Gracay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Gracay in Cher

Visit Gracay: highlights and tourist information

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Gracay is situated in the Cher department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the center of France at 42 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Gracay is 194 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Valencay at 21 km and Chateau de Valencay at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Gracay, 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 Gracay 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 Cher

Map of places to visit near Gracay

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

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

  • Bouges-le-Chateau Castle (17km)
  • Palace Jacques Coeur (42km)
  • Bourges Cathedral (42km)
  • Fougeres-sur-Bievre Chateau (51km)

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)

  • Issoudun (24km)
  • Veuil (24km)
  • Chateauroux (39km)
  • Pierrefitte-sur-Sauldre (47km)
  • Aubigny-sur-Nere (59km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • ZooParc de Beauval (39km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Gracay

Canton: Graçay

Arrondissement: Vierzon

Department: Cher

Region: 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

Gracay is in the center of France. 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