc de Beauval (36km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontenay

Canton: Vatan

Arrondissement: Issoudun

Department: Indre

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 36150

Distance to Fontenay

from Chateauroux (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 205 km

from Calais: 433 km

from Nice: 570 km

from Bordeaux: 305 km

from Strasbourg: 479 km

Getting here

Fontenay is in the eastern-center of France. 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 Fontenay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aize, Bouges-le-Chateau, Guilly, La Chapelle-Saint-Laurian, Liniez, Reboursin, Saint-Florentin and Vatan.

This page in French: Visiter Fontenay

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