Gardefort tourism and travel guide

Photo of Gardefort in Cher

Photo is of Sancerre at 7 km from Gardefort

Visit Gardefort: highlights and tourist information

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Gardefort is situated in the Cher department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Gardefort in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Sancerre at 7 km and La Charite-sur-Loire at 18 km.

Gardefort, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 7 km (direction )

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

See Sancerre guide
La Charite-sur-Loire

La Charite-sur-Loire

at 18 km (direction east-south-east), in the Nievre department

In La Charité-sur-Loire you can visit the abbey church and other monastery buildings...

See La Charite-sur-Loire guide


at 38 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Aubigny-sur-Nere guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 39 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Bourges Cathedral guide


at 39 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Bourges guide
Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 39 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide


at 39 km (direction south-east), in the Nievre department

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

See Nevers guide


at 42 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loiret department

With the Loire River and the Canal de Briare crossing in the centre of...

See Briare guide


at 42 km (direction north-east), in the Yonne department

At the remarkable site of Guedelon an entire medieval castle is being reconstructed using...

See Guedelon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Apremont-sur-Allier guide


at 48 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide


at 49 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loiret department

To the east of the main Loire Valley, the view across the bridge to...

See Gien guide

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Map of places to visit near Gardefort


Markets in and near Gardefort

  • Saint-Satur: market Thursday (8km)
  • Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (17km)
  • Baugy: market Friday (22km)
  • Henrichemont: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Vailly-sur-Sauldre: market Friday (25km)
  • Beaulieu-sur-Loire: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Fourchambault: market Sunday (34km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Loire: market Thursday (37km)
  • Aubigny-sur-Nere: market Saturday all day (38km)
  • Bourges: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (38km)

More information about Gardefort, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Gardefort, France

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

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

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame-du-Pré (Donzy) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (42km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les Prés Fichaux (39km)
  • Forgeneuve (40km)
  • Parc floral d'Apremont (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Pougues-les-Eaux (30km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Gardefort is in the center of France at 39 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Gardefort is 180 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gardefort

Canton: Sancerre

Arrondissement: Bourges

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18300

Distance to Gardefort

from Bourges (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 180 km

from Calais: 415 km

from Nice: 526 km

from Bordeaux: 377 km

from Strasbourg: 394 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 Gardefort from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bue, Feux, Jalognes, Menetreol-sous-Sancerre, Saint-Bouize, Thauvenay, Veaugues and Vinon.

This page in French: Visiter Gardefort