Gracay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Valencay at 21 km from Gracay

Visit Gracay: highlights and tourist information

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Gracay 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 Gracay in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Valencay at 21 km and Chateau de Valencay at 21 km.

Gracay, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 21 km (direction west), in the Indre department

The castle is the main attraction in Valencay, but we also suggest a visit...

See Valencay guide
Chateau de Valencay

Chateau de Valencay

Castle at 21 km (direction west), in the Indre department

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

See Chateau de Valencay guide


at 23 km (direction south-east), in the Indre department

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

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at 28 km (direction east)

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

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide


at 39 km (direction south-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See Chateauroux guide
Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 42 km (direction east)

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

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide


at 42 km (direction east)

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

See Bourges guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 42 km (direction east)

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

See Bourges Cathedral guide


Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

On the Indrois river, it is the quaint old town, the castle and the...

See Montresor guide
Chateau de Cheverny

Chateau de Cheverny

Castle at 49 km (direction north-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

Cheverny Castle is perhaps the most opulently furnished of the Loire castles, and also...

See Chateau de Cheverny guide


at 59 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Aubigny-sur-Nere guide
Chateau de Chaumont

Chateau de Chaumont

Castle at 62 km (direction west-north-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

The small village of Chaumont-sur-Loire is dominated by the Chateau de Chaumont, one of...

See Chateau de Chaumont guide
Chateau de Blois

Chateau de Blois

Castle at 63 km (direction north-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

One of the most impressive of the Loire castles, the Chateau de Blois is...

See Chateau de Blois guide


at 63 km (direction north-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

The town of Blois, with its castle, cathedral, extensive historic centre and other monuments...

See Blois guide

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Markets in and near Gracay

Market days in Gracay: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Gracay: market Thursday (0km)
  • Vatan: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Chatres-sur-Cher: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Mennetou-sur-Cher: market Thursday (14km)
  • Langon: market Friday (16km)
  • Reuilly: market Friday (16km)
  • Vierzon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Chabris: market Saturday (19km)
  • Gievres: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Valencay: market Tuesday (22km)

More information about Gracay, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Gracay, France

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

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Bouges (17km)
  • Les Prés Fichaux (42km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (8km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • ZooParc de Beauval (39km)

Geography and distances

Gracay is in the center of France at 42 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Gracay is 194 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gracay

Canton: Graçay

Arrondissement: Vierzon

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18310

Distance to Gracay

from Bourges (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 194 km

from Calais: 423 km

from Nice: 570 km

from Bordeaux: 317 km

from Strasbourg: 468 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 Gracay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anjouin, Genouilly, Nohant-en-Gracay, Orville, Reboursin and Saint-Outrille.

This page in French: Visiter Gracay