Gargilesse-Dampierre tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Gargilesse-Dampierre is a very small village, but also very pretty and in a lovely setting. Don't miss the frescoes in the church crypt!

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

Important note

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Benoit-du-Sault at 18 km and La Chatre at 31 km.

Gargilesse-Dampierre, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 10 km (direction north-west)

There are several churches of interest here in Argenton-sur-Creuse, and a very pretty walk...

See Argenton-sur-Creuse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

The unspoiled medieval streets in the 'most beautiful village' of Saint-Benoit-de-Sault quickly take you...

See Saint-Benoit-du-Sault guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 31 km (direction east)

La Chatre is a small town and quick to explore - before setting off...

See La Chatre guide


at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

The 18th century French manor house where George Sand lived is the main attraction...

See Nohant-Vic guide
La Souterraine

La Souterraine

at 32 km (direction south-south-west), in the Creuse department

La Souterraine is one of those 'hard to find' traditional French towns that are...

See La Souterraine guide


at 33 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 34 km (direction north-north-east)

A little remote from the main tourist routes, Chateauroux is quite a sprawling town...

See Chateauroux guide
Brenne Regional Natural Park

Brenne Regional Natural Park

Natural Parc at 39 km (direction west-north-west)

This quiet region of small lakes and fields is a perfect place for cycling...

See Brenne Regional Natural Park guide


at 52 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Vienne department

In the small town of Le Dorat you will enjoy exploring the old town...

See Le-Dorat guide


at 58 km (direction north-east)

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

See Issoudun guide


at 60 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Vienne department

The small market town of Bellac has some medieval houses of interest, and a...

See Bellac guide

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Markets in and near Gargilesse-Dampierre

  • Argenton-sur-Creuse: market Saturday (9km)
  • Saint-Gaultier: market Friday (19km)
  • Chateauroux: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday all day & Friday (33km)
  • Villedieu-sur-Indre: market Wednesday (37km)
  • Le Blanc: market Saturday (43km)
  • Gueret: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (43km)
  • Buzancais: market Friday (45km)
  • Mezieres-en-Brenne: market Thursday (45km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (52km)

More information about Gargilesse-Dampierre, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Gargilesse-Dampierre, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • George Sand House (31km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin-arboretum de La Sédelle (14km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (31km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etangs de la Brenne (34km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Gargilesse-Dampierre is in the eastern-center of France at 34 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: Gargilesse-Dampierre is 266 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gargilesse-Dampierre

Canton: Éguzon-Chantôme

Arrondissement: Châtre

Department: Indre

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 36190

Distance to Gargilesse-Dampierre

from Chateauroux (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 266 km

from Calais: 494 km

from Nice: 544 km

from Bordeaux: 251 km

from Strasbourg: 516 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 Gargilesse-Dampierre from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Badecon-le-Pin, Baraize, Bazaiges, Ceaulmont, Chavin, Cuzion, Le Menoux and Pommiers.

This page in French: Visiter Gargilesse-Dampierre