Gournay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Gournay in Indre

Photo is of Gargilesse-Dampierre at 13 km from Gournay

Visit Gournay: highlights and tourist information

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Gournay is situated in the Indre 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 Gournay in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Gargilesse-Dampierre at 13 km and Argenton-sur-Creuse at 16 km.

Gournay, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction west-south-west)

Gargilesse-Dampierre is a very small village, but also very pretty and in a lovely...

See Gargilesse-Dampierre guide


at 16 km (direction west)

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

See Argenton-sur-Creuse guide


at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Nohant-Vic guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 20 km (direction east)

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

See La Chatre guide


at 20 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 25 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateauroux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 31 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 Souterraine

La Souterraine

at 43 km (direction south-west), in the Creuse department

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

See La Souterraine guide
Brenne Regional Natural Park

Brenne Regional Natural Park

Natural Parc at 43 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 46 km (direction north-east)

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

See Issoudun guide


at 47 km (direction east), in the Cher department

The castle at Culan is one of the most interesting in the quiet Cher...

See Culan guide


at 64 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

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

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Map of places to visit near Gournay


Markets in and near Gournay

  • Argenton-sur-Creuse: market Saturday (16km)
  • Saint-Gaultier: market Friday (24km)
  • Chateauroux: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday all day & Friday (25km)
  • Villedieu-sur-Indre: market Wednesday (33km)
  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (36km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (39km)
  • Buzancais: market Friday (42km)
  • Levroux: market Monday (45km)
  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (45km)
  • Boussac: market Thursday (45km)

More information about Gournay, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Gournay, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • George Sand House (19km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (19km)
  • Jardin-arboretum de La Sédelle (23km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (38km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etangs de la Brenne (40km)
  • Pierres Jaumetres (50km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Gournay is in the eastern-center of France at 25 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: Gournay is 257 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gournay

Canton: Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre

Arrondissement: Châtre

Department: Indre

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 36230

Distance to Gournay

from Chateauroux (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 257 km

from Calais: 486 km

from Nice: 539 km

from Bordeaux: 264 km

from Strasbourg: 503 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 Gournay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bouesse, Buxieres-d'Aillac, Cluis, Maillet, Mouhers and Neuvy-Saint-Sepulchre.

This page in French: Visiter Gournay